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Never fall in love with your job

Manager (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

ProsDiscount, Co-workers,Benefits, Profit Sharing Bonuses

ConsI've heard that it is WAY different in other districts, so keep in mind this has been my experience in San Antonio. I LOVED HPB for the first several years of my time there. The last year, and the higher up on the ladder I went, the less I loved it. Co workers and I half jokingly said it was kinda like a marriage where you gave and gave, and did your best, but you never seemed to get anything in return. LOTS of micromanagement, and mainly not being given the resources we needed to get the work done that they expected of us. You would get tons of vacation time, but never be able to take it. The quality of life sucked. I would only recommend working HPB in San Antonio if you a) have very thick skin b) are not afraid to work very, very hard c) don't have a significant other or children and d) can live off minimum wage

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are very out of touch. The market is changing, your customers are changing, and you have not worked in the stores on a daily basis in years. Before you implement procedures, YOU need to do them, or let the ones in the stores make those calls.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Most Convoluted Place On Earth

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)

    I worked at Half Price Books full-time for less than a year

    Pros: Good pay Good hours I really loved this job while it lasted. I enjoyed being around books and a majority of the customers were really… Cons: Where to begin! Here's my story. I interviewed at Half Price and they asked me to leave the job I had currently with no notice… Advice to Senior Management: Watch your stores very carefully. Because all your managers are stupid and do not care… 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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    Great business model, good benefits and meager pay.

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Half Price Books full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: Great products and value. Great benefits and extras. Cons: Little pay, small raises and a lack of form and… Advice to Senior Management: Hire real business professionals for help run the business and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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