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Management need to be more competitive with the wages they are offering or they will lose key staff members

UK Hardworking Team Member (Current Employee)

Pros- Career Advancement opportunities
- Friendly staff (mostly) /casual dress
-A lively working environment
-staff discount (the only benefits offered
-passionate senior management
-social, environmental stance brilliant

Cons-wages and benefits are appalling - many hourly paid staff struggle to make ends meet or have 2nd jobs
-hourly paid staff with many additional responsibilities getting the same rate as those without
-some of the managers have *very* poor people and basic leadership skills
-communicating change is very hit or miss

Advice to Senior Management1. Look after your staff - at least pay us the market rate , we'll be loyal and less likely to jump ship to amazon
2. Implement a staff grading scheme - e.g grade 1 for floors staff grade 2-3 for team leaders/those in specialist role 4 for mangers - it would stop rumors about salaries and give people something to aspire too
3. Recognition Recognition, Recogniton !
4. Be more open and honest - american staff earn more, have greater benefits - why?

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    A good company , but room for improvement

    Bit of Everything (Former Employee) Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Better World Books full-time for more than a year


    Pros: I worked in the UK division of this global bookseller Better World Books has a positive impact in many ways - it is a valuable… Cons: Salary/benefits for supervisors , support staff and warehouse employees was pretty poor Some of the senior managers/supervisors in the UK had poor people management skills… Advice to Senior Management: Keep growing , and reward and actively develop your lower level employees Change the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Poor experience that got worse with each managerial decision

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Better World Books full-time


    Pros: You are able to cash out excessive personal time off for… Cons: Difficult to take time off because various managers do not… Advice to Senior Management: Begin to thoroughly interview your prospective employees and inform them… 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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