I have been working at Powell's Books part-time (More than a year)
Great Benefits, Workers Union, Family-like staff
there is a corporate vs. staff tension
Advice to Management
Try to include all of staff no matter the age or experience
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Powell's Books (Portland, OR) in October 2017.
Super easy. I am a skilled interviewee. I am fairly convinced at this point and after looking at other interviewees that age discrimination was in play here. Its a very hard thing to prove I realize but I will be watching in the Powells (if I decide to patronize, after all there is Amazon who is much cheaper)at how many older people are actually working for them. I did not see any at the downtown store. Not the iconic, wonderful bookstore I always thought they were, just like every other employer when it comes to hiring older workers. Disappointed
Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition –