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Updated September 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Much of the staff was smart and we were surrounded by books and music which was a plus (in 28 reviews)

  • employee discount, relaxed atmosphere, books (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • The company went bankrupt unfortunately (in 16 reviews)

  • Went bankrupt Sorry to see the job go (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Borders full-time

    Pros

    Greta collaborative environment and great people

    Cons

    They were not able to successfully reorganize to survivie

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Great Place to Work Until it Wasn't"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Operations in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Borders full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing, dedicated colleagues. Great location to raise a family.

    Cons

    Look at the track record of the last 3 CEO's. Enough said.

  3. "Bookseller"

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

    I worked at Borders part-time

    Pros

    Ability to interact with customers who are enthusiastic about literature. Great management and room for advancement as well as adequate wage increases.

    Cons

    The company started closing locations before closing entirely which was very disheartening for those who had committed themselves to their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Very little advice to give. Management was always very helpful and attentive to the needs of the customers and employees. I'm sure that it was very difficult to compete with other companies in the same industry and it seems rather unfair for me to critique the company's resolution.


  4. "Assistant Manager"

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

    I worked at Borders full-time

    Pros

    Company moral, surrounded by books

    Cons

    Pay rate could be better

    Advice to Management

    More preparation


  5. "Cashier"

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

    I worked at Borders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best big-box bookstore in the US. Sadly missed.

    Cons

    Should have done a better job adapting to the rise of online commerce.


  6. "Best bookstore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Borders part-time

    Pros

    The culture, people and atmosphere were amazing

    Cons

    it closed down and book release parties


  7. "Corporate Sales Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Borders full-time

    Pros

    Great working in the printed book industry

    Cons

    Bankruptcy. Company went out of business due to poor decisions.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Working as a bookseller and cafe barista"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eureka, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eureka, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Borders full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I loved coming into work, assisting customers in finding their books, creating their drinks and encouraging coworkers to strive higher and giving great customer service!

    Cons

    Sad to see a company go.


  9. "Corporate Employee"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Buyer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    What a wonderful place to work! Folks worked hard, but kept a great sense of humor

    Cons

    The business ultimately filed chapter 4

    Advice to Management

    Electronics was the way to go


  10. "Bookseller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work when it was open

    Cons

    Went bankrupt Sorry to see the job go

    Advice to Management

    Great management


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