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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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    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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    Great people to work with Horrible company to work for

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Average employee is educated and fun to work with, really love my co-workers!

    Cons

    Management does not care about their employees. Regional Management cannot make a good hiring decision for the St. Louis District Manager position to save their life. The Company makes a big deal about caring for their employees but it is just a front. Like most Companies they only care about profit...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you take care of the employees they will take care of the Company. Follow your own Company Policies...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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