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"n/a"

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Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

well for a student its ok

Cons

the company do not do a good job in promoting employees from within.

Advice to Management

treat you employees right!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Borders

  1. "OK place for part time work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rotation scheduling not bad (for every good shift / you'll get a 'graveyard' shift).
    Company perks pretty good.
    Management overall very good.

    Cons

    Time off not guaranteeed
    Local customer population high maintenence
    Fellow co-workers vary from good to helpess, and will therefore make your shift easier / more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    I didn't like the fact that management tried to make us recommend books we had not read; although not immoral depending on your wording to the customer, I believe in being honest instead of trying to sell a few paperbacks.


  2. "The company is Dying."

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous discount, 33% off list price. In 2002 that was amazing but in 2010 it sadly evens up with Amazon. Benefits package is a bit costly but very well covered. A nice casual part time job.

    Cons

    The company is dying and stores are closing left and right. The brick and mortar bookstore business is dying, with Amazon leading the online push for sales. The company has become completely corporately controlled. In 2002, we had much freedom to create displays, cafe' drinks, and other promotions. Now, every single end cap, every piece and square inch of the store is planned by merchandisers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sadly, their vision is dull, bland, and unappealing.

    Advice to Management

    Allow stores to create a unique shopping experience according to their location and customer base. Not every store needs to have the exact same merchandising layout. You're basically telling customers to shop online. Give them a reason to come into a store!

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