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"Your Standard 9-5 Job (No Surprises)"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Forks, ND
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Forks, ND
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A company that really embraces it's values; you are encouraged to remember these values and are held accountable to them from day one of your employment. Also, people that work at the bookstore locations full-time seem to be very enthusiastic about their job and truly care about customer service and how the company is perceived. Finally, the company does a great job at keeping up to date with innovation and having unique campaigns that help them rise above the competition.

Cons

The pay for sales associates is quite low (on the other hand, in-store discounts tend to offset this negative aspect). Secondly, bookstores try to impress regional management by leaps and bounds; for instance, when a regional manager visits the store, drastic measures are taken to ensure that the manager does not see what typically goes on at the store: heaps of books in disarray, messy work areas, and employees not following dress code.

Advice to Management

Work with publishers to not price gouge the textbooks that you're selling.

Other Employee Reviews for Follett

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized and siloed company that lacks a long-term strategy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on the department and division you work for. Some have good experiences, most do not. Chuck is a good CEO, but there's a lot of work to be done

    Cons

    Low pay, uncooperative environment, favorites are played


  2. "Used to be a great company to work for, not so much anymore"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Follett full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule; fun working with coworkers;

    Cons

    Don't understand the decisions that are made - so much for valuing the employee :-((

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for

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