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Good retail job

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Former Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Solon, OH
Former Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Solon, OH

I worked at Borders part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great coworkers, lots of interesting and educated customers. New conversation every day. A great environment for bibliophiles. Good job for college kids or retirees.

Cons

Too much corporate control of things that could have been handled at a store level. Too slow to adapt to the internet.

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  1. It was fun while it lasted.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Borders

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

    Pros

    You could see the end coming.

    Cons

    the employee experience varied wildly by store.

    Advice to Management

    Next time employees make suggestions on how to improve your technology and compete, listening would be a good first step.


  2. Now out of business

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mission Viejo, CA

    I worked at Borders part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Discounts on books, music, DVDs, etc. Generally good about working with you if need be. It was a fairly standard retail job. It was good for me because I love books, but seeing as they seem to be going the way of the e-book and Amazon, the company is no more.

    Cons

    At time it felt like there were too many bosses present all the same time.


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