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"Really Excellent Company"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

If you have to work retail, Barnes and Noble is one of the good guys. They are pretty responsible and fair with employees, set clear rules, hire solid management, sell a great product. Nicer than average customer base.

Cons

Retail is retail. Typical retail crummy pay at the "bookseller" level. The outlook for retail booksellers not so hot, so as stores begin closing promotions will be hard to come by.

Advice to Management

Time to go smaller!

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. "Cafe"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cafe Server in Destin, FL
    Former Employee - Cafe Server in Destin, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable and good, flexible management

    Cons

    very corporate, which gives the workplace a stuffy atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    be more personable with staff


  2. Helpful (5)

    "The job is exactly what you think it is"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Garden City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    deep discounts on books and all merchandise
    ability to special order books
    can hold items on reserve
    meet some cool people

    Cons

    Terrible hours (like all retail, you'll work closing one night and opening the morning after)
    Have to work during holidays
    Painful customers on occasion
    Nametags
    No room to advance
    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Give lower level employees a reason to try--if no one can advance or be promoted from within, what's the point?
    Try to raise base salary or offer more incentives to stay with a job here


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