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Follett Overview

Westchester, IL
10000+ employees
1873
Company - Private
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus bookstores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. A leading provider of education ... Read more

Follett – Why Work For Us?



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NOBODY SEES EDUCATION QUITE LIKE WE DO

Follett has been a trusted partner to Pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses for more than 140 years, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn.

Every day, we serve over half of the students in the United States, and work with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. We're higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community as we operate more than 1,200 local campus stores and over 1,300 virtual stores across the continent.

Our vantage point and presence in the market – from early childhood all the way through higher education – gives us a unique perspective to know what teachers are teaching and how students are learning; to know what professors are adopting; to know what college students are buying, and to know how they are acquiring content and interacting with new technologies and retail environments available to them.

We're more than just a book company, we're a gateway to knowledge—harnessing our insights to help improve student outcomes and shape the future of education as we know it.

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Life at Follett

At Follett, we have a deep respect for our associates as they are the heart of our business. We take great pride in fostering a work environment where they can thrive and grow both professionally and personally. From open work environments that drive collaboration to game rooms that inspire innovation, we strive to provide an atmosphere that's conductive of teamwork, success and fun!

From our campus stores to our corporate offices, our more than 10,000 employees work to create positive experiences for our customers. At Follett, we recognize associates who exemplify our six core values with a monetary award and commemorative plaque, and acknowledge our associates' commitment with various service awards.

Join us at Follett and find yourself at a place where innovation thrives and incredible career and growth opportunities await. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment and be part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, employees, and the communities we all call home.
 
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    The teamwork and support that I received was top notch. Only left to get into management. Commissions were very fair. There was incentives every year and quarter. The national meetings were great to collaborate with other colleagues and see upper management.

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    Really difficult to get into management. There was only six regional managers and some may not have been qualified to do so however they loved in the territories. Some better reps were overlooked.

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    easy they hire mostly temps and take like 20 people every fall semester. You go in the interview takes 30 mins if you have good availability you get hired. After that they only keep a few people on as permanent hires.

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Follett Awards & Accolades

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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