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Former Employee - Book Seller in Bethesda, MD
Former Employee - Book Seller in Bethesda, MD

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

Pros

Great environment, very easy job yet satisfying. awesome co-workers and very flexible. Also great benefits and discounts as well.

Cons

Very low pay. I started off at 8.00 which is my lowest paying job. Besides that, everything was great.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. "Excellent Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Music Supervisor in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Music Supervisor in Frisco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent management in store and regional.

    Cons

    Difficulty maintaining full time status

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire more booksellers per shift.


  2. "Way too much work for little pay"

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    Former Employee - Specialty Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Specialty Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent product discounts, not great. Usually the people are fun to work with. Great place if you like books, you get to hear and see the newest books.

    Cons

    Too may projects set forth by the company, some managers are little to no help to anyone on the sales floor. Booksellers are too task oriented to provide customer service, even the Regional manager told me customer service comes second, getting the product out of the backroom onto the sales floor is more important. Ive been in the retail field for 20 years, and every one of those companies puts customers first. Low wages, usually below standard. unrealistic goals set by district and regional managers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the fact the customers are the reason you are there, and the reason your doors stay open. Without them or the booksellers that you employ you won't have a store. Stop putting warm bodies in a store and hire people that have some skills or have a desire to be there. Stop making it so easy for customers to steal products right out from under your noses.

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