Follett Educational Services
3.4 of 5 7 reviews
www.fes.follett.com Woodridge, IL 5000+ Employees

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Excellent company culture and support but lacks in competitive compensation

Account Executive-Field Purchasing (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Follett Educational Services full-time for more than 3 years

Pros-Excellent ongoing technology initiatives
-Fantastic support network for outside sales force
-Good benefits and time off
-No evenings or weekend work
-Lots of recognition programs

Cons-Compensation could be higher to more in line with similar outside sales
-Comission process far too subjective in determining final payouts
-Very limited advancement opportunity

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more receptive to the innovation and suggestions of the account executives that are in the field day in and day out in order to improve results and morale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great First Time Retail Experience

Temporary Retail (Former Employee)
Norfolk, VA

I worked at Follett Educational Services part-time for less than a year


Pros: Work / Life Balance, Nice Employees Cons: Not enough hours even for a temporary worker Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Follett was a good company to work for until the recent merger of the Follett companies.

Coordidnator (Former Employee)
Woodridge, IL

I worked at Follett Educational Services full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: It is rewarding to help school districts save money by offering textbooks at a… Cons: This family owned business is not focused on helping their employees. There have been a large number of layoffs due to the merger of… Advice to Senior Management: Keep your good employees and don't give their jobs to employees who work… 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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