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Half Price Books Overview

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Dallas, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1972
Company - Private
Retail
$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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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Half Price Books full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount and good coworkers

    Cons

    Angry and violent drug addicts selling trying to sell stolen books and video games

    Advice to Management

    Start reading management books. I keep recommending: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Lencioni and Start With Why by Sinek.

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Half Price Books Interviews

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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Half Price Books (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    1. Apply
    2. In person interview. Pretty basic, mostly covers what the job is about and what is expected of you.
    3. One week later, get a call back with an offer

    It's pretty cut and dry. If they have an opening they're looking to fill it asap.

    Interview Questions

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