Barnes & Noble
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Pretty good for retail job

Part Time Book Seller (Former Employee)
Manchester, NH

ProsPart of the job is to know books- what's new, what's good, what's hot- so if you're a literature fan this is great! It's also very low key, but things change around often enough for it to not get monotone

ConsVery strict corporate structure, sometimes it's hard to find arguments as to why B&N is a better choice than Amazon and the likes, you are almost forced to push memberships, etc

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lovely place to work on the retail level, as long as you have a noggin and little desire for money.

    Bookseller (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

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


    Pros: Most of my coworkers are wonderful to work with. They're all at least reasonably intelligent and the not-so-bright ones who do manage to get hired… Cons: On the retail sales level, the pay is minimum-wage and one without managerial experience must start PT (meaning no benefits). Also, the only way to… Advice to Senior Management: Please do something to anchor great employees. The clientele who walk in really appreciate employees with at least a partial college education to help… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Started good, went bad

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee)

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


    Pros: Book and cafe discount. Employees very passionate about work.… Cons: Low pay. No bonus in lower volume stores. Payroll cut every year.… Advice to Senior Management: Get a real training program for Booksellers and Management. Increase Management Salaries.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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