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"Bookseller"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Enjoy working with fellow employees.

Cons

the atmosphere comes down to sell, sell, sell.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. "Bookseller Hourly"

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very intellectualy stimulating. Great staff and customers. Book loan program is awesome. Cafe discount is 50% - great food and drinks. Management was very interested in our well being overall. Management is not tolerant of abusive customers and will always make sure the employee is treated with respect.

    Cons

    Low pay even if you have years of experience.
    Company is not renewing leases and closing a lot of stores so be careful before you accept a job.
    They only hire leads and managers as full time.
    Customers are very spoiled and allowed to leave piles of books and magazines for employees to pick up and put away.

    Advice to Management

    I hope you'll can continue to stay alive because people still buy real books and still enjoy browsing in a bookstore. Good luck.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you have a love for books, bad if you like standing for long hours!""

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    Former Employee - Lead Bookseller in Clark, NJ
    Former Employee - Lead Bookseller in Clark, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked in the children's department and I am now an early childhood education teacher. This worked in my favor because I became familiar with children's literature. When I was lead- bookseller they made me find places for stacks and stacks of books when there was no room for them anywhere.

    Cons

    Long hours of standing. Half-hour breaks/15 minute breaks. Made me work in the Cafe when they were short staffed. Tried to make employees sell membership cards.

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