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"Great low stress job"

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Former Employee - Bookseller in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Bookseller in Redwood City, CA

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

Pros

people/co workers
casual environment
low stress
surrounded by books

Cons

the only thing is low pay

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent job if your in college or high school and need flexibility and don't require much pay."

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    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for college students or people with other jobs. Diverse and educated group. Discount is 30% for merchandise and 50% for food and coffee.

    Cons

    Horrible pay for all positions. Hours can be sporadic or non existent at times. You should consider working for this company only as a part time employee that needs flexibility. No one that is in a management position or lead position is satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    Provide your employees with consistent scheduling, lead by example, and cut back on the micromanaging.


  2. "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.

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