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Updated June 24, 2017
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  1. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barnesandnoble.com full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people! A lot of opportunities to learn. Exposure to different technology. Free snacks, fruit.

    Cons

    not that I know of


  2. "bookseller"

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

    I worked at Barnesandnoble.com full-time

    Pros

    very good friendly work environment

    Cons

    not great benefits or programs

  3. "Disorganized From Top to Bottom!"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barnesandnoble.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly Co-workers. Free Snacks and Drinks. Liberal work from home policy.

    Cons

    Very unstable. Substantial layoffs multiple times per year (I`m talking 3-4 times per year), your job is never secure.

    Advice to Management

    The board really needs to clean house from the VP level on up. You have people with Finance backgrounds with literally zero technical knowledge making decisions for what is supposed to be a digital company.

    Another thing: The place is crawling with developers, who have no interest in maintaining the integrity of the underlying infrastructure. The simple answer is to buy more memory and storage. Eventually, the systems become a bloated bogged down mess. Never put a developer in charge of infrastructure!! This practice is continually gong to haunt you!


  4. "NOC Manager"

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    Former Employee - NOC Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - NOC Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnesandnoble.com full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and somewhat relaxed work environment. Work was a priority, but for the most part, everyone maintained a good life-work balance. The company provided good employee benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management made some poor decisions which impacted the company's long-range future. The loyally of long-time and valuable employees were lost as a consequence.

    Advice to Management

    Strive more to please the customer than investors. Must learn to attempt, fail and adapt more quickly to rapidly changing retail environment. Customers and employees are your most valuable asset.


  5. "Digital Sales Lead"

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

    Pros

    Good Tech and very nice benefits for a part time job during school

    Cons

    Not alot of new products to see when you are a sales lead


  6. "Warehouse Associate."

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Barnesandnoble.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Helpful, Fast paced

    Cons

    none. they teach you everything about the job and give you time in which to complete your tasks

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It Works


  7. "surviving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Books generally attract smarter people in employees and customers.

    Cons

    Lots of work with minimal hours

    Advice to Management

    Every market is different. Dont try so hard to micro manage every store the same way. ISO outdated in many key areas.

  8. "A fast-paced, growing, fun company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Quickly growing
    Lots of opportunity for advancement
    Fun environment
    Located in downtown PA allows for many places to eat and get out for lunch

    Cons

    Multiple buildings make it hard to track down others


  9. "Loyalty to bn.com does not get returned. Employees are just a numbers."

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Barnesandnoble.com has a recognizable brand.

    Cons

    Minimal promotional opportunities. No technical training is offered. Poor communication of standards. Evil management.


  10. "A fantastic overall company culture, a poor IT culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are genuinely friendly, come to work eager to do their best and willing to work hard. At a high level the company supports balancing work and personal life. There are many office celebrations throughout the year, and the atmosphere is generally positive. The office is in Chelsea which is a fantastic neighborhood for restaurants, shopping, etc.

    Cons

    A recent shift in the technology platform has been handled very capably from a technical standpoint, but extremely poorly from a change management standpoint. Many people, both recent hires in the new technology base, and employees that were there prior to it, are puzzled by the complete disinterest in some typically high management priorities such as team building, communication, skill growth and employee retention. There is a lot of talk about teams but the definition of 'team' seems to be a group of people that are all assigned to the same project -- the end.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and realize that the IT organization is not going to manage itself. Good teams and a positive and constructive environment don't happen spontaneously in a management vacuum. If things remain on their present course, you are relying on the culture outside of IT to keep people interested in remaining with the company.


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