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Better World Books Overview

Mishawaka, IN
201 to 500 employees
2002
Company - Private
Retail
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Thrift Recycling Management
Better World Books is a for-profit social enterprise that collects and sells books online matching each purchase with a donation, book for book, and with each sale generating funds for literacy initiatives in the U.S. and around the world.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Mishawaka, IN
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    I have been working at Better World Books full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome mission, good PTO, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    No air conditioning in the summer

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Better World Books photo of: Filling the book collection box outside of the Atlanta area office.
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Better World Books Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Better World Books (Mishawaka, IN) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Typical interview - phone interview with HR, then phone interview with upper management, then an in person with upper management. Lots of time commitment for the interviews so be prepared for that. It was very clear during the group interview that management was not in sync on what they were looking for in the role. One person had needs that were clearly not in the plans for another person. I pulled my application from consideration based on the inconsistencies I saw with the people I would be reporting to and working with. If you want to work for a company with a conscience for social responsibility, this could be your dream workplace. However, if you want to work in an environment where plans and ideas are clearly being communicated and enacted upon from the top down, I would not recommend this company based on my experience.

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    • They gave me an Excel test that required me to create a P&L statement.   1 Answer
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