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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. Helpful (1)

    It's retail

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bookseller
    Former Employee - Bookseller
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open company. Depending on your store, they will listen to problems without you worrying about backlash. Friendly people usually work there.

    Cons

    It's retail. I worked at 3 different locations. Depending on who shops there, it could be great, or a nightmare. I had both. Also, upper management sometimes loses sight on how things can be done low level. Sometimes their obsession with selling member cards came before providing good customer service.


  2. It was a job that went nowhere.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Music Seller in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Music Seller in Austin, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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