Barnes & Noble Education Reviews
66% would recommend to a friend
(1408 total reviews)
69% approve of CEO
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- "Very flexible hours and extremely understanding" (in 101 reviews)
- "Great people to work with (obviously it depends on where your school is)." (in 76 reviews)
- "The Manager was great and they are patient when training you." (in 61 reviews)
- "My coworkers were great and I received awesome discounts on textbooks and clothes." (in 57 reviews)
- "Easy and flexible scheduling." (in 45 reviews)
- "can get fast paced when you're unprepared and the pay is low" (in 177 reviews)
- "Poor management leads to poor decisions and waste of employee talent." (in 73 reviews)
- "Minimum wage and they expect you to work hard and didn't train you" (in 42 reviews)
- "1) Just above minimum wage to begin" (in 40 reviews)
- "They expect hourly employees to do too much with too little training." (in 21 reviews)
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Found 1,408 of over 1K reviews
Updated Dec 5, 2023
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- 5.0Dec 4, 2023Human ResourcesCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsJersey City, NJ
The management team really cares about employees. Great work life balance.
People don’t buy textbooks anymore
- 4.0Nov 8, 2023Campus Brand AmbassadorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCollege Station, TX
Working in this position, I always received great feedback and communication. I learned a lot to take with me for future jobs.
I do not have many cons, I recommend this company.
- 3.0Oct 23, 2023Department ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Flexible unpaid time off, could use almost whenever within reason. Great amount of PTO as well. While there are certainly rush periods throughout the year, the majority of the time the work environment and mood are calm.
Home office makes strange business decisions that lead to them needing to send home their entry level booksellers without pay a bit too frequently to save expenses.
- 3.0Sep 21, 2023BooksellerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearGreensboro, NC
The work was easy and I knew what to expect each day as I walked into work. If you're in the warehouse, you will mainly interact with your co-workers so you will rarely deal with customers. A big pro is being able to go to class in between work. Everyone leaves around 5 pm.
The pay isn't the greatest. But if you like repetitive work and don't like dealing with too many people, this will be a good job for you.
- 4.0Oct 23, 2023Sales AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew Orleans, LA
I enjoyed the flexible hours and the added discount.
It can be slow at times, depending on the schedule
- 4.0Oct 18, 2023Assistant Department ManagerCurrent Employee
Lots of opportunity to network and meet new people within the company.
Pay Corporate can be nonsensical at times
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Barnes & Noble Education has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 1,483 reviews left anonymously by employees. 66% of employees would recommend working at Barnes & Noble Education to a friend and 42% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
66% of Barnes & Noble Education employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Barnes & Noble Education 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.