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"Tend to discriminate against older employees"

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Former Employee - Bookseller in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Bookseller in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Most of the supervisors and managers I experienced were good, caring people, with one notable exception. The first manager I worked for there was abusive, but he only lasted about two years before leaving the company. Employees who were laid off were given severance packages.

Cons

Don't want to hire full time employees. Laid off employees over forty. Favored employees who were former Barnes & Noble, Inc. employees over those working for bookstores they took over.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. Helpful (2)

    "If you have to work retail, it's not bad."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice to be around books; coworkers were pleasant, hardworking; customers were usually appreciative. As a full-time employee I received health benefits, a 401K, and paid time off. Opportunity for promotion was available if you could drink the kool-aid.

    Cons

    Pay was terrible; schedule was erratic; usually had to work weekends and frequently evenings. Management attitude was inconsistent depending on the latest hot button from HQ. Expectation was to provide great customer service, but often without sufficient coverage. Then mgmt would question why you couldn't handle everything perfectly.

    Advice to Management

    Increase hourly pay; treat employees with more respect; set reasonable objectives.


  2. "good for a starter job"

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    Current Employee - Bookseller in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule - was easily able to finish school and maintain employment. Great co-workers - really almost all became close friends.

    Cons

    Lower salaries, typical retail job otherwise. it is helpful to have an external interest in books to make recommendations.


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