Better World Books - Management need to be more competitive with the wages they are offering or they will lose key staff members | Glassdoor
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"Management need to be more competitive with the wages they are offering or they will lose key staff members"

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Current Employee - UK Hardworking Team Member
Current Employee - UK Hardworking Team Member

Pros

- Career Advancement opportunities
- Friendly staff (mostly) /casual dress
-A lively working environment
-staff discount (the only benefits offered
-passionate senior management
-social, environmental stance brilliant

Cons

-wages and benefits are appalling - many hourly paid staff struggle to make ends meet or have 2nd jobs
-hourly paid staff with many additional responsibilities getting the same rate as those without
-some of the managers have *very* poor people and basic leadership skills
-communicating change is very hit or miss

Advice to Management

1. Look after your staff - at least pay us the market rate , we'll be loyal and less likely to jump ship to amazon
2. Implement a staff grading scheme - e.g grade 1 for floors staff grade 2-3 for team leaders/those in specialist role 4 for mangers - it would stop rumors about salaries and give people something to aspire too
3. Recognition Recognition, Recogniton !
4. Be more open and honest - american staff earn more, have greater benefits - why?

Other Employee Reviews for Better World Books

  1. "Great Place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Mishawaka, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Better World Books full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome mission, good PTO, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    No air conditioning in the summer


  2. "not bad, not great either"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and book discounts

    Cons

    standing, dust/ other crap that comes in with the books, mandatory overtime, temperatures

    Advice to Management

    more training time, more ways to improve scanning/ error percentages, teach scanners to fix their own bacin errors so it doesn't go on their records

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