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www.powells.com
Portland, OR
201 to 500 employees
1981
Company - Private
Retail
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Powell's may not be the big dog when it comes to books, but its dog-eared volumes keep it near the front of the pack. The book retailer maintains more than a handful of stores in the Portland, Oregon, area including its flagship City of Books store, which covers ... Read more

Powell's Books Reviews

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Emily Powell
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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Portland, OR
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    I worked at Powell's Books part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing discount
    Great co-workers
    Relatively flexible scheduling options

    Cons

    Low pay until you are very senior
    Not a lot of opportunity to advance
    High turnover of part time and entry level staff

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Powell's Books Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Powell's Books.

    Interview

    It was a group interview of about 8 people. They asked us different job experience and customer service questions. They also asked about our favorite books to read and to give a recommendation of one of the recent books we read.

    Interview Questions

    • Pick a book that you last read and give us a brief recommendation for it.   Answer Question
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