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Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Mishawaka, IN
Former Employee - Project Manager in Mishawaka, IN

I worked at Better World Books

Pros

Generous vacation; Independent work environment

Cons

Transparency is lacking; Little opportunity for growth; Little training for ambitious employees;

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is young and inexperienced. They should be allowed to learn more management skills and techniques in a college setting. Promotional opportunites should be based on credentials. The most hard working and educated should have the opportnities to move up within the company. Management should be more truthful with employees. Deception and lying will be exposed. Reviews should be performed much more regularly. That is, at least, once every six months if not more frequently.

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Other Reviews for Better World Books

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for career development if you're high initiative. Startup transitioning into playing with the big boys.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Better World Books full-time

    Pros

    Performance contributes to significant environmental and social impact
    Room for growth in the industry
    Professional development opportunities abound for self starters

    Cons

    Growing pains in transitioning from startup to structured organization
    Margins on used books do not currently allow for salaries you'd expect for the work put in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value your people and all your stakeholders will be taken care of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tremendous growth company with great opportunity despite hit-or-miss leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Better World Books full-time

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity to learn if you play the politics well.

    Cons

    Leadership is top down. The most common response to the question "Why?" is "(Executive) says so." Some of the leadership is excellent, others are in over their heads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take seriously the commitments you make to the staff. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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