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Half Price Books Benefits

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  • 401K Plan  (16 comments)

    “5% company match. A total no brainer.”

  • Health Insurance  (16 comments)

    “Premiums rose while I was there while quality dropped, but it seemed unavoidable. Was outstanding when I started.”

  • Employee Discount  (13 comments)

    “Half off used merchandise (books/DVD/CD/LP), and 20% off new merchandise. If you find something that has been thrown in the trash, you may keep it...”

  • Mar 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Shift Leader in Kansas City, Missouri

    Great benefits for full time staff. Excellent health insurance, one month PAID maternity/paternity leave, copious vacation and sick time and holidays, 401(k), an employee discount that makes it very hard to hang onto your whole paycheck.

  • Feb 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Dallas, Texas

    It’s affordable and coverage is good. Covers medical, dental, and vision.

  • Jan 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Bookseller in Frisco, Texas

    Employee discount, excellent insurance benefits, performance-based bonuses -- 4 times a year, the company splits a portion of its profits with every employee. Everyone from the CEO down to the most recently hired bookseller gets the same amount, which usually ranges from $100 to $500. There is also a Christmas bonus that I think is based on your years of service.

  • Jan 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Bookseller in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Offers paid sick time but manager would penalize and withhold raises from employees who use them - even those with serious illnesses and notes from doctors. Paid vacation days were on a “first come” basis and manager would blacked out most weekends months in advance. No bonus pay for working holidays and “Profit Sharing” checks were rapidly shrinking.

  • Nov 17, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Warehouse Associate in Dallas, Texas

    Good health insurance, dental, and vision. Not too expensive. 401k is matched at 5%. They also offer vacation, sick time, and paid time off.

  • Nov 12, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Bookseller in Greenwood, Indiana

    Although the benefits package is generally cheap, when it is coupled with the low wage it makes it difficult to make ends meet

  • Oct 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Columbus, Ohio

    Benefits are through UHC; you get dental, vision, medical, 401k

  • Sep 17, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    401K matches to 5%. Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance. They also have a nice employee assistance program that is free.

  • Sep 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Book Seller in Columbus, Ohio

    Benefits are affordable for what is offered.

  • Aug 20, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Customer Service Representative in Dallas, Texas

    Best thing about the perks is that we have any at all. Health is good, but used to be free. Profit-based-bonus is paltry these days but is welcome when it comes. Time off isn't bad but not what it used to be. 401K is actually pretty good as they match up to 5%. Employee discount is really awesome 50% off of nearly everything.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (48)
  • CheckmarkDental Insurance (13)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (48)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • CheckmarkJob Training (8)
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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