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"It's a job, not a career"

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Former Employee - Bookseller in Buffalo, NY
Former Employee - Bookseller in Buffalo, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You'll meet some great people. Everyone out-works their paycheck and all are interested - at least - somewhat in literature and pop culture. That's why they work there. It makes work conversations fun.

Cons

It's retail. You're working weekends and late nights for less-than-great pay. Unless you work full-time, there's no benefits (they just got rid of them). And you'll learn lessons in patience and diplomacy because you're dealing with customers, who are their own special breed of 'special.'

Advice to Management

Don't micromanage so much. Stay attune to the mood of the employees. Stores are routinely understaffed for the amount of business and work that needs to be done. Late-night closings and projects at 10:00pm, on top of a full day of work, are not the way to end a day.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. "Great place to work part time while being a full-time college student"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Allen Park, MI
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Allen Park, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great overall atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometimes I felt that the training I received didn't cover many of the day to day tasks they wanted me to complete

    Advice to Management

    Make sure new hires have better understanding of how to do the projects you assign to them.


  2. "nice discount"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Saugus, MA
    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Saugus, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great discount, flexible scheduling, perfect part time job for college, room to grow

    Cons

    low pay, no benefits for part time


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