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Ann Arbor, MI
10000+ employees
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Company - Private
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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If you want John Updike or Janet Jackson to go with your java, Borders is for you. The #2 bookstore operator in the US (after Barnes & Noble), Borders Group runs about 400 Borders superstores in about 45 states and Puerto Rico, as well as roughly 175 small-format ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Operations in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Operations in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Borders full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing, dedicated colleagues. Great location to raise a family.

    Cons

    Look at the track record of the last 3 CEO's. Enough said.

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Borders Interviews

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    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Borders (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    It was a simple interview that lasted 20 minutes. I was offered coffee since it was the barista position. It was a one on one interview with the store manager. Not entirely sure if the general manager would do interviews.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was none.

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Borders Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2008

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