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Previously fun environment is now hell as company dies a slow death.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Barnes & Noble

Pros

Flexible scheduling, laid back environment, variety of work in major market stores

Cons

Dismal pay, no chance for advancement, management never follows through, company is getting rid of all ft employees

Advice to Management

If Barnes and Noble wants a future, it sure seems to be going about it the wrong way. Long term employees should be valued and sought after for promotions. Often times, however, long term employees are run off and new hires who know nothing about books are brought in. There are now so few full time positions that the store can hardly be run successfully.

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  1. Big company with great people and bookish culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Too many layers of middle management. Company is no longer growing and over invested in NOOK resulting in micromanaging instead of meaningful innovative change

    Advice to Management

    Bring in meaningful change to the business. Invest in retail innovation.


  2. People work there for the love of books not the pay

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice People, great location, free books.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, not the best pay

    Advice to Management

    Create structure to allow mobility


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