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"It's a job."

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New Bern, NC
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New Bern, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Books-A-Million full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Lending Library, contact with customers and coworkers, learning to make coffee beverages, learning little bits of the publishing companies

Cons

selling membership cards, contact with customers, reorganizing the chaos of the shelves.

Other Employee Reviews for Books-A-Million

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Some of the worst Bureaucratic, terrible management in the business."

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    Former Employee - Barista/Bookseller in Hoover, AL
    Former Employee - Barista/Bookseller in Hoover, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Books-A-Million part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a barista, I found BAM's coffee and equipment to be top-notch. That's about the start and end of good things about this company.

    Cons

    Terrible, high-pressure work environment.
    A doomed business model that will never change
    Emotional, irrational employees (at multiple locations)
    High prices and gimmicky product offerings
    Lack of transparency regarding pay, paltry rewards for succeeding at defined tasks

    Advice to Management

    Stop selling cards. Start selling the bookstore experience. You're losing to B&N (not to mention amazon) for a reason. BAM's days are numbered, and it only takes working there a couple months to figure out why.


  2. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Books-A-Million part-time

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say about working at this company.

    Cons

    The company constant pressure on managment to reach club card goals creates a highstrung enviornment. There is no praise or recgonization of employees hard work. The pay sucks and the company does not believe in raises. The cafe employees always have to work alone which creates high stress when the story is busy. Employees are treated with little to no respect, and even don't get raises with promotions. This company is one the worst compaines I have every worked for, they are so full of greed that they have made all of there employees meserible. So many employees that were passionate about the work they were doing quit, do to the poor and high stress enviornment. This company acts like we need them to survivive, there are plenty of other sales assoicate jobs out there, you need the good employees they dont need you!

    Advice to Management

    Stop creating a atompshere of high stress, stop treating your employees like robots, and create incentives to get good employees to stay in your employmeny

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