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Barnes & Noble College Bookstores Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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Barnes & Noble College Bookstores President and COO Max J. Roberts
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  • "Minimum wage but what can you expect" (in 84 reviews)

  • "Low pay for the amount of work you do" (in 61 reviews)

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  1. "This is a hood job for a college student."

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    Former Employee - Bookseller
    Former Employee - Bookseller

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

    Pros

    I had a good experience as a bookseller.

    Cons

    There were no cons for me.


  2. "great work place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very positive workplace, encouraging management with great co workers

    Cons

    training can sometimes be over looked

  3. "review for bookkeeper at barnes and noble college"

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment and en easy job

    Cons

    Does not have flexible work hours


  4. "Good job to start with"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, fun environment to work in

    Cons

    The workload can be overwhelming or underwhelming depending on the point in time of the school year.


  5. "Good Job for College Students"

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    Current Employee - Bookseller and Cashier
    Current Employee - Bookseller and Cashier

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

    Pros

    Close to campus and pretty easy work

    Cons

    Sometimes boring, and sometimes not the best management

    Advice to Management

    Know what to structure and what not to structure. Also, please let us have water at the register!


  6. "Not the company that Len founded"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Steady work with wonderful coworkers

    Cons

    Depending on your higher ups your advancement potential could be severely limited.


  7. "Bookseller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours were flexible and I could work around my school schedule.

    Cons

    There were obvious favourites among the temps. I didn't know that we got a new supervisor, however everyone hired a month after me did. They got on her good side and were all brought back unlike everyone else who worked at the start of the summer.

  8. "Not so bad"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a bad job depending on the school you work for. I was able to advance from a bookseller to department manager

    Cons

    What they pay could be a lot better


  9. "Rip-off"

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    Current Employee - Bookseller
    Current Employee - Bookseller
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Discount on books, apparel, and cafe

    Cons

    Minimum wage and they expect you to work hard and didn't train you

    Advice to Management

    Stop being lazy. Tell people the pay rate before you waste their time


  10. "Easy yet fast-paced job, especially if you are a temporary employee"

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    Current Employee - Temporary Bookseller
    Current Employee - Temporary Bookseller
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Easy money. Make new friends (almost everyone around you is a college student). Very laid-back. Includes stocking, cashiering, and shelving textbooks. Very lenient with scheduling.

    Cons

    Unless you're a manager, I don't see it as a job one should work in for more than a year.