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Dallas, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1972
Company - Private
Media & Entertainment Retail Stores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Half Price Books tries to live up to its name and its hippie roots. The bookstore chain sells used and new books, magazines, videos, DVDs, and music. Only about half of the merchandise it sells is new. Its roughly 110 stores are located in more than 15 states, primarily Texas ... Read more

Half Price Books Reviews

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Dallas, TX
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    I worked at Half Price Books part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible team, good wage, senior management made an effort to know me when visiting my store, fun environment, good employee benefits/discounts

    Cons

    Shifts are always 8 hours long, without the option of 4-6 hour shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for 4-6 hour shifts in addition to the typical 8-hour shifts for more schedule flexibility.

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Half Price Books Interviews

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    Interview

    Applied online, basic stuff plus a few questions like “what type of books do you enjoy”, stopped in person to drop off resume. They seemed annoyed I took the Initiative. Completely ghosted. No response.

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