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Baker & Taylor Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work and great people (in 7 reviews)

  • Free books, movies, access to media trends, great customers (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • High retention means little room for advancement (in 6 reviews)

  • Everything, slave labor for low pay impossible to meet incentive extreme weather exposure (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "My Fabulous Job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Fort Madison, IA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Fort Madison, IA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    my boss is very friendly and hands on . My schedule is flexible and I have plenty of time for a personal life.

    Cons

    I dont feel the Reps get any chance of promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Pleas look in your lower ranks for your next leadership role.


  2. "good"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    movies. CD. and good people

    Cons

    none this was like a dream job

    Advice to Management

    you get the best products to start with.

  3. "btol"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receiver in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Receiver in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. You can buy books, DVD's and CD's at a discount. The people are great to work with and there are some people in key positions that are very good

    Cons

    Cut hours during the slow season. Mostly summer time. They tell you one hour before if you're working overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should be better examples and mentors. But that could only happen with a complete wipe out and replace with new faces & better management skills. Focus on the employee. Create activities to engage us and it doesn't take money; it takes real concern and creativity! But, hopefully I'm not around much longer to see if this happens or not


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Operations Process Coordinator in Grant Park, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Process Coordinator in Grant Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Established Company - long term employment possible. Clean warehouse with average wage, but overtime is always available.

    Cons

    Production based with some departments standards are difficult to obtain. Wages are low and there is always overtime.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Oracle developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    good
    to work
    to explore technology
    to advance skill

    Cons

    It was all good about ,so no comments
    nothing to say
    no comments


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I love Baker- Taylor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    love merchandising at Michaels and enjoy working with books. drive time, mileage, admin time and great hourly pay, flex schedule, no evenings or weekends

    Cons

    Only 2 hours a week and additional time allotted for projects


  7. "Accounts Receivables"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Representative Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Accounts Representative Specialist in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great company to work and great people

    Cons

    there are no cons to this job

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at B&T for less than five years, but I really enjoy my workplace. My manager is hands off and I'm left to do my job as I best see fit. The work is interesting and challenging. Very laid back atmosphere, with jeans and casual clothes allowed every day. Lots of autonomy, which is a plus if you are in a professional role.

    Cons

    Terrible health insurance and minimal PTO. No break room or place to eat in the building: you either have to eat at your desk or get in your car to leave for lunch.


  9. "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


  10. "Absolutely love it."

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    • 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.


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