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Terrible

Bookseller (Former Employee) Nashville, TN

ProsYou 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fair amount of work hours, non strenuous work

    Merch Manager (Current Employee) Las Vegas, NV

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


    Pros: Work / Life balance, low stress, fun. Cons: hours change often, could pay better Advice to Senior Management: Keep on keepin' on! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Employees reflect management

    Barista (Former Employee) Wichita, KS

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


    Pros: I very much enjoyed working at my particular B&N in Wichita. Since I was only seasonal, the management made all the difference. They… Cons: Since I was seasonal, I really saw the changes happen when management changed. I didn't get any benefits since I worked under 30… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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