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Barnes & Noble College Bookstores Reviews

Updated October 22, 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 58 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. "Bookseller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with scheduling and hours

    Cons

    Not much advancement or career opportunities

  3. "Easygoing environment but short hours"

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    Current Employee - Bookseller
    Current Employee - Bookseller
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - hours aren’t ridiculous
    - everyone that works there is super nice
    - cute shirt
    - employee discount
    - isn’t hard, easy to work there
    - close early and aren’t open on weekends

    Cons

    - hours are only good at certain times of year, otherwise they get cut dramatically
    - if you’re temp, you might be out of a job soon (luckily, they liked me enough to keep me!)

    Advice to Management

    don’t hire so many if you can’t give them any hours :/


  4. "Store Supervisor good first job"

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    Former Employee - STORR SUPERVISOR in Mercer University, GA
    Former Employee - STORR SUPERVISOR in Mercer University, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work experience and fun coworkers

    Cons

    Rush gets crazy and super understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Please get new computers/registers and technology. You've got to spend money to make it.


  5. "Great Career"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Resources and training provided to give managers the freedom and empowerment to run store at a local level.

    Cons

    If you work in a retail setting as opposed to a college setting , you have to work holidays.


  6. "Ease of access"

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

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

    Pros

    Easily located near classes. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes will over schedule, and a lot of stress in busy times.


  7. "Poor Management=Poor employees"

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

    Pros

    I liked my coworkers a lot, being a barista was fun.

    Cons

    Management was awful. Only cared about the bottom line and not the high turnover rate. Because they didn't hire in the middle of a semester, when people inevitably quit we got worked so much harder.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees.

  8. "It Worked For the Time"

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

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great coworkers (not management), and ability to do multiple jobs.

    Cons

    Managers expected you to their jobs for them while they sat behind a desk and referred to you as “their people.”

    Advice to Management

    Do your own job and respect your staff.


  9. "Bookseller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, cool coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet


  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores full-time

    Pros

    Fun job, enjoyable work environment

    Cons

    Low salary, could only move up if you moved to different state/city.


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