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MBS Textbook Exchange Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Steady hours Monday thru Friday, good benefits, weekends and holidays off (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits, usually hire from within for better jobs, good opportunity for advancement, great for students, rent books for free (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't believe in keeping the employee morale up (in 11 reviews)

  • nazi like management, low pay, no chain of command, high turnover, old equipment that is very hazardous, poor ventilation (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Decent but needs room for improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MBS Textbook Exchange full-time

    Pros

    No dress code, very casual, friendly coworkers. When people say the people are one off the pros of working at mbs they aren't mistaken. Good 401k. Decent paying if you're a college student or just starting your career path. If you're fulltime than you can borrow books for free while in college. Saves tons of money.

    Cons

    Low pay. I cannot stress that enough. They pay is a lower than most good paying jobs in Columbia. Management also should pay more attention to the very hardworking employees that try improve mbs everyday. Reward them.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages, show more trust and invest in the keeper employees. Have more employee team morale building experiences.


  2. "MBS Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MBS Textbook Exchange part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible with your schedule, great people to work with, and good company culture

    Cons

    Not really any cons I can think of

  3. "Working for MBS IT department"

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    Former Employee - IT Intern in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MBS Textbook Exchange (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Strong leadership, Very informative work analysis

    Cons

    Can't really think of any cons at the moment


  4. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Even as a part time intern, get paid holiday time off
    nice co-workers, laid back, no dress code, make own schedule, learn a lot valuable skills, nice work cultural

    Cons

    sometimes not enough work to do, can get boring


  5. "Terrible Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MBS Textbook Exchange (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of any. Seriously. And I'm trying!

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and employees. Poor working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly communicate what you need your employees to do.


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling arrangement. Job is not difficult.

    Cons

    Routine-based and can get tedious, tiresome


  7. "Not bad, not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boonville, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boonville, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MBS Textbook Exchange full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with, free work out!, the work is easy to do, benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    The not so great people, overwhelming heat in the warehouse, filthy beyond belief, communication is nonexistent between every department & within departments, far too much stress, pay is mediocre

    Advice to Management

    Separate temperature control between office and warehouse. Watch more of what happens with favorites of supervisors, maintain equipment better,

  8. "wow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MBS Textbook Exchange full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    steady work indoors some people are fairly human

    Cons

    nazi like management, low pay, no chain of command, high turnover, old equipment that is very hazardous, poor ventilation.


  9. "It's okay more for college students."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MBS Textbook Exchange full-time

    Pros

    The hours are good, get to see people, get to watch TV in breakroom.

    Cons

    Favoritism, wish they had more healthy food options, difficult to move up in company, management does nothing to solve problems, negativity, not valuing employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to start out"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get People to work with, it feels like a family Benfits are good

    Cons

    Pay is low and no budget for IT


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