Compare Barnes & Noble vs Forever 21 BETA

See how working at Barnes & Noble vs. Forever 21 compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Barnes & Noble vs. Forever 21. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Barnes & Noble

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Forever 21

Employee Ratings

  • Barnes & Noble scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 5524 reviews)
Barnes & Noble employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 7009 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Barnes & Noble employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Barnes & Noble employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Barnes & Noble employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Barnes & Noble employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Barnes & Noble Ceo James Daunt
71%
71%James Daunt
Barnes & Noble employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Forever 21 Ceo Daniel Kulle
57%
57%Daniel Kulle
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Barnes & Noble employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 19% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
48%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
42%
Barnes & Noble employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
32%

Salaries

Barnes & Noble has 1,321 more total submitted salaries than Forever 21.
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What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Barnes & Noble.
  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Pro at Forever 21.
  • "Minimum wage" was the most mentioned Con at Barnes & Noble.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Con at Forever 21.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 405 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 194 reviews)
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 319 reviews)
"Great people"(in 168 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Minimum wage"(in 209 reviews)
"Part time"(in 198 reviews)
Cons
"Employee discount"(in 265 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 248 reviews)
Featured Review
"great"Nov 27, 2021

Current Employee - Interior Designer

I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

Pros

everything is absolutely fantastic, i love

Cons

nothing is bad about this wonderful company and job

Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate

I worked at Forever 21 part-time for more than a year

Pros

I enjoyed working here, it was very easy to make friends. The work isn't hard, and it's perfect for someone who is looking for part-time work while in school.

Cons

Not many benefits, also hard to progress within the company.

Job Postings

Forever 21 has 444 more recently posted open jobs than Barnes & Noble.