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Deseret Book Reviews

Updated July 8, 2017
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Keith B. McMullin
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Pros
  • Good people, free access to product, employee discount, uplifting environment (in 4 reviews)

  • Got to meet a lot of great people and do great work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Really low salary, not even full-time hours (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay for being on your feet all day (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deseret Book full-time

    Pros

    Had a great experience here. Got to meet a lot of great people and do great work. Did a internship with them.

    Cons

    Too much down time sometimes


  2. "Sales Representative"

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

    I have been working at Deseret Book part-time

    Pros

    You can feel the spirit there and its an amazing environment.

    Cons

    Its a low paying position.

  3. "Uplifting Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deseret Book part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have the best manager there and the supervisors are amazing! It's an overall an amazing, positive, and uplifting staff and atmosphere.

    Cons

    The pay isn't much there.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate/Cashier in Midvale, UT
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate/Cashier in Midvale, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deseret Book part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Consistently an uplifting, positive atmosphere
    Pleasant, helpful and friendly co-workers
    Management has reasonable expectations of employees

    Cons

    Can' think of anything negative

    Advice to Management

    Keep being good examples of the Church's reputation!


  5. Helpful (3)

    "You deserve better than this..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Deseret Book full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most people that work here are kind and good. Strong moral values.

    Cons

    Poor executive management that only focuses on the bottom line. We've lost quality people over the past few years due to lay offs, attrition, and people quitting because they just can't take it any more. Are these people replaced? No. Their workload is distributed amongst those left behind, so nearly everyone is stretched to maximum capacity. This doesn't allow energy or bandwidth for creativity or healthy balance. You can talk to management, but they honestly don't care. How many years has it been since we've had a raise, those of us doing the work of multiple people? So long I can't even remember. Sales are down. Morale is pathetic. Package all this with a "we're doing important work" or "you don't get paid much, but you're earning blessings." I've had about all I can take.

    Advice to Management

    From the president who could care less about DB employees, to spineless VPs or mean-spirited VPs...the management is the biggest part of DB's problem. Until they can take a hard look about how they treat their greatest assets...their employees...they won't listen to anything said here.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deseret Book part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours
    very friendly, warm environment

    Cons

    -on your feet a lot


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty secretive control culture"

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    Current Employee - Editorial Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Editorial Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Deseret Book (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The employees can be smart

    Cons

    Total Mormon control culture

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent side job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent side job with a positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay. Don't plan on many perks


  9. "Great place!"

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

    I worked at Deseret Book part-time

    Pros

    Great people. Flexible schedule. Free to do great work. No micromanaging. Part of a great company doing great things.

    Cons

    Parking for corporate office or downtown store.


  10. "Flagship store"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deseret Book full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the environment at Deseret Book, it is a job where you are able to feel the spirit constantly. My manager and all the people I work with are incredibly kind and we have great friendship within the store. There is a lot of opportunity for growth in the company if you know where to look for it and seek to advance.

    Cons

    It's a retail store, and so that means that you are going to have to work some nasty hours, deal with some unhappy guests, and restock the empty shelf. However, I don't know that I could say there are any cons that wouldn't relate to any retail store.


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