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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

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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    The only job in retail I enjoyed

    Former Employee - Bookseller  in  Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Buford, GA

    Pros

    Great work environment, great management, great co-workers

    Cons

    Difficulties obtaining a raise as a seasonal part time employee

  2.  

    Tend to discriminate against older employees

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    Former Employee - Bookseller  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Most of the supervisors and managers I experienced were good, caring people, with one notable exception. The first manager I worked for there was abusive, but he only lasted about two years before leaving the company. Employees who were laid off were given severance packages.

    Cons

    Don't want to hire full time employees. Laid off employees over forty. Favored employees who were former Barnes & Noble, Inc. employees over those working for bookstores they took over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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