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"Great work environment. Diverse, collaborative, and edgy"

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Former Employee - Training Manager in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Training Manager in Santa Monica, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Borders full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Diversity, Autonomy, Work-life balance, smart co-workers, collaborative.

Borders has a great rep for acceptance of all people, regardless of age, gender, race, or lifestyle preferences. Indy atmosphere. Aggressive and autonomous work environment.

Cons

Biggest con is that they are out of business! On a corporate and store level the comp was below average. Directionally, Borders went the wrong path and did not fully embrace new technologies which consequently led to the downfall of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Borders

  1. "Closed for good"

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    Current Employee - Bookseller in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Monroeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Borders part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Because the company was closing, I was able to have a lot of flexibility with my schedule and my hours.

    Cons

    It is a good thing that Borders closed it's doors for good. The company was falling apart from the executives down to the management.


  2. "Meh, it was a job."

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    Former Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Borders part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, free books, good people. I found a few great book series while I was working there, but the discount was laughable.

    Cons

    management never got their act together. We spent the entire 3 years I was there waiting for them to order Seattle's best Shirts for the Cafe. I never got a raise except when minimum wage went up. We were constantly told to push books we knew nothing about.

    Advice to Management

    Your closed now. What can I say?

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