Forty Niner Shops
3.0 of 5 7 reviews
www.csulb.edu Long Beach, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Forty Niner Shops Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
Forty Niner Shops – Long Beach – “Outside the University Bookstore”

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3.0 7 reviews

                             

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Douglas Robinson

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great job while in school!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPro for CSULB students to work at the same place where they go to school.

    ConsPay is minimum wage. It could be more.

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    It's convenient, but not much else

    Book Information (Former Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsDiscounts (primarily for the convenience stores)
    Convenient (location, scheduling, store hours)

    ConsLow pay
    Few hours
    Managers that don't care

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider giving promotions to those who are best suited for the job, not just those who will "probably be employed longer" due to graduation dates. I have seen incredibly qualified people be passed up for a promotion that was given to a younger candidate who quit shortly after receiving the promotion.

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

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    Fun at first...

    Cashier (Current Employee)

    ProsThe convenience of being on campus and management works with your class schedule, as a cashier this job is fun and carefree.

    ConsOnly one opportunity to move up in the company and then stuck at that level, 20 hour limit per work week so not for someone living on their own, management does not communicate with employees well if at all, customers are mostly students

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more company culture or something to bond employees other than not wanting to work there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of connection between management and employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsConvenient, discounts, $5 meal voucher, connect with other students.

    ConsThere is no support system. Too much hassle for little pay and little hours. Only care about making profits and not about employee morale and wellbeing. All about politics and favoritism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to start taking into consideration your employees. Your company is based on customer service and happy employees means happy customers. Favoritism between departments is unacceptable, whether dining or bookstore, everybody should be treated the same.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Environment

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsFlexible scheduling since most employees are students on campus, good managers, gives students the ability to learn about different areas.

    ConsCan't think of any cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great first job for a student.

    Bookstore Associate (Current Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsThe location, being on campus is a plus. The discount on books make for decent savings in the first few weeks of classes.

    ConsYou will get very few hours.

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    49er shops

    Food Service Worker (Current Employee)

    ProsReally easy part time job. Flexible hours for students.

    ConsHorrible compensation and too many incompetent workers

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe managers do not seem trained as thoroughly as they could be.

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