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Baker & Taylor Reviews

Updated April 29, 2017
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Baker & Taylor President and CEO George Coe
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Too old school to be cool"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time

    Pros

    Free books, movies, access to media trends, great customers

    Cons

    Horrible morale, rude and highly ineffective management, very clique-ish for a library company, pay is not competitive at all, doesn't matter what direction the company takes towards progress and technology, the good old boys make it a very unattractive company.
    A company holiday breakfast is all they do for all employees. Boring.

    Advice to Management

    Retire, get sharper minds in leadership, squash the cliques, make work less boring


  2. "Outlook"

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    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great market position and good people across the company

    Cons

    Struggling with software solutions for libraries but tremendous opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Make the hard choices now so long term is preserved.


  3. "If you get hte right supervisor, the job can be great"

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    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


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  5. "Absolutely love it."

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    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.


  6. "Poor Pay and Unprofessional Managers"

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    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.


  7. "Merchandising Specialist"

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    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.


  8. "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.


  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. "Not the place to grow"

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    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


  11. "Sick days"

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    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


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