Better World Books

  www.betterworldbooks.com
  www.betterworldbooks.com
There are newer employer reviews for Better World Books

1 person found this helpful  

Mostly a great place to work...but no company is perfect!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at Better World Books

Pros

Better World Books has great values.
It's a relaxed place to work but work always gets done
Customers are very important to the company.
There are some really good people to work with.
Overall it is a great place to work

Cons

Apart from discount on the books there aren't really any benefits, there is a Stakeholder Pension but the company don't contribute so no incentive to join up.
Some of the senior managers have no people skills and have very little management experience which reflects in their management styles and abilities.
Pay is not competitive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing, i.e. constantly trying to be better. Invest in your staff, all the way from the top, down to the bottom.

Recommends

8 Other Employee Reviews for Better World Books (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    best place in the world to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member
    Current Employee - Team Member

    I have been working at Better World Books

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share as you do. Your transparency is terrific

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    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?

There are newer employer reviews for Better World Books

Work at Better World Books? Share Your Experiences

Better World Books

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.