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"Not recommended"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Mishawaka, IN
Former Employee - Project Manager in Mishawaka, IN
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Generous vacation; Independent work environment

Cons

Transparency is lacking; Little opportunity for growth; Little training for ambitious employees;

Advice to Management

Management is young and inexperienced. They should be allowed to learn more management skills and techniques in a college setting. Promotional opportunites should be based on credentials. The most hard working and educated should have the opportnities to move up within the company. Management should be more truthful with employees. Deception and lying will be exposed. Reviews should be performed much more regularly. That is, at least, once every six months if not more frequently.

Other Employee Reviews for Better World Books

  1. "Full time employee for 3 years."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Better World Books full-time

    Pros

    Company has good values and everyone who works there really believe in their mission.

    Cons

    Working for the UK side of the business, there is a slight lean to an american business model which at times can make you feel insecure in your role. Staff at times were also treated a bit like school children, which is a bit unnecessary.

    Advice to Management

    less micro managing, but generally doing a great job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast growing company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Better World Books full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    BWB UK was a lovely company to work for , the funds raised for non-profits through each sale gave me a sense of pride. MD at the time I worked there was a lovely chap who I respected . Lots of opportunities for grafters. I was promoted within my first year, and in the beginning my ideas where listened too.

    Cons

    I left for a couple of reasons , mainly poor pay, a new manager who didn't take the time to understand my motivations and a move to carrying out a sales role on top of my own without being compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Better performance management training for people managers , don't let talent leave

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