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A soulless piece of meat

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Former Employee - Bookseller  in  Bolingbrook, IL
Former Employee - Bookseller in Bolingbrook, IL

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

Pros

Fun to work around books.

Cons

Management 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 ManagementAdvice

Going on the "warpath" is not inspiring --

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    My experience was bittersweet

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Hato Rey, PR
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hato Rey, PR

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

    Pros

    I could have one on one experience with the costumer. Good discounts

    Cons

    I spent a couple of days working 9 consecutive hours with no one to relieve me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great and knowledgeable staff that eventually fell under mismanagement.

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    Former Employee - Bookseller  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The staff was fantastic. I worked there for two years and made lasting friendships. The employees were, by and large, incredibly articulate and knowledgeable about literature, film and music. During my first year, the management was fantastic, kept the staff up-to-date on the goings-on of the store, and generally supported the employees and the community. The store was well-stocked and frequently busy, as it was located near UCLA and was the closest book store off-campus.

    Cons

    As Borders went bankrupt, the management changed and a new feel came to the store. The management made increasingly bizarre decisions, such as firing long-time employees and putting on events that took up resources and drew few people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're closed, so there's really nothing left to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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