Barnes & Noble Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Nov 29, 2021

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Pros
  • "The coworkers are great and you can have fun interacting with customers and sharing book knowledge.(in 452 reviews)
  • "The people I work with are great and really make it fun to come to work.(in 437 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours and you get to be around books all the time and usually literature enthusiast.(in 214 reviews)
  • "Good benefits are available to full(in 209 reviews)
  • "most staff great to work with(in 131 reviews)
Cons
  • "The pay is low and hours can be cut if we don't make enough sales(in 691 reviews)
  • "Poor management (aggressive behavior from manager) and I would be afraid asking for time off.(in 387 reviews)
  • "Managers have no qualms scheduling you until midnight and then having you return at 8 the next morning.(in 223 reviews)
  • "I literally only got paid 25 cents above minimum wage and was overworked as a college student.(in 100 reviews)
  • "The starting pay for a bookseller is minimum wage and pay increases are very diffucult to obtain.(in 84 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great easy job

    Aug 30, 2021 - Barista in Oviedo, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Free ARC books Cool coworkers Relaxed environment Good customers Interesting inventory Consistently awesome management

    Cons

    Growth into management is too slow Low pay

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great first job

    Nov 29, 2021 - Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Henderson, NV
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employee discount, discounted coffee, customers you can relate to, coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay unless you're a manager, hard to move up bc managers never leave, rude customers every once in a while

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Better than starbucks

    Nov 18, 2021 - Barista in Columbia, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    laid back, lenient dress code, good hours

    Cons

    low pay, sometimes rude customers

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    An ok part time job

    Nov 17, 2021 - Bookseller/Barista in Cleveland, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun environment, great discounts. My store has great managers so it's made my experience better.

    Cons

    The job has a very low pay

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Okay

    Nov 14, 2021 - Bookseller 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Discount was absolutely perfect however

    Cons

    Low Pay for work honestly

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Excellent Second Job

    Oct 25, 2021 - Bookseller 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This is a great company to work retail. Generally a pleasant work environment with reasonable store hours.

    Cons

    Low pay, consistent with retail though

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Chill and Great Environment

    Oct 20, 2021 - Bookseller and Cashier 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Great management - Laid back atmosphere -Sense of accomplishment and teamwork

    Cons

    - Low pay That's about it

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Working for Barnes and Noble

    Nov 3, 2021 - Customer Service Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Coworkers were great. I got to help customers and being an English major I have extensive knowledge of books.

    Cons

    Low pay and unappreciated by some managers.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Okay. If you have great coworkers.

    Oct 27, 2021 - Cafe Server 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Can be fun with the right people.

    Cons

    You will get overworked like many other retail jobs, low pay for what you have to do, and cafe staff (at my B&N) had to stay late to help book floor without the same help.

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  10. 4.0
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    Miss working there

    Oct 11, 2021 - Bookseller in Lewis Center, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, surrounded by books all day, lots of nice customers, cafe experience opportunities

    Cons

    Drama amongst team members, some managers show favoritism, low pay

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