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Barnes & Noble Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  • Lot of hard work expected for minimum wage (in 156 reviews)

  • got less working hours due to a vast number of seasonal part time hiring (in 147 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, Reasonable work hours expectations . Supportive headquarters staff . Great clientele and staff.

    Cons

    Random secret shops carry a little too much weight in rating stores and individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the website. Find a way to let the world know how much the company gives and does for others, especially educators and schools


  2. "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.

  3. "Bookseller & Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Bookseller and Cashier in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Bookseller and Cashier in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For a part-time job for students, it is okay.

    Cons

    It is mostly seasonal, and it's a little opportunity to stay there longer than that.

    Advice to Management

    I think management its pretty good, I had a nice time there.


  4. "Bookseller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with! The environment was phenomenal and I always felt as though I had a reason to smile while going into work!

    Cons

    The only con I can think of would be that I left after I had been granted with a job opportunity that related to the things I went to school for.


  5. "Love my Job!"

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    Current Employee - Bookseller in Elmira, NY
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Elmira, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, super friendly management and staff, all around feel good vibes.

    Cons

    I have not found a reason to not work there


  6. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    I have been employed here part time for the past year, and I love it! Flexible scheduling, an emphasis on customer interaction, and management is driven to continually provide ways to enhance professional development.

    Cons

    Some of the new initiatives can be a hindrance to task completion.


  7. "Part-Time"

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    Current Employee - Bookseller in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Manchester, NH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Talking about books all day, great co-workers

    Cons

    No cons here so far, love it

  8. "My time spent with this company was well spent"

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    Former Employee - Digital Specialist in Collierville, TN
    Former Employee - Digital Specialist in Collierville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned many aspects of customer service and sales

    Cons

    Many unsuccessful holiday hours required


  9. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Bookseller in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A variety of discounts, fun environment, benefits, and valuable work experience.

    Cons

    The job is very demanding, often times competitive, and usually fast paced.


  10. "Barista"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Barista in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere and managers were amazing

    Cons

    Long hours around peak times

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


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