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Barnes & Noble Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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Allen Lindstrom, Carl Hauch, and Tim Mantel
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  1. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    Discounts at the cafe. Plus you can borrow hard cover books.

    Cons

    Slow season is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your workers busy.


  2. "Fun but a lot of work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time

    Pros

    Good discount, free books, meet authors

    Cons

    Non-stop tasks, heavy lifting, sore feet

    Advice to Management

    Do not keeping downsizing the management and expect them to be able to maintain the same workload.

  3. "Assistant store manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lake Grove, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lake Grove, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can mention


  4. "Good experience"

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

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    Pleasant atmosphere & co workers passionate about products

    Cons

    Huge push for credit cards and memberships


  5. "Bookseller"

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

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time

    Pros

    Great customers
    Around books all day

    Cons

    Some organizational issues and large backlog in backroom

    Advice to Management

    Organize distribution centers so that books and magazines arrived preorganized so that product can get on to floor quicker


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Farmington, CT

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

    Pros

    I love working at Barnes and Noble. It’s a fun job if you love books.

    Cons

    You don’t make much money and they don’t give me a lot of hours


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    Easy job for most people

    Cons

    Can be tedious at times

  8. "Book seller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    The people are great, opportunities for problem solving, freedom

    Cons

    Corporate keeps taking away hours


  9. "Sales & Inventory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales & Inventory Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Sales & Inventory Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good environment - coffee, books, it's hard to complain

    Cons

    Low pay. Out of touch upper management. Employees are seen as very disposable, even those who have been with the company for decades.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees! Especially those who have proven themselves loyal to you!


  10. "Great Job for College student"

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    Current Employee - Bookseller in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule which is great for a full-time student

    Cons

    Low pay
    Sometimes too few hours

    Advice to Management

    Take some time to get to know your employees