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"A soulless piece of meat"

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Former Employee - Bookseller in Bolingbrook, IL
Former Employee - Bookseller in Bolingbrook, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Borders full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Fun to work around books.

Cons

Management by humiliation
Smokers allowed more breaks than non-smokers
After 1 year of great service I was given a 00.17 raise
Employees expected to prepare special events off the clock

Advice to Management

Going on the "warpath" is not inspiring --

Other Employee Reviews for Borders

  1. "Over budget, constantly"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Processing Team in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Inventory Processing Team in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Borders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Books! Music! DVDs! Passionate full-time staff with a casual vibe and service. Great way to cross-laterally move inside a business and learn various skills and positions.

    Cons

    Huge mistake to go global. Excessive spending internally without any check or balances in the early years made most stores spend hundreds of thousands of dollars wastefully. Never fixed their transportation logistics either. Inventory was a joke. Hiring more part-timers then full-time sellers made going to work not fun after all.

    Advice to Management

    Stay domestic. Choose better locations. Actually have events in-store at all stores instead of large-volume stores only.


  2. "My experience was bittersweet"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Hato Rey, PR
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hato Rey, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Borders part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I could have one on one experience with the costumer. Good discounts

    Cons

    I spent a couple of days working 9 consecutive hours with no one to relieve me.

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