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Part-Time Bookseller

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Former Employee - Bookseller  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Bookseller in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

This is a great place to work if you like books. I worked here as a part-time bookseller for several years while attending school. If you work full time and are good at your job, there are advancement opportunities. They're pretty good about raises. Very flexible scheduling.

Cons

Relatively low pay at first. Stores sometimes close, and you have to try to find a new job at another of their stores.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Changing Culture

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are generally smart, interesting, & passionate lovers of reading. Generous employee discount.

    Cons

    Pressure on employees is now selling electronics, i.e. Nook. Appreciation of book knowledge is no longer valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Books - not Nooks - still pay salaries. While selling Nooks is critical, remember the majority of customers still rely on employees for book knowledge, not electronic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Annual Layoffs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good health insurance, attempts at trying to seem to care for the employees

    Cons

    They do layoffs EVERY year right after MLK birthday. Where careers come to dies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees know there is no growth. Don't hire anyone under 40 and no kids for that reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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