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Terrible

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Former Employee - Bookseller in Nashville, TN
Former Employee - Bookseller in Nashville, TN

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

Pros

You are around book.
You help people find the books they're looking for.
If you are part-time, you may have a lot of flexibility with your schedule.

Cons

The management at my location was terrible. There were a few good ones, but all of the managers that had power over me were terrible. I was an excellent worker. Supervised numerous staff and went well above the minimum wage employee expectations. Eventually I was laid off for numerous unsubstantial reasons with 1 day's notice. Most of the employees were astounded by this. A few even said that THEY should be let go instead of me if they were going to cut anyone.

If it was any grace of karma, the store manager was asked to leave his position a week after I was laid off.

I'm sure other stores are great, but this was my experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The retail bookstore may be a dying business, but don't let a management concern for the bottom line $$$ impact how you treat your employees. Reward dedicated and hard working employees - if not financially, through job security or nice words.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Fair amount of work hours, non strenuous work

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    Current Employee - Merch Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Merch Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work / Life balance, low stress, fun.

    Cons

    hours change often, could pay better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keepin' on!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    crm

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    Current Employee - CRM in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - CRM in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    forward thinking management, lots of autonomy in the position, giving back to the community and building sales, management is committed as well as hourly staff, crew tends to vary from store to store as does management focus

    Cons

    crm is misnomer, title should be business development manager, position is not bonused and should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bonus your sales positions, you'd be more liable to keep great people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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