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"One of the worst places I have ever worked."

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Comfortable work with little if any challenge.

Cons

Associates were mean spirited. Management was clueless.

Advice to Management

Get rid of all the upper management and start new.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of work for little pay and reward."

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    Current Employee - Bookseller in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have good benefits for full-timers. It's a nice store to work at, and conditions are generally good.

    Cons

    Depending on the managers it can be rough at times. The prices are bad even with employee discount. Hours are inconsistent. Managers often aren't great at their job and pass responsibility onto you.

    Advice to Management

    Relax, be friendly, kind, and encouraging to booksellers and employees. Don't let frustrations with customers get in the way of your attitude.


  2. "6 Great Months at Barnes & Noble"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Barista in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great books, great place. Overall, it was a really positive working environment, and you could tell that the people you were working with cared as much about literature as you did.

    Cons

    The occasional bigot will come in asking where your Qurans are so they can burn one. They also really like you to sell sell sell the nook, which is exceedingly difficult to do when you're selling a $2 coffee to a book-lover.

    Advice to Management

    Don't push the nook so hard -- most people coming to B&N are more interested in books, not eReaders.


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