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Great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Bookseller  in  San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Bookseller in San Antonio, TX

Pros

They care about your future and give you many ways to grow inside the company.

Cons

Hesitant to hire regional managers and above from inside the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give your employees a chance to grow further than just inside your store locations.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1.  

    A Great Company If you Work Hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager  in  Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Frisco, TX

    Pros

    A Very friendly and nurturing staff. The company can identify talent and help you get promoted very quickly.

    Cons

    Initial low pay. And sometimes the retail environment can get very hectic. Not everyone that works there is friendly so it can be stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank your booksellers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not challenging; a lot of temps

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Free snacks/sodas/refreshments, etc. stocked daily
    Great location in Chelsea (across Chelsea Market, High Line, shops, etc.)
    Casual office attire
    Office parties for holidays etc
    Summer Fridays

    Cons

    I added the extra star because of the above pros. Otherwise, bn seems to not be doing well, as in since I've been there, there have been major layoffs throughout, at least in 2 major waves. Full-timers I used to see daily in the past are gone. Red flag. Departments are virtually empty most of the week. Red flag. Many seem bored there/lack energy. Red flag. Personally, I'm in a department made up of temps, except managers/supervisor titles. No room for growth, making the same $ for 2 yrs, no reward system. Red flag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long-term temps should see some kind of pay raise after loyally working there for so long. They stay to make 40 hours a week, and although they have the option for Summer Fridays/ half-day, they don't get paid for those hours like full-time employees (of course because they're temp). But there are temps that have been w/ bn for 3+ years and still get paid the same, etc. Even $1 raise after a certain amount of time spent at bn would help enough that maybe, things would balance out a little more and loyal long term temps could actually enjoy Summer Fridays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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