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Chicago, IL Area

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Borders President and CEO Michael J. Edwards
Michael J. Edwards
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  • The company went bankrupt otherwise I would still be there (in 15 reviews)

  • From paper chase to the cafe you couldn't go wrong (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "A good one"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Griffith, IN
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Griffith, IN
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexible schedule, the people, love of books and being appreciated.

    Cons

    No pay raises. Pushing us to books for donations to locale charities. This went on for way too long.

    Advice to Management

    You needed to come down and do undercover boss and see exactly how things really were in the book selling trenches. But I guess your lack of concern in this area (our area), shows since you let the company go under.


  2. "I miss it...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cafe Seller in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cafe Seller in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team
    Great customers
    Pay was ok

    Cons

    Lack of hours
    Lack of growth
    Snobby customers
    Store closing

    Advice to Management

    Maybe yall should pay attention to more of the employee concerns if you are worried about numbers in the store. Most of our customers were returning customers so that whole Border Rewards percentage calculation was bs!

  3. "New to Borders, but enjoying it so far!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting back to core business. They are very people orientated. Good benefits, excellent compensation for what I do.

    Cons

    Company is in trouble finacially and that is scary. Technology is seriously outdated. SOP's and synergies are outdated, old or non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on being simple. Sell, books, movies, music. People are extremely loyal, hard-working and love Borders. Encourage and build on that!


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