Books-A-Million

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I worked under a manager who made it very difficult to get work done; she's gone now.

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Former Employee - Bookseller in Hanover, MD
Former Employee - Bookseller in Hanover, MD

I worked at Books-A-Million part-time (less than an year)

Pros

-Get to work with books
-Get to Recommend your favorites
-Work with people who have a mind for Literary discussion
-Learn and discover new feature and new books

Cons

-Very corporate heavy
-Bad management experiences
-Reshelving can take a long time until you know what you're searching for
-The retail environment can be difficult

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please monitor your store managers and what they're actually accomplishing. Also, care more about your employees. It was very difficult to get in touch with upper management that didn't seem to care about your existence.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Books verses electronics that is the question.

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Books-A-Million part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working with books.

    Cons

    Excessive emphasis on selling discount cards instead of selling books.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with the same respect, that you expect them to give to your customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience/Lost Job to Company Restructure

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    Former Employee - Kids Specialist in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Kids Specialist in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Books-A-Million part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This was a great place to work. I was able to promote from within.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Corporate restructured and purchased Borders stores and closed some of its currents stores in a restructure. Savannah lost a great bookstore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate greed strikes again

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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