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The once great fell so far.

Inventory Supervisor (Former Employee) Westlake, OH

ProsDiscount on books, promo copies you could take home, ability to borrow books, typically GREAT coworkers.

ConsHour cuts without warning, too much work/pressure, constant threat of closure, did I mention too much work?, customers became reliant on coupons and there were no systems in place to help us prevent abuse. So we were told not to allow them to abuse them but the customer would scream at us not corporate.

Advice to Senior ManagementCorporate knows nothing. They are constantly flailing about making silly decisions that anyone in the store knows won't "save the company."

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

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    I miss my job!

    Inventory Processing Team (Current Employee) Annapolis, MD

    I have been working at Borders full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Great people! Got to read lots of books and… Cons: The whole going out of business thing. Advice to Senior Management: Don't sell your online presence to amazon. Oh wait... 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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    Stability and enjoyment decreased drastically as the company made poor business decisions

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

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


    Pros: Great coworkers and a fun environment Cons: Company failed financially under poor leadership Advice to Senior Management: The company should have joined the ereader/ebook game earlier without… 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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