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Excellent environment, customer focused, strong executive leadership

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager in Paramus, NJ
Current Employee - Store Manager in Paramus, NJ

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Positive workplace environment, good leadership, expanding merchandise assortment.

Cons

No cons really, good,solid company

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  1. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For me, it was an Invaluable experience for working with the public. I also was able to maintain a very flexible work/life balance

    Cons

    The company asks a lot from its employees, more each year. Store managers have a tendency toward harshness and employees may have little recourse.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in trying to create a store culture that balances profit and people's love of books.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Pleasant revolving door

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

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the other employees are great to be around

    Bookfloor knows their stuff, Cafe keeps good quality

    Nice 30% book and 50% cafe discount

    Meet a lot of interesting and unique people

    Cons

    Management doesn't really take a vested interest in the staff, you need to be flexible and able to work on your own.

    Not really able to stand up for yourself in negative situations

    Raises and benefits not all that great

    Cafe gets ignored more often than not

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the cafe, they're a big source of income both internally and externally.

    Cross training should be mandatory! I can't tell you the amount of times I've had to tell a customer that I had no idea where book X was.

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