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Good Company, Low Pay, Few Hours If You're Not Full-Time

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Former Employee - Community Relations Manager
Former Employee - Community Relations Manager

I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Usually fun, like-minded co-workers; good discounts; great for people who like interaction and being up on their feet.

Cons

Minimal hours available to part-timers; stores frequently understaffed due to lack of hours; may become repetitive or boring to some.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

In store management is typically doing their best with what they've got to work with, and the organization doesn't seem too top heavy.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Bookseller Culture Lives!

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Albuquerque, NM (US)
    Former Employee - Bookseller in Albuquerque, NM (US)

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A generally lovely work environment with a lot of variety.

    Cons

    The emphasis on membership sales can often interfere with work performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the booksellers have more direct involvement with merchandizing. They are all big readers, and you would see sales jump significantly if they felt that they had more input on display content.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Needs overhaul of Management

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    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount on books, food, and even nook products
    Access to various author and musical events at stores

    Cons

    Pay is horrible
    A $0.25cent raise every year is not really a raise
    Management -- in my store in particular -- is horrendous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you continue to not encourage your staff and continuously -- and blatantly -- disrespect them, you will loose a lot of hard-working, and qualified staff members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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