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6 Great Months at Barnes & Noble

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Former Employee - Barista in Harrisonburg, VA
Former Employee - Barista in Harrisonburg, VA

I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (less than a year)

Pros

Great people, great books, great place. Overall, it was a really positive working environment, and you could tell that the people you were working with cared as much about literature as you did.

Cons

The occasional bigot will come in asking where your Qurans are so they can burn one. They also really like you to sell sell sell the nook, which is exceedingly difficult to do when you're selling a $2 coffee to a book-lover.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't push the nook so hard -- most people coming to B&N are more interested in books, not eReaders.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Buford, GA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great management, great co-workers

    Cons

    Difficulties obtaining a raise as a seasonal part time employee

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    One of the worst places I have ever worked.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Comfortable work with little if any challenge.

    Cons

    Associates were mean spirited. Management was clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all the upper management and start new.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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