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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. "My experience was bittersweet"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Administrative Assistant in Store Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great employees who were dedicated to their jobs and the company
    fun atmosphere
    inclusive
    promoted diversity

    Cons

    brought in management that did not know the business
    top heavy in management

    Advice to Management

    NA, company is now defunct

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