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"The Best Job I Ever Had!"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Receiving Manager in Saugus, MA
Former Employee - Receiving Manager in Saugus, MA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The friendships you establish; the job and perks

Cons

There really are no cons to describe this employer.

Advice to Management

Continue on the same course that you have always had.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. Helpful (3)

    "OK if you're part time, but don't make it a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Lead Bookseller in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Bookseller in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. I made some lifelong friends. Discount is nice.

    Cons

    Way too much work for the pay. When I first started (years ago), it wasn't so bad, but the last few years staff sizes have been slashed. They will run you ragged if you let them. Often, I was the only person working on the entire second floor of a two story superstore. In addition to setting displays and helping every customer on that floor; that meant that I basically had to re-shelve every book in the store. Customers will leave piles everywhere. When I first started, I felt like a bookseller. Those last few years, I felt like a glorified janitor.

    You will be asked to do anything and everything. It was not uncommon for me to work in cafe, books, music, and receiving in the same shift. And no, you don't get a pay raise for cross training in other departments.

    They do not promote to management level from within. (at least in this district) In 10 years, I saw exactly two hourly employees make management.

    Advice to Management

    Take a pay cut. You need to hire more booksellers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worked every minute on the clock."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Elmira, NY
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Elmira, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    New books, 30% discount, lends books to employees
    Answer to a number of different store managers.

    Cons

    Answer to a number of different store managers.
    Started at $6.50/hour.
    As an six-eight hour/day cashier, begrudged a 5 min.restroom break and for several years assigned no legal 15 min. breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Each employee in a store is asked one question/year/manager with a yes or no answer only:
    Did this manager help or hinder your ability to do your assigned work?
    The number of no answers per manager would suggest store/company management problems.

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