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"Seasonal Employee - Great for what it was"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I worked at Barnes & Noble over the holiday season right after college and before I got my first "career job". It was a great short term job for me. Even in the holiday rush the other staff was friendly and it was fun being in the know about the latest books for a little while. While it wasn't a career for me I had a good time while I was there and would go back if I needed something again in the short term.

Cons

Long hours on your feet, and customers always expect you to know where every book is, even if it's the most obscure title. I spent a fair amount of time on the phone trying to track down random books from other locations.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. "Great job through college"

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    Former Employee - Music Seller in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Music Seller in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice and accommodating as a company, stores vary of course. Great environment, fun place to work, good place to be yourself! Good benefits, including discounts. And you can put your life partner on your benefits!

    Cons

    The customers! But that's unavoidable haha. And some stores don't have cafes! Also, pretty much no one had the same level of customer service as I do, but I'm old fashioned.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let being a key-holder go to your head. And don't take out your anger about the fact that you being a manager is the best you can do on your employees.


  2. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get great ideas about reading material, most of the time really great customers.

    Cons

    Low pay and the scheduled shifts are short.

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