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A Company That Cares

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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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    A great in-between work experience

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    Former Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent discounts, nice atmosphere (for book lovers), somewhat flexible schedule, and a good chance that your co-workers will share many of your same interests.

    Cons

    The pay is very average for a retail store, the customer base ranges from very pleasant to confrontational (as to be expected in a customer service job), and the holiday scheduling in terms of hours on the floor vs. breaks can be brutal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information with the associates so that they don't have to backtrack with customers who have been given false information because the associates were not properly informed in the first place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista; Bookseller in Columbia, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Barista; Bookseller in Columbia, SC (US)

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The hours, employee programs, and core values all made this a satisfying company to work for. Everyone seemed committed to the well being of the company as a whole, which made for a motivating and positive work environment.

    Cons

    Management was disconnected and often unapproachable, so you never really knew where you stood. Not very much one on one attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time getting to know your employees and recognizing potential leaders.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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