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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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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Christiansburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Christiansburg, VA

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Barnes & Noble is a great place to work. Great people, wonderful work environment, and the pay is better than minimum wage.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there times when there aren't too many customers in the store, so you may be bored at times during the day. It's hard to take off for holidays

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Trust in your employees and be willing to train even new employees in other areas.

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Barnes & Noble Interviews

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    Merchandise Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (Milford, CT).

    Interview

    I went to an open job fair. I had a lengthy interview with the DM. A week later I had an interview with the SM. I was hired immediately and started 2 weeks later. I trained in another store for two weeks. Training continued in my home store.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you make selling memberships a priority?   1 Answer
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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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