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Baker & Taylor Reviews

Updated August 10, 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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Copy Cataloger"

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    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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    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. "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

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

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Great Company"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "nice place to work"

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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


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