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Good Company for College Kids

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Former Employee - Bookseller  in  Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - Bookseller in Schaumburg, IL

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

Pros

Worked well with my school schedule

Cons

Tasks get boring after awhile

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Cashier

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

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meeting lots of new people

    Cons

    the crazy retail hours schedule

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Bookseller In NYC

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

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good employee discount. Learn a lot about publishing. Solid inventory management.
    Increase knowledge of books. Acquired library skills.

    Cons

    Pay is low for booksellers. Typical retail scale for salaries. Work is in a public space with large volume. Many late night hours. Great job to have if you love dealing with large volumes of product and crowded spaces. There is a lot of time standing on this job. And many of the tasks are labor intensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow greater flexibility regarding work hours. Increase the pay of booksellers. Shrink the size of the stores. Perhaps create stores that specialize in a category that has larger sales potential like Children's books. Cut back the operating hours to increase the potential employee pool. No one really likes to work in a bookstore until midnight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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