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"Great work-life balance and great to be surrounded by books"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Nice to work with people who are there because they love the product. Nice to be able to enhance the lives of our customers.

Cons

NOOK is great, but there is so much competition today. Amazon and Kindle are household names that are hard to overcome, despite NOOK being a superior product.

Advice to Management

Allow customers to get on-line prices in the stores. Customers have a hard time understanding the price differences and they don't care about cost-structure reasoning.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay, declining standards of book knowledge."

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Metairie, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The rare customer who shares your tastes, most of the staff at my store

    Cons

    The surprising amount of customers who throw feces all over the walls in the bathroom, clean-up, running a de facto homeless shelter

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the stupid chairs, they reek in most stores anyway. Make the cafe seating areas bigger or something.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Started out great, has declined over time."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cafe Manager in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Cafe Manager in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned management skills that will help with future employment.
    Work with intelligent, kind co-workers.
    Decent discount on books, nook, cafe items.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Expected to carry out responsibilities for several management positions at once.
    Upper management very hard to communicate with.
    Company more focused on digital end then employees in stores.

    Advice to Management

    Answer e-mails and phone calls. Communicate more with management teams in stores. Do not leaves positions vacant for years at a time. Remember that nooks don't sell themselves, employees sell them. Treat them with a little more respect.

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