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Barnes & Noble College Bookstores Reviews

Updated February 21, 2018
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Barnes & Noble College Bookstores President and COO Max J. Roberts
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166 Ratings

689 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Flexible hours, great company with standard benefits (in 47 reviews)

  • Increases pay after 3 months, Friendly people, Employee discount (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Starting employees only make minimum wage (in 72 reviews)

  • Low pay both despite moving up in position (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Easy Peasy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Easy tasks
    Great discount
    Nice environment for teens

    Cons

    The hourly rate is low.


  2. "Bookseller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work with your peers

    Cons

    Managers will ask you to work crazy hours during rush hours.

  3. "Solid Learning Experience"

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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

    Great way to get into graphic design and consumer-centered technology research

    Cons

    Hours were unstable as some weeks are 20-40 and others can be 7

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Bookseller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    great discounts on books

    Cons

    very few advancement opportunities for current employees


  5. "Great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for B&N College was a great experience as my first job. Our district manager, Todd is an amazing leader and supervisor.

    Cons

    No consistency in hours unless you're a supervisor or manager.


  6. "Barnes & Noble great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Great Management, flexible hours to work with

    Cons

    Hours sometime we’re cut because to many employees


  7. "Ok part time job"

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    Former Employee - Bookseller
    Former Employee - Bookseller

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, meet new people

    Cons

    management is inconsistent and unreliable

  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with your hours. Not too heavy of a workload.

    Cons

    Very low pay is given.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay for broke college students.


  9. "Great job"

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

    Pros

    They were nice to me.

    Cons

    Some customers were mean to me.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay!


  10. "BN College Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Easy job - everyone gets hired for the rush at the beginning of each semester. It's pretty chill

    Cons

    Minimum wage but what can you expect? It's very menial work, but someone has to do it

    Advice to Management

    Need to make sure the newer employees get the proper training they need


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