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It's a job, not a career

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Former Employee - Bookseller in Buffalo, NY
Former Employee - Bookseller in Buffalo, NY

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

Pros

You'll meet some great people. Everyone out-works their paycheck and all are interested - at least - somewhat in literature and pop culture. That's why they work there. It makes work conversations fun.

Cons

It's retail. You're working weekends and late nights for less-than-great pay. Unless you work full-time, there's no benefits (they just got rid of them). And you'll learn lessons in patience and diplomacy because you're dealing with customers, who are their own special breed of 'special.'

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't micromanage so much. Stay attune to the mood of the employees. Stores are routinely understaffed for the amount of business and work that needs to be done. Late-night closings and projects at 10:00pm, on top of a full day of work, are not the way to end a day.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Fun Environment, Like and All Day Scavenger Hunt Everyday

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    Former Employee - Book Seller in Glendora, CA
    Former Employee - Book Seller in Glendora, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, most customers read

    Cons

    Limited upward momentum, strict corporate goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparent communication between stores and corporate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Decent College Job

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    Current Employee - Barista; Bookseller in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Barista; Bookseller in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits for part time workers

    Cons

    Poor store management. Inconsistent rules/favoritism.

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