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New York, NY
10000+ employees
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Company - Public (BKS)
Retail
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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Barnes & Noble is an innovator in publishing, retail, and digital media, including our award-winning NOOK; products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content. We welcome creative, dedicated, and service-oriented team members who ... Read more

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Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#88), 2016 (#29)

Barnes & Noble Reviews

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    "Nice people, Bad company"

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    Former Employee - Lead Bookseller in Clifton, NJ
    Former Employee - Lead Bookseller in Clifton, NJ
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (health insurance, paid vacations, employee discounts), fun working environment (usually), if you love books, it's almost doesn't feel like work (almost).

    Cons

    HR can be two-faced, they are there to "help," but if you have a problem with a manager they are more likely to sell you out than help you.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, consistent, consistent!

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Barnes & Noble Interviews

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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clifton, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (Clifton, NJ).

    Interview

    Went in for short interview with manager (about 15 minutes), relaxed and casual, very easy process. Felt more like a chat about former jobs and what I liked and disliked about them than an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a situation at your last job that you could have handled better?   Answer Question
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Barnes & Noble Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
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