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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Barnes & Noble

Pros

Enjoy working with fellow employees.

Cons

the atmosphere comes down to sell, sell, sell.

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    Former Employee - Bookseller  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Very intellectualy stimulating. Great staff and customers. Book loan program is awesome. Cafe discount is 50% - great food and drinks. Management was very interested in our well being overall. Management is not tolerant of abusive customers and will always make sure the employee is treated with respect.

    Cons

    Low pay even if you have years of experience.
    Company is not renewing leases and closing a lot of stores so be careful before you accept a job.
    They only hire leads and managers as full time.
    Customers are very spoiled and allowed to leave piles of books and magazines for employees to pick up and put away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope you'll can continue to stay alive because people still buy real books and still enjoy browsing in a bookstore. Good luck.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay ok. Bonus plan. Free beverage and snacks, and small cafeteria. Office located in Google building, with subway right downstairs in lobby.

    Cons

    Lacks vision, innovation, leadership, direction, good managers, organization, or structure to support just day-to-day work, never mind competitive edge. AND lacks understanding of the 'customer' and meaning of UX.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Playing catch up is not enough to survive in today's face-pace, competitive tech space.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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