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"Not a bad place to work"

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Current Employee - Bookseller in Fort Wayne, IN
Current Employee - Bookseller in Fort Wayne, IN
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Working with books, cool coworkers

Cons

Having to sell the Membership is hard in a failing business model. It seems big retail bookstores are on their way out. At my store, they gave super short shifts of 2-4 hours.

Advice to Management

Membership selling is demoralizing. Having to be told no three times before dropping it with the customer doesn't lead to a good experience for the customer.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stiffening"

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    Former Contractor - User Experience Designer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Contractor - User Experience Designer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch twice a week. Boring work but can be beneficial if you are just looking for a job to gain some basic experiences in the industry.

    Cons

    I worked at its Nook Digital department during that time. Hopefully their leadership has changed because they did NOT know what they were doing, except abusing young talents. Very unhappy, top-down, and stiffening environment.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more open-minded.


  2. "Friendly, peaceful"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience learn a lot

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

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