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a big pile of mehh.

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Former Employee - Bookseller in Beaumont, TX
Former Employee - Bookseller in Beaumont, TX

I worked at Books-A-Million part-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

20% off, and you can check books out, my co-workers were awesome, I loved cafe once I got the hang of it, customer service is rewarding,

Cons

There is a high focus on selling the discount card. If you love to sell the same thing over and over again...that's great, if you like to sell something that most people don't want....this is perfect. for the entire time I worked there, i felt like the company only cared about the money it made. Employee's there are very unhappy because there is so much stress to sell the discount card and magazines at the register. This store had a very high turn over, and was always under kept.

Advice to Management

Don't stress your employee's out so much with the discount card. For a debt free company, and book store, the atmosphere is very high strung.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Poor management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Waldorf, MD
    Current Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Waldorf, MD

    I have been working at Books-A-Million part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on cafe and most items in store, great starting pay. Will work with students on schedule.

    Cons

    Management picks favorites. The managers also refuse, and I mean unless it is an LP issue, they will refuse to fire anyone. Management will lie to employees. Our store reprimands and will actually yell at employees that don't meet their daily "goal." Management refuses to take responsibility for their own actions. Manager doesn't believe in time off for personal reasons. and if you have your tips stolen, even if it's on camera, don't expect to get them back.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to employees. Also, don't blame other managers for a terrible job if you aren't doing the best either. Don't expect your employees to have your work style, some people may need time off when a family member dies even if you wouldn't. Stick up for your employees, and don't treat them like dirt.


  2. Helpful (2)

    horrible managemante all the way up who make a hostile work environment

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    Current Employee - Magazine Specialist in Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Magazine Specialist in Anderson, SC

    I have been working at Books-A-Million part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    working with books and cool people

    Cons

    Hostile work environment on a petty sales card and magazine rip off

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees like humans not like animals


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