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Good Company but so much drama

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Current Employee - Barista
Current Employee - Barista

I have been working at Barnes & Noble

Pros

They are willing to let you have off for personal days and are very good at working around your other schedules.

Cons

Lots of drama. Give promotions to undeserving people. Would rather give a promotion to someone in the in crowd or someone that has no idea what they're doing rather then give it to someone who has been there awhile.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would say to make sure your managers are doing what they're supposed to and not making things look like they're supposed to always look only when you are coming in to the store.

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    A Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble

    Pros

    -Good chance for promotion
    -Generally good leadership
    -Health plans are reasonable

    Cons

    -High turnover rate
    -Sometimes work schedule can be a tad uneven
    -Have since discontinued several positions

    Recommends
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    Rewarding at times.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Barnes & Noble

    Pros

    Employee discount
    Working with fellow employees
    Pay

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement
    Hours for the employees
    Training
    Scheduling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take booksellers off of the store name and call it Barnes & Noble Retailers. The focus is no longer on books it is on electronics, gifts, and toys. Hire DM's who have worked in the retail environment. Telling a store what to do from behind a desk doesn't help when the concept doesn't make sense at the store level. They just don't get it!

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