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"Not A Smart Company"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Good Health Insurance (If you are FT), not worth it if you are PT
Great Friendly People
Flexible Work Schedule
Selling excellent product

Cons

Going Bankrupt because corporate can't figure out how to run a company
too much high skilled work for low pay
Constant Layoffs
No raises for 3 years
Low payroll hours
Relatively a really low class company

Advice to Management

End the suffering file chapter 7 because I really don't think you will be able to pull off the restructuring of a chapter 11 as the execs are not that bright.

Other Employee Reviews for Borders

  1. "a great team of people that have been hit with hard circumstances"

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and people that care for those products. Book people are smart, and there has been a passion for success.

    Cons

    This industry has been hit hard, and Borders is in the middle of taking its knocks at the moment. There may not be much of a company left soon.

    Advice to Management

    The current management can't make up for the lack of the previous management, and there is likely no way to turn this company around.


  2. "My experience at Borders was very enjoyable, with a great staff and supportive management."

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    Former Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Minneapolis, MN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a bibliophile, music lover, and enjoy coffee, Borders is a pretty ideal place to work. I enjoyed being exposed to all the new material, as well as being able to share my recommendations based on the customer's feedback.

    Cons

    Borders has become too corporate over the years. This company pushes employees to push titles on customers to create instant bestsellers. I understand they are a company trying to make a profit, but it is really annoying. Also, the stores I have worked at in recent years are often understaffed, which can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to chill out and relate better to their employees' needs.

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