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Barnes & Noble Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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Allen Lindstrom, Carl Hauch, and Tim Mantel
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Book Seller - Clifton"

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Clifton, NJ
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Clifton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people there were absolutely amazing and made coming to work every day a delight.

    Cons

    At times, it can be a bit monotonous.

    Advice to Management

    Although I understand that the position can be high pressure, sometimes you guys need to lighten up a little bit.


  2. "Sales and Inventory Manager"

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

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time

    Pros

    Fun people, working with books, fast paced.

    Cons

    Tight control of payroll,

  3. "Part time Barista"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Barista in Lansing, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training, reliable managers, overall fun job

    Cons

    Many times the scheduling aspect was a mess

    Advice to Management

    Sometime simpler is better


  4. "Sales Person"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    Great interview, I was asked my motivation, my favourite authors, what I would do if a customer came in looking for a book, and my availability.

    Cons

    None that I know of so far.


  5. "Barista/Bookseller"

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

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    They called me and set up an in person interview after a brief over-the-phone interview, and they called the day after I applied.

    Cons

    No cons at all, lovely business.


  6. "Customer Service Information Desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, it’s very easy especially if you love books

    Cons

    No cons I can think of


  7. "Unexpectedly Sincere"

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    Current Employee - Barista and Book Seller in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Barista and Book Seller in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Maybe it's the books, but the Bans and Noble company has a certain eloquence to it. The store, the isles, the Cafe, they all fairly exude charm, and at first this charm left me skeptical, but as the months wore on, I found my cynicism was slowly bbeing replaced with genuine affection. The book store is all it claims to be. A calm quiet, honest sort of place that takes care of both its booms and its book keepers, we are valued here. I didn't expect it, but I am none the less happy.

    Cons

    Christmas is hell like any other retail store, but we get the rich jerks

    Advice to Management

    Let your coffee shop employees give out the expiring food. It's such a waste to throw it all away.

  8. "It’s Good"

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

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time

    Pros

    Nice regular customers and I love everyone I work with.

    Cons

    Not enough workers during busy times. They seem to care more about their bookfloor workers than the cafe workers. Have me do more than my job title is supposed to do.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.


  9. "Relaxed atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Managers are easy to work with and atmosphere is relaxed.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. Management doesn't always make employee's work hard.


  10. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    good, simple, doable, pay , helpful

    Cons

    as of nothing is there to mention


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