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Mardel Christian Bookstore Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "Amazing Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Mardel Christian Bookstore part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Christian environment, most customers are friendly and polite, management treats you with respect, easy learning curve, inexpensive health insurance for full-time employees. If you work on the sales floor you stay busy.

    Cons

    Can be boring at times, especially as a cashier. If you thrive on being busy, cashier is not the job for you. Most employees have been there for 10-15 years, so it is Very Difficult to get a full time position. I dislike uniforms, they used to let the employees dress business-casual, now it's black slack and green polo shirt.

    Advice to Management

    I really cannot say anything negative. It is a wonderful, supportive, friendly place to work.


  2. "Poor Corporate Leadership, Contradictory Directions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mardel Christian Bookstore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Closed Sundays, Great operating hours for retail, and there are some very good store managers and employees still in the company.

    Cons

    When new corporate leadership took over in 2015, this organization went downhill. I experienced unfair treatment, corporate bullying, and conflicting direction from the upper management unlike anything I've experienced in my working career. Unless you want to be undervalued and abused by corporate leadership, I would not recommend working for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate leadership needs to be replaced with true leaders who value their employees and know how to provide clear direction and expectations to their staff.


  3. "Currently working"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Cashier in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Mardel Christian Bookstore part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, worked here over 2 years only had 1-3 rude customers total flexibility

    Cons

    The only problem is the odd hours you work

    Advice to Management

    Y'all are awesome just keep doing what you're doing


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not terrible..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Clerk in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Department Clerk in Mesquite, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mardel Christian Bookstore part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I greatly enjoyed the people I worked with! They made the job survivable. And for a book lover like me, the discount was helpful.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty awful. And they basically refused to hire full time employees in order to avoid having to pay for benefits. Also the constantly changing schedules were pretty annoying.


  6. "Quit cheating Christians"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Littleton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mardel Christian Bookstore (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Christian products and Sana was a great manager and really cared for her staff in Littleton

    Cons

    Poor pay 8.50 an hour when you can go next door to hobby lobby and make 10 an hour.

    Advice to Management

    Pay everyone equally and stop spending so much money on new fixtures every few years


  7. "cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Elcellent people tpo work with every day.
    Company looks to help workers at all levels.
    flesible with hours and work tasks.
    Prays for customers on a daily basis

    Cons

    None that address only Mardel. The pay is the same as any silimer job, but is not as much as I wanted.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work! Add a bit more to pay is at all possible. Your customers is first philosophy is one resson people keep coming back. Thanks for the opportunity to work for a super company.


  8. "Great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mardel Christian Bookstore (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good enviorment and Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Salary and also not being able to move up in company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job Starting Out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Longview, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mardel Christian Bookstore part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best people to work with
    Learned some valuable basic work skills
    Good entry into retail
    Flexible with schedules

    Cons

    Usually redundant work such as ordering and stocking
    Not much room to move up in the company
    Some expectations were hard to meet

    Advice to Management

    To store management, my first manager was a bit of a punk at times, but always worked with us and wanted the best for us. The second was fired rather quickly for various reasons, but I now hear the latest one is very encouraging and is a great guy. I'd encourage corporate to be careful in who they hire as managers and to give those that are good and faithful the chance to move up. Biggest thing corporate needs to do hear and do is that they need to bring back the comfortable environment that the store use to have. It is too much like hobby lobby and does not feel as welcoming as it once felt like.


  10. "All is good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stocker in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Stocker in Waco, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mardel Christian Bookstore part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meet new people. Learn about products and seminars.

    Cons

    Haven't worked as sales associate in over 20 years.

    Advice to Management

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


  11. "CSR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good co-workers. The store is closed on Sundays every week. Closing time during the week is eight PM. The store is close to where I live.

    Cons

    Very poor treatment by corporate. No longer a 'christian' store on the inside. Corporate has destroyed the positive attitudes of employees and store management alike. Its now just another retail store who's corporate management believes in 'beating the horse' to make him run faster.

    Advice to Management

    Put people over profit and your profit will follow.



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