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"Great for career development if you're high initiative. Startup transitioning into playing with the big boys."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at Better World Books full-time

Pros

Performance contributes to significant environmental and social impact
Room for growth in the industry
Professional development opportunities abound for self starters

Cons

Growing pains in transitioning from startup to structured organization
Margins on used books do not currently allow for salaries you'd expect for the work put in

Advice to Management

Continue to value your people and all your stakeholders will be taken care of

Other Employee Reviews for Better World Books

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Tremendous growth company with great opportunity despite hit-or-miss leadership."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Better World Books full-time

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity to learn if you play the politics well.

    Cons

    Leadership is top down. The most common response to the question "Why?" is "(Executive) says so." Some of the leadership is excellent, others are in over their heads.

    Advice to Management

    Take seriously the commitments you make to the staff. Say what you mean and mean what you say.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly a great place to work...but no company is perfect!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Better World Books has great values.
    It's a relaxed place to work but work always gets done
    Customers are very important to the company.
    There are some really good people to work with.
    Overall it is a great place to work

    Cons

    Apart from discount on the books there aren't really any benefits, there is a Stakeholder Pension but the company don't contribute so no incentive to join up.
    Some of the senior managers have no people skills and have very little management experience which reflects in their management styles and abilities.
    Pay is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, i.e. constantly trying to be better. Invest in your staff, all the way from the top, down to the bottom.

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