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Stocker

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Current Employee - Stocker in Roseville, MN
Current Employee - Stocker in Roseville, MN

I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Friendly staff to work with

Cons

Job is unfullfilling and can be boring.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Push Nook more

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Cafe Manager
    Current Employee - Cafe Manager

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great health insurance and discount

    Cons

    the pay is not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay scale needs to be commensurate with the effort that is required of management positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time (more than an 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 are at least earnest and hardworking. (Lazy idiots don't last long in a B&N environment.) I'm not FT myself, but FT employees have incredible health care and other benefits.

    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 find a promotion is to wait for someone else to get promoted or leave the store. Growth from this position is incredibly difficult because of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do something to anchor great employees. The clientele who walk in really appreciate employees with at least a partial college education to help provide book recommendations, but the low pay and severe lack of promotion opportunities make company loyalty highly discouraging. Many booksellers love doing their job, but just find it incredibly unaffordable. Most could even go someplace else for much more pay with their educational backgrounds. These people find themselves eventually leaving and being replaced by someone subpar, hindering the store's customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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