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Children's Lead Bookseller (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

ProsMeeting great co-workers and long-lasting friends
If you are a lead or manager, they will generally try and work with your schedule (if they like you).
Once in a while, there will be an excellent manager; but this is few-and-far between.
Most of the workers (non-management) are very talented individuals.

ConsThey won't work with your schedule if you are not a lead or manager, despite how many years you have given them.
25 cent raises, once per year, are the norm. 50 cents is rare. 75 cents is unheard of.
Managers don't like to work, but they will come down on you for doing the same. And in some cases, throw their extra work on you.
Small-minded; narrow-minded management who thinks the world revolves around them and the store
If your job is cut by corporate, they will offer you part-time hours and minimum wage, despite have worked in management for more than 10 years.
Micro-management and abuse (depending on the store manager at the time).

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your workers with more respect. Pay them a livable wage. A twenty-five cent raise per year is a joke. They most likely are very educated and work at the store because they are having a hard time in the current economic climate. If you want to retain your best assets, treat them like you would treat your own management team.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    hard work under appreciated

    Digital Sales Lead (Former Employee) Manchester, CT

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time for more than a year


    Pros: Flexible Hours Generally good atmosphere Friendly staff members (other than management) Cons: No chance for advancement No benefits Bad management Under paid Unappreciative of hard work No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    A lot of responsibilities - no pay

    Receiver (Former Employee)

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time for less than a year


    Pros: Very friendly staff, customers, and employees. Can be fun if… Cons: Minimum wage pay, many responsibilities. I was receiving/scanning shipments, sorting books, shelving books, checking inventory, working as a cashier, helping customers find books,… Advice to Senior Management: Pay your workers more! ;) No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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