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Tend to discriminate against older employees

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

I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (more than 10 years)

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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    If you have to work retail, it's not bad.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice to be around books; coworkers were pleasant, hardworking; customers were usually appreciative. As a full-time employee I received health benefits, a 401K, and paid time off. Opportunity for promotion was available if you could drink the kool-aid.

    Cons

    Pay was terrible; schedule was erratic; usually had to work weekends and frequently evenings. Management attitude was inconsistent depending on the latest hot button from HQ. Expectation was to provide great customer service, but often without sufficient coverage. Then mgmt would question why you couldn't handle everything perfectly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase hourly pay; treat employees with more respect; set reasonable objectives.

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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 (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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