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"This company sucked, even after 10+ years there"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Production Manager, Marketing in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Production Manager, Marketing in Charlotte, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Free advance copy books -- but only if you knew the right people to give you some. Sometimes, a free B movie (advance copy) if you were lucky.

Cons

No communications from top management. Employees learned about stuff through the newspaper. Even middle managers were kept clueless and couldn't answer questions from employees. Huge turnover in many departments and major unhappy employees.

Advice to Management

Communicate. communicate. communicate. communicate. In 10 years on same floor as top management, I think I saw one or two once or twice a year. MBWA (Management by Walking Around)? Epic fail.

Other Employee Reviews for Baker & Taylor

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Why bother?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Low impact work- not too physically demanding
    Good coworkers and a congenial work environment
    Not a life or death job
    Good flexibility in certain departments and areas

    Cons

    Poor pay rate
    Employees expendable
    No motivation to succeed
    Raises do not exist
    Horrible benefits, getting cheaper by the year

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology and in your employees, everyone will be happier for it. Right now, B&T's motto could be "Well, you went with the lowest bidder..."


  2. "It's a laborious job, and one you have to work hard at to get recognized for a job well done."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Momence, IL
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Momence, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It can be a fun place to work at times. Management doesn't hover over your shoulder every minute. You are left alone to do your job, and they only say something if you screw up something big.

    Cons

    The drama with some of the coworkers. Rumors spread like wildfire. Feels like you do more work than what you get paid for. Can be quite dusty and dirty most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize those that do a good job more. People react well to compliments. Don't try to fix something if it's not broken. Listen to input more from those who actually do the job.

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