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Mardel Christian Bookstore Reviews

Updated October 29, 2017
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  1. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mardel Christian Bookstore full-time

    Pros

    Benefits package and people That I work with at the store.

    Cons

    none that I can think of right now

    Advice to Management

    Keep on moving forward to better the company


  2. "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mardel Christian Bookstore part-time

    Pros

    My fellow employees were wonderful and like family to me. In the beginning, it was the greatest job I'd ever had. That changed after about 3 years.

    Cons

    Terrible, awful pay. No chance for promotion to full time. Always changing the schedule and giving very limited hours, although they promise you a certain minimum. Expected to do multiple jobs in an unreasonable time frame. Corporate bullies store management and it trickles down to you. They hire store managers that don't care a bit about employees, they're only concerned about saving money and not giving out raises because the more the store manager saves, the bigger his/her bonus at the end of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is governed by Hobby Lobby rules. Corporate is a total joke. Sad for the long time employees that are still sticking it out because they can't find employment elsewhere.

  3. "Working At Mardel"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mardel Christian Bookstore part-time

    Pros

    I love Mardel. It has probably been the most enjoyable working environment/experience of my life. I have been working for 29 years. That should tell you something.

    Cons

    The pay is not the greatest for part-timers. But considering its a non-commission retail job, I don't know how much more you would expect. My only other minor complaint: i would have liked more focus on a mission statement and more regular reviews from mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I might offer, is please make certain communication happens. This has been an a very minor problem. But they wanted some kind of response in this section.


  4. "Great Place!"

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    Former Employee - Floor Clerk in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Floor Clerk in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with a company with integrity.

    Cons

    Customer Service can be grueling.


  5. "It was an ok job!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mardel Christian Bookstore part-time

    Pros

    Some of the employees were so nice.

    Cons

    Not compassionate when it came to learning the job. No socializing.


  6. "More Training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mardel Christian Bookstore part-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with.

    Cons

    Training was lacking for me.


  7. "Poor Corporate Leadership, Contradictory Directions"

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    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.

  8. "Amazing Company"

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    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.


  9. "Good Temporary Job"

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

    I worked at Mardel Christian Bookstore part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and friendly people
    Get every Sunday off of work
    In line with my religious beliefs

    Cons

    Corporate managers constantly changing store functions and layout
    All inventory done by pencil and paper

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to update stores and stop micromanaging the store managers.


  10. "Currently working"

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    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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