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Seasonal worker at Barnes and Noble, bookseller, Nook rep, barista

Barista; Bookseller (Former Employee)
Nanuet, NY (US)

I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time for more than a year

ProsMeet interesting people on the job, get to share your interests, give advice to customers

ConsLong hours on your feet the whole time, not that much down time, a lot of tedious (but necessary) shelving and organizing work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Learning and working hard pays off.

Cafe Lead (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time for less than a year


Pros: Discounts, relaxed work environment, room to advance to management. Cons: Early mornings and slow days. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Boring and ill paying, but not a bad first job and I met a lot of other nerdy people.

Bookseller (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time for more than a year


Pros: The people who work at Barnes & Noble tend to be of the quiet/nerdy stripe, which is good if you are also of that persuasion.… Cons: The types of tasks I was assigned were very boring or repetitive and I was paid minimum wage. As an intellectual person, I was drawn… Advice to Senior Management: Pay your employees a living wage, give them more challenging projects to do, keep people busier so they aren't… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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