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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

I worked at Borders full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Working with diverse but similarly motivated people. Lots of opportunity for 'client facing'. Good variety throughout each day. Long-term opportunities to develop specialist skills.

Cons

Low pay for the level of specialist knowledge required. Occasionally required to work unsociable or irregular hours.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have a vision for the future, rather than fixate on maintaining the status quo. Think about what tomorrow's customers would like and be ahead of them in getting there.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Borders

    Pros

    had a fun time at borders, sad to see them go! there were a ton of good people there.

    Cons

    nothing to complain of except near the end we had to push the rewards plus cards like crazy.

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    Once a great company

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Borders full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in. Good employee discounts. Allowed to check-out books like a library. Customers are generally very pleasant. Very good coffee.

    Cons

    Company is no longer around. High revolving door of CEO's, who, once they accepted the job, run the exact same policies. Pay was horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit laying off the store management staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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