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Great place to work

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

Pros

Easy work not very difficult to pick things up.

Cons

rush is very busy but as long as you don't mind working its no big deal.

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    "Do you have this book I saw here last month? It was on this table and I think it was blue."

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bookseller in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Bookseller in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Excellent discounts on merchandise
    -Annual, performance based, raises
    -Relatively clean and professional (for a retail environment)

    Cons

    -Severely limited hours for part-time employees
    -Somewhat limited advancement opportunities
    -"Do you have this book I saw here last month? It was on this table, and I think it was blue."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    money does not own my soul

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    employee discount, friendly coworkers and some management, pleasant atmosphere, good line of products, specializes employees in fields of strength

    Cons

    troubles with flexibility of schedule, some management, rude clientele, micro-management, no respect for some employees, lack of camaraderie, apparently the store must own you body and soul to get anywhere in the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES DURING THEIR INTERVIEWS. Stop killing trees with needless paperwork, get on the ball and listen when an employee has to reschedule. Seriously reconsider some of the things that come out of your mouth and realize that some of us have lives apart from our retail lives within the company. I have felt a lack of respect and a certain sense of condescension from the higher management. My experience with this particular location has disenchanted me with work here and I will be leaving in the very near future. Best of luck keeping employees if they receive the same treatment I have. Also, don't trick an employee into accepting a job only to tell them it's seasonal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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