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Abebooks Overview

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Victoria, BC (Canada)
51 to 200 employees
1996
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Unknown
AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books and a remarkable place to work. Millions of new, used, rare and out-of-print books are offered for sale through the AbeBooks websites from thousands of booksellers around the world. We helped to revolutionize the used book business ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to help people find and buy any book from any bookseller and our business stretches around the world with six international sites — AbeBooks.com, AbeBooks.co.uk, AbeBooks.de, AbeBooks.fr, AbeBooks.it, and IberLibro.com, as well as ZVAB.com, a marketplace ... Read more

Abebooks Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
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    I have been working at Abebooks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful office overlooking the ocean
    Teams work together to support each other
    Focus on a positive work environment
    Opportunities to have fun and develop good relationships with coworkers
    Regular structured raises and reviews

    Cons

    Small company, so internal opportunities for growth and development, moving to other teams, etc, are very limited, even as part of Amazon.
    Focus on frugality and need-to-do, not always room for creativity or relaxation

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward and develop the talent that you have as well as bringing in new candidates

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Abebooks Interviews

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Abebooks (London, England (UK)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online through Abebook's website and they responded in a week with a time for a phone interview. The connection was somewhat glitching, but overall it was an easy interview.

    Following that they organized a series of in-house interviews that revolved mostly around my past experience and previous work. Questions seemed to revolve around Amazon principles with a constant focus of past situations.

    Overall the process was fun and the interviewers were nice and friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with ambiguity in emails? Tell me about a time when you made a mistake. Tell me a situation when you disagreed with your manager. Tell me about a difficult situation you handled with a customer.   Answer Question
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Abebooks Awards & Accolades

  • BC's Top Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2014
  • BC's Top Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2013
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