Borders
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www.bordersgroupinc.com Ann Arbor, MI 5000+ Employees

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A soulless piece of meat

Bookseller (Former Employee)
Bolingbrook, IL

I worked at Borders full-time for more than a year

ProsFun to work around books.

ConsManagement by humiliation
Smokers allowed more breaks than non-smokers
After 1 year of great service I was given a 00.17 raise
Employees expected to prepare special events off the clock

Advice to Senior ManagementGoing on the "warpath" is not inspiring --

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Administrative Assistant in Store Operations

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Ann Arbor, MI

I worked at Borders full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: great employees who were dedicated to their jobs and the… Cons: brought in management that did not know the business top heavy… Advice to Senior Management: NA, company is now defunct 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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Over budget, constantly

Inventory Processing Team (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at Borders full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Books! Music! DVDs! Passionate full-time staff with a casual vibe and service.… Cons: Huge mistake to go global. Excessive spending internally without any check or balances in the early years made most stores spend hundreds of thousands of… Advice to Senior Management: Stay domestic. Choose better locations. Actually have events in-store at… 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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