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"Not a bad place"

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Current Employee - Bookseller in Pembroke Pines, FL
Current Employee - Bookseller in Pembroke Pines, FL
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Awesome people, Awesome Enviroment, decent pay

Cons

Horrible hours, they gave me no where near what i was promised

Advice to Management

give more hours

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble College Bookstores

  1. "Definite room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours and great people. If an intelligent retail environment appeals to you, this is a great place to work during or immediately after college.

    Cons

    The pay is awful, training is nonexistent, company policy and technology are a medieval disservice to students and when they get angry, to the booksellers and low-level management. Any managerial advancement opportunity requires drastic relocating.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in actual technological advances: TA2 is the technology we should be upgrading from, not to. This applies to all programs, but most significantly to textbooks since it is generally 75-95% of the store's revenue.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A good part-time job for students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, variety in tasks in the textbook department helps keep you from getting bored, wonderful executives at the top of the company

    Cons

    some regional managers are unfit for a job that is related to customer service, micromanagement from higher-ups, inconsistent workload dependent upon the time of year and semester

    Advice to Management

    Regional managers should make some sort of effort to know store employees who have been there for some time or should at least acknowledge them on store visits. Instead, they ignore anyone who isn't a manager (and even then, they ignore some managers), including full-time employees who have worked there for decades. Also, decisions about the everyday functioning of the store should not be micromanaged and mandated without input from employees. Too many times have I seen a new rule come in that we know won't work, only to see it revoked within a semester or two. Every store in unique, so having a rule for every little aspect of operation is counterproductive.

    In summary, regional managers need some interpersonal skills, the opinions/ideas of the store employees should have some weight (since we are the ones operating the store every day), and there should be some flexibility.

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