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Baker & Taylor Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work and great people (in 7 reviews)

  • I worked with an incredible team of bright people while at B&T (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • High retention means little room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management does not want to fix the problem even though they know what the problem is (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Absolutely love it."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sorter in Momence, IL
    Current Employee - Sorter in Momence, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team work, hours & love the incentive if you do well. With hard work and determination you are able to move up in the company. Just have to prove to you and your superiors.

    Cons

    After the holidays for a month or 2 lack of work is given a lot.. make sure you keep your pto to make up your check.


  2. "Merchandising Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Hyannis, MA
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Hyannis, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker & Taylor part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work around your schedule
    Efficient company

    Cons

    Occasionally shipments exceeded time alotment

    Advice to Management

    No advice ... reporting manager was fabulous.


  3. "Poor Pay and Unprofessional Managers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers- this is all but they told I had to have at least five words.

    Cons

    Poor pay and unprofessional managers

    Advice to Management

    Stop being petty and playing favorites.


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  5. "Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time

    Pros

    I worked with an incredible team of bright people while at B&T. Good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    There is one way to do things, and it's been done that way for 100 years. Like it or leave it.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good.


  6. "Merchandising specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible and working independently.

    Cons

    Not enough hours but great for part time work


  7. "Not the place to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indian Land, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indian Land, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are cool -

    Cons

    Can't grow with the Company


  8. "Copy Cataloger"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cataloger in Commerce, GA
    Former Employee - Cataloger in Commerce, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for great benefits if you can manage to stay until you start accumulating vacation time. Better company to work for than some.

    Cons

    Some management have picks if they decide they don't want you they will set you up to fell. Management does not know how to praise for good work only negative feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your older employees with respect they don't have to be belittled like that will make them work harder.


  9. "AR Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AR Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - AR Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family Friendly environment very upbeat and treats employees well.

    Cons

    Just recently acquired via acquisition


  10. "Sick days"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Momence, IL
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Momence, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing to be said that is good for this company at all. Baker & Taylor needs to seriously fix order picking.

    Cons

    There is nothing to be said that is good for this company at all. Baker & Taylor needs to seriously fix order picking. I hate this place

    Advice to Management

    Allow more personal days. Some people can't help being sick


  11. "Great place to work, but lacking in certain areas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros are that there is a lot of flexibility in my department, and I absolutely enjoy everyone I work with. My Boss is the greatest I have ever had, HR is understanding; great flexibility, as I said, but PTO is low and you accrue 2.5 or 3.5 hours every pay period, where as most other companies give you sick time, a floater, and automatic two weeks vacation at the start of every fiscal year.

    Cons

    PTO is seriously lacking, and the Occurrence (Unscheduled Absence/Scheduled Absence) need to be revisited. If you are late for work 5 minutes, you cannot make the up the five minutes because the Clock goes in 30 minute interval and then you get a half occurrence (which is like a tardy mark. Half and Full) but if I am thirty minutes late, I can make up the time and avoid the Half Day Tardy.

    Career Option depends on what department you are in.

    The Insurance is a joke. Most of the Doctors around us don't even take it, and those that do are hours away. Management is all for stating that company values its employees, but they can't spring for Health Insurance that actually takes care of you. There is medicines that I need, but cannot get, because our Insurance will not cover it, or only covers a minuscule percent.

    The pay is mediocre. There are people in Atlanta making twice as much in entry level positions.

    Advice to Management

    The best way to appreciate us and our hard work are not banquets every year, but real Health Insurance, like Blue Cross Blue Shield. To show you care, help keep us healthy.

    Reevaluate compensation.

    Reevaluate PTO and Make Up Time.



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