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Great for building experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Barista in Boca Raton, FL
Current Employee - Barista in Boca Raton, FL

I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Depending on our your department manager and coworker relations, your schedule can be somewhat flexible! They have this awesome book borrowing program that not many people know about that allows you to borrow any hardcover in the store with managers' permission, which is such an amazing benefit. Like your own private library!

Cons

It isn't anyone goal job, besides maybe store managing, so everyone is looking for a promotion or keeping their options open-realistic for most beginning jobs, really.

Advice to Management

Mine were really supportive, but each store varies. Thank you for those who give back and recognize your employees!

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Too many organizational changes with little transparency.

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is good with some perks that give the company a "dot com" feel to it. In a great neighborhood. Pay is good.

    Cons

    The company keeps shifting priorities and makes organizational changes frequently which makes the employees scrambling to keep up and prove themselves over and over.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and tell the employees what's going on. The Palo Alto team and NY technology teams need managers that want collaboration.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Culture and expectations under constant evolution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Every day you have helped customers improve their life in some way, sometimes really significantly.

    Cons

    The company is adjusting quickly to a changing market and that means that key components of your job description change often, without much notice, and without much room for negotiation.

    Advice to Management

    If investment of resources to the retail stores continues to decline, no one will believe Mr. Lynch anymore when he insists the company is dedicated to service through the retail side.

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