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"Fun place to work"

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Former Employee - Bookseller in Greenwood, IN
Former Employee - Bookseller in Greenwood, IN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Half Price Books part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Good pay, fun environment, interesting materials-always something new and different coming through

Cons

Sometimes a little boring, dealing with unhappy customers because they didn't get the offer they were hoping for

Other Employee Reviews for Half Price Books

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Never fall in love with your job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Half Price Books full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discount, Co-workers,Benefits, Profit Sharing Bonuses

    Cons

    I've heard that it is WAY different in other districts, so keep in mind this has been my experience in San Antonio. I LOVED HPB for the first several years of my time there. The last year, and the higher up on the ladder I went, the less I loved it. Co workers and I half jokingly said it was kinda like a marriage where you gave and gave, and did your best, but you never seemed to get anything in return. LOTS of micromanagement, and mainly not being given the resources we needed to get the work done that they expected of us. You would get tons of vacation time, but never be able to take it. The quality of life sucked. I would only recommend working HPB in San Antonio if you a) have very thick skin b) are not afraid to work very, very hard c) don't have a significant other or children and d) can live off minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    You are very out of touch. The market is changing, your customers are changing, and you have not worked in the stores on a daily basis in years. Before you implement procedures, YOU need to do them, or let the ones in the stores make those calls.


  2. "Great business model, good benefits and meager pay."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Half Price Books full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products and value.
    Great benefits and extras.

    Cons

    Little pay, small raises and a lack of form and structure within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real business professionals for help run the business and evaluate process.

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