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  • New York, NY
  • 10000+ Employees
  • Company - Private
  • Other Retail Stores
  • $5 to $10 billion (USD)


Barnes & Noble is the world’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates over 600 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, Our Nook Digital ...

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Barnes & Noble Chief Executive Officer James Daunt
James Daunt
695 Ratings
Former Employee, less than 1 year

"Loved working here"

Jun 5, 2023 - Part Time Book Seller in El Paso, TX
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO


Discount on books and cafe and get to work in a relaxed environment with really cool people.


Hours are scarce during certain times of the year.
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In Person21%
Employee Referral5%

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    Phone interview very stray forward and they were very responsive via email. Good experience. They answered all my questions and I had some for them as well. I would like to work there.

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Barnes & Noble Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500Fortune2015
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT EqualityHuman Rights Campaign2012

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What is paid time off like at Barnes & Noble?

...The company also has a lack of quality of work life balance with only a few holidays off and blackout days during the holiday season that prevents employees from taking time off at all....

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Employees rate Barnes & Noble 3.7 out of 5 stars based on 6,712 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

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Overall, 68% of employees would recommend working at Barnes & Noble to a friend. This is based on 6,712 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

74% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Barnes & Noble as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.2 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Barnes & Noble.

49% of employees think that Barnes & Noble has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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