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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 for 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 for 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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    Employees reflect management

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    Former Employee - Barista  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Barista in 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 were encouraging and supportive. We looked out for each other. Out of all the places I've worked, working at Barnes and Noble was by far my favorite place to ever work. The management was what made the difference.

    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 hours: This let me get a better picture of management. When management changed, so did my hours. The managers who hired me or crossed trained me would give me hours, but new managers rarely (if ever) gave me hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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