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A Company That Cares

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Current Employee - Cafe Server in Cincinnati, OH (US)
Current Employee - Cafe Server in Cincinnati, OH (US)

I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

Pros

They care about their employees. There are a lot of different retail stores to work in across the country. Every day you get the chance to talk to new people. It's a good environment and a company that will take care of you as an employee.

Cons

If you are only part time the pay isn't the highest. If you're full time you do get better pay and benefits. If you're part time it's just typical hourly pay. It is a retail job and that does mean plenty of crazy people to deal with at times as well as some different hours to work. It's not a 9-5, but it's a good job.

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    Great people and environment, but still a retail job.

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    Current Employee - Bookseller
    Current Employee - Bookseller

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

    Pros

    Great employees
    Mostly great customers
    Awesome benefits

    Cons

    Rude customers
    Low salary
    Standing on feet all day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you say you will ship the nooks out on a certain date please do it or the stores are the ones who look bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love books and benefits?!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier
    Current Employee - Head Cashier

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

    Pros

    As a book lover and avid reader, this job was a dream! It can be a career as far as managing goes, but for a part time, or full time, job that benefits your mind, couldn't be greater! Meeting authors and getting a head start on new music and movies is another perk. The health insurance I had through this company is rivaled by none! Overall, what a wonderful experience.

    Cons

    You'd be amazed how upset customers can become about books and cd's. There is a lot of heavy lifting, the books need to make it from boxes onto the floor and sometimes from the floor back into boxes so weak backs really shouldn't go for this, you will hurt yourself, but there are so many positions that that can be circumvented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more creativity from the creative minds that the company tends to hire. The employees are an asset, and as much as that is recognized through "Staff Picks" or "Staff Recommends" or certain plans that allow more creativity, the workforce that is drawn to being a bookseller can do so much more, embrace them and give them the chance!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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