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Barnes & Noble College Bookstores Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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Barnes & Noble College Bookstores President and COO Max J. Roberts
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  • "Can only work for minimum wage in NC" (in 78 reviews)

  • "Low pay, bad management, boring" (in 56 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work for a part-time position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Nice people, mostly relaxed atmosphere, understanding management, not too demanding.

    Cons

    Less busy times of year can be boring and filled with busy-work.


  2. "Fun enviorment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Get to work with faculty, staff, and students. Work on Interpersonal skills.

    Cons

    It can be very slow at times.

  3. "Like a Small Family"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The management is very understanding towards every employee's needs. There was always an ear to listen to any issues you had. I always loved going into work and felt like I belonged there.

    Cons

    The pay definitely does not match the work you put in.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more vocal about growth opportunities for employees and more recognition towards the extra work they put in, it really makes a difference.


  4. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They can be like a family

    Cons

    Football season was very stressful

    Advice to Management

    Don’t be so hard on college kids during game season. They are probably spending every minute of their time in class, at work, or studying/doing crazy amounts of homework.


  5. "Textbook Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Easy to learn new position

    Cons

    Low pay and no benefits


  6. "Great job for a college student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Friendly manager, flexible hours, decent pay.

    Cons

    Heavy lifting was sometimes required.


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    "Good job for full time student"

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mindless work, work with friends, good pay, work around your schedule

    Cons

    Unhelpful coworkers, amount of work is inconsistent throughout the year as it depends on the university's busy times.

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture
    Entry level opportunity

    Cons

    Low compensation
    Not enough growth opportunities


  9. "Ehh..not terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    My coworkers were great and I received awesome discounts on textbooks and clothes. Additionally, my manager was very understandable of my student schedule and nice about me occasionally taking off.

    Cons

    Management was unorganized and people were always quitting so it was often understaffed. In the cafe, we couldn't take the tips people offered us because it was mandated that we receive the same as the other "booksellers".

    Advice to Management

    Allow tipping in the cafe and keep the place staffed. The turnover rate is extremely high and I'm not sure of the reason for that.


  10. "Great job.... bad pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Great environment and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Minimum wage and no chance of raise

    Advice to Management

    Management has great attitudes... just wish they could pay employees more


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