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Half Price Books Overview

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Dallas, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1972
Company - Private
Media & Entertainment Retail Stores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
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

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Concord, CA
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    I worked at Half Price Books full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent perks for a retail position. I loved all of my coworkers and we worked in a fun and encouraging environment.

    Cons

    Rather low pay for full time work. Customers can be difficult. Sale weeks are really intense.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was absolutely wonderful. He always checked in with us, stocked the break room with great snacks, and genuinely cared about our work satisfaction. Keep up the great work!

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Half Price Books Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Half Price Books (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    The interview process was really straightforward. No intimidation or pressure whatsoever. Just some general questions about your job experience. A supervisor will usually be the person interviewing you. They have a good sense of hiring friendly and good working people. You start the whole process by applying online when they have an opening available.

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