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Double Edged sword

Former Employee - Cashier/Bookseller  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Cashier/Bookseller in New York, NY

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

Pros

The people were great. The only pros were the employee discount and the co-workers.

Cons

There is a reason this place went out of business... They didn't keep up with the times and their employees were overworked and underpaid.

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    The once great fell so far.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Supervisor  in  Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Inventory Supervisor in Westlake, OH

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hour 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The Experience of a Lifetime

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Borders full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    an amazing company, so much to be grateful for

    Cons

    ended in liquidation, so that's definitely a con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your stores, they can help

    Recommends
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