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It was okay

Former Employee - Cafe Server
Former Employee - Cafe Server

I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time

Pros

Gave decent benefits to all employees, including part-time workers

Cons

Stopped giving benefits to part-time workers. The corporate office encourages management to reduce hours while increasing worker productivity. This results in high turnover and low employee morale.

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    Not what I expected

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    Former Employee - Bookseller
    Former Employee - Bookseller

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent employee discount on store merchandise, most employees were friendly, nicer work environment then many other jobs

    Cons

    Trained only to use cash register, no opportunities for growth, management gave conflicting advice, received very little hours, often had to work holidays, store was suffering financially, minimum wage pay, management often was unfriendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the training process, cut employees if you cannot afford to keep them on

    Doesn't Recommend
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    It was a job that went nowhere.

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    Former Employee - Lead Music Seller in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Music Seller in Austin, TX

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The fellow employees were good. Store management was good. You were around books and music. Customers were mostly pleasant. Flexible schedule was nice.

    Cons

    Low annual raises. Not much room to advance. Better as a part-time job. Benefits deteriorated, especially for part time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get into selling music mp3's and dvd's online.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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