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  • Employee Discount(155 comments)

    “The employee discount is only 30% off on books and 20% off on CDs and DVDs and like 10-15% off on Nook. Honestly I don't even use it, I still...”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(54 comments)

    “It's pretty standard, but not great. You earn like a day or two per month. Typical, sub-par United States vacation plan.”

  • Sick Days(24 comments)

    “Didn't have sick days for part-time employees to my knowledge. Never had any”

  • Sep 13, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Dallas, Texas

    Excellent benefits for Management

  • Sep 13, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Cafe Lead Server in Raleigh, North Carolina

    Pretty comprehensive package for medical and dental. Surprisingly good benefits from a stingy company. Best thing is the coverage. Worst is there's only two choices for coverage options and only one carrier.

  • Sep 21, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Huntsville, Alabama

    The worst thing is that you have to be full time to get health insurance, and its not easy to get full time. The prescription drug coverage is horrible, Caremark, they do not work with you to get a drug approved if they don't cover it you're basically out of luck. So you have Caremark not your doctor determining what drugs you get.

  • Sep 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Cafe Server in Pasadena, Texas

    YOU GET vacation AFTER 6 months. They offer 401K plan, only a full time employee Can agent health and dental coverage. You get your first raise after 6 months. Then it's every year.

  • Sep 02, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Bookseller in Oceanside, California

    Only benefit for part-time employees is the store discount of 20%. This works on all products and café items.

  • Aug 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    Employee discount is good- 15% off Nook, 20% off music/DVDs, 30% off books/gift, 50% off most cafe (some is only 30%). Pretty good amount of PTO, only a few paid sick days. Part-time employees aren't eligible for medical/dental insurance or a retirement plan. Full-time dental coverage is decent and covers 2 cleanings a year. Company matches 401k contributions up to 4% for full-time employees. A co-worker that had a baby was given reasonable accommodations, but had to use PTO for her leave and then took another few weeks of unpaid time off, so maternity leave could be better. Not sure about other parental leaves.

  • Aug 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    401k match up to 4%, two weeks vacation, personal and sicks days, employee discount.

  • Aug 28, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Huntington Beach, California

    As a part-time employee, you pretty much get no benefits. But the employee discount is pretty great, 30% off full priced books and 20% off music, movies, and electronic accessories.

  • Aug 10, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Barista in Rome, Georgia

    They are very flexible on your availibility and the customers are very high class. Management is very good

  • Aug 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Fairbanks, Alaska

    The discount is pretty great, 50% off on cafe food and beverages and 30% on books and like 10% music (not entirely sure about that one). The health coverage is mediocre, high deductibles. And the vision doesn't for anywhere in Fairbanks m, Ak

Benefits Summary


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Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (223)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

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Vacation & Time Off

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