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best place in the world to work!

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Current Employee - Team Member
Current Employee - Team Member

I have been working at Better World Books

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

great staff and management
terrific career growth possibilities
good benefits
fair pay
relaxed and enjoyable work environment
social mission wonderful

Cons

growing company so bound to have some growing pains at times

Advice to Management

Continue to share as you do. Your transparency is terrific

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - UK Hardworking Team Member
    Current Employee - UK Hardworking Team Member

    I have been working at Better World Books

    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 Management

    1. 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?

  2. This is a growing resale book company that has bright ideas and an even brighter future for their employees.

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    Former Employee - Customer Care in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Care in Mishawaka, IN

    I worked at Better World Books

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tight community of energetic individuals
    Creative work environment

    Cons

    Facilities seem outdated in many places, need improvements in technology

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