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Half Price Books Madison Reviews

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Madison, WI

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Half Price Books President and CEO Sharon Anderson Wright
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  • I knew other people who were working a couple of jobs to make ends meet, but working 50 to 60 hours a week for low pay is really no way to live (in 12 reviews)

  • Paid sick time reduced to 9 days per year from 12 (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Half Price Books (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, learning intensive. Good people to work with and the training is fairly exhaustive so you're ready to go.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty bad for all the work and knowledge they expect. Customers can be extremely hard to relate to, thinking the value of their books is way higher than it actually is.

    Advice to Management

    Any way to increase pay would be great.


  2. "Best job I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Bookseller II/Shift Lead in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Bookseller II/Shift Lead in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Half Price Books part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, great company, off-beat atmosphere. Feels like a community, not just a job, Profit sharing. Environmently conscience. Great donation programs for teachers, hospitals, schools, etc. They really care about their employees, not just lip-service.

    Cons

    A bit on the out-dated side technology wise. And sometimes facility mantainece type issue could be addressed a bit more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the awesome benefits, and the laid back atmosphere. Keep on growing, but don't turn into a mindless corporate robot.

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    "Bookseller"

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    Current Employee - Bookseller in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Half Price Books full-time

    Pros

    They offer fulltime with benefits, generous sick and vacation time, and paid holidays off (although, may not be same day I.e. You will get an extra day off the week before, during or week after of a holiday paid).

    Cons

    They have changed many policies and many benefits that were hired at have been changed or removed. Management is not great at communication.


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