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Baker & Taylor Reviews

Updated March 16, 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 6 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. "If you get hte right supervisor, the job can be great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some very dedicated and knowledgeable employees

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Too many VPs, Senior VP's, head honchos...they get all the pay and best benefits. Not an attractive workplace (needs fresh paint, carpets are stained, lots of broken chairs, dirty cubicle walls)

    Advice to Management

    Spruce up the offices


  2. "Merchandising Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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. "Great People"

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    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.


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  5. "Copy Cataloger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  6. "AR Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting industry with lots of opportunities to learn and work across departments. My manager is not a micro-manager and gives us a lot of latitude to do our jobs as we see fit. We have lots of a fun as a team and enjoy working together.

    Cons

    The benefits are lacking. Low PTO and less than stellar insurance. The benefits don't align well with an evolving, younger workforce. My manager promotes life/work balance and gives us some flexibility that other departments don't have.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve the company benefit structure to help retain and attract talent. Additional PTO would go a LONG way.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    co-worker are friendly, good benefits, decent incentive

    Cons

    hot in the summer months


  9. "Nice place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sorter in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Sorter in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of hours certain times of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  10. "Applications Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, flexible and work was challenging

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind. No room for advancement in IT


  11. "Retail Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pennsylvania in York, PA
    Current Employee - Pennsylvania in York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful management. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    May be long standing periods. Lifting and moving boxes. Complex planograms.



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