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Seasonal bookseller
bookseller/cashier (Former Employee), new york, nyNovember 22, 2014
Pros: very organized, friendly coworkers, decent breaks, good employee discounts
Cons: favoritism, some head cashiers are too big headed, couldn't leave until everything was done
The workers themselves are very friendly (Most).I worked as a temporary bookseller (cashier) so I didn't get the chance to socialize much expect for with other cashiers.You get great discounts and the schedule are pretty simple.Either opening shift, mid shift or ending.I would say it's a good part time job for the pay, but couldn't see myself working – more... there long term.It was fun while it lasted but that's about it – less
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A good first part-time job experience
Salesperson (Former Employee), Seattle, WANovember 20, 2014
Pros: handy co-workers, good environment, learn new skills
Cons: short breaks, no benefits except employee discount
The typical day at work as a salesperson is mostly do sales/cashier and answer product questions. But, a lot of times, there are customers that will purchase books with financial aid voucher that requires for data entry skills. Some will rental the books that require different procedures, too. Usually the peak time are the first and last two weeks of – more... the quarter. So, we have to provide service in the fast paced environment that sometimes only allow a very short break (10 minutes). There are also no healthcare benefits, the only benefit is the employee discount for product purchases. The most enjoyable part of the job is when each of the customers satisfied with my service. My co-workers and me always worked while aiding each other with helps. Therefore, the service will progress smoothly. – less
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productive
CASHIER (Former Employee), norfolk, vaNovember 19, 2014
you have to be a quick learner to succeed, proficient with computer, quick sales
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Productive
Asst. Department Manager (Current Employee), Houston, TXNovember 19, 2014
There is always something to do, can be very fun if you are creative. This company is very good with promoting employees
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productive, relaxed work envirionment
Bookkeeper (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VANovember 16, 2014
this was a seasonal position for me however, the experience gave me the opportunity to learn more about retail.
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collected paper
Bookseller/Barista (Former Employee), Arlington, TXNovember 15, 2014
Everyone working at Barnes and Noble loves the job for different reason. Some love comics and love getting to talk to costumers about past and future works. Everyone makes the work environment friendly and saf
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i enjoy the workplace
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NYNovember 13, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: short breaks
I enjoy the workplace and I particular working with people..
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Children's Lead (Current Employee), West Nyack, NYNovember 11, 2014
Everyone working at Barnes and Noble loves the job for different reason. Some love comics and love getting to talk to costumers about past and future works. Everyone makes the work environment friendly and safe.
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Stable Company
Community Relations Manager (Current Employee), Greensburg, PANovember 11, 2014
This company is generally good to work for. Their hours are fair, the business is good, and the staff are typically supportive.
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Great for college students
Cashier (Former Employee), Houston, TXNovember 8, 2014
-Very stable and flexible job for college students
-Helps with bookkeeping skills
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Productive, Easy going, and work with amazing people
Barnes and Noble Cafe (Current Employee), Orlando, FLNovember 6, 2014
Pros: borrowing hard cover books.
Cons: no hours and no insurance.
No matter where I work at as long as I love working there then it's all that matters. I love to read and working for Barnes and Noble is pretty self explanatory, considering I'm working with customers, as well as employees who also love books. I also work with amazing and interesting people, so work is never dull. I've been a customer for Barnes and – more... Noble for years and even though they do not offer health insurance, I do love working for them. What I do not like is the pay I received. With all my experience with customer service, cafe, and sales I expected a little more than minimum wage. Also, I'm a student who needs to pay rent and having only part-time hours even though I was told I can receive full time is upsetting. – less
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Great work environment, great company mission
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Chicago, ILNovember 5, 2014
Great working, lots of experience shelving and re-shelving
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I love it here!
Bookseller/Café Server (Current Employee), Newport, KYNovember 4, 2014
Pros: good discount, good coworkers and management
Cons: some vague requests and difficult customers on a regular basis
I work in both the cafe and on the book floor at my location and I love it! My managers are some of my favorite people to interact with and every day is a little bit different. The hardest part of the job is just dealing with difficult customers and vague requests, but the rewarding part is seeing customers enjoy the products feels great. There is a – more... huge sense of camaraderie amongst my coworkers and I love it. – less
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Barnes & Noble as a seasonal job was fine
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Secaucus, NJNovember 4, 2014
They aim to make their Customers satisfied. It was your typical customer service call center.
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Overall a good place to work.
Lead Bookseller, Café Lead (Former Employee), Orlando, FLNovember 3, 2014
When hours get short, you work long days with no help. Often alone. Overall it used to be very pleasant to work at.
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Not a long term company
Bookseller (Current Employee), Normal, ILNovember 2, 2014
Pros: co-workers, flexibility
Cons: manager, no pay raises
Outside of the beginning of the semester, it's run at a very slow pace. There is a lot of tedious work. There is no incentive of staying long term because there are no pay raises. Unfortunately, there is a lot of favoritism that goes on. It's a place that if you need a job is okay to work but you shouldn't stay long term. It's almost a waste of time. – more... Store manager works around your schedule but seems to forget that the workers are students and holds grudges it seems like. – less
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Part Time Position
PART TIME BOOKSELLER (Current Employee), Stamford, CTNovember 1, 2014
Pros: i do not wish to participate
Cons: i do not wish to participate
Ok place to work. Busy. Co workers are fine. Business brisk. Mall nice. Restaurants nice.
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Working with books is wonderful
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Gilbert, AZOctober 31, 2014
I worked here for a long time and learned so many different skills. Days were always busy. Community Relations was my favorite position. I loved working with the teachers and school districts. Increased sales by 300% in the first year. Developed ongoing relationships with institutional and corporate clients. The Assistant Manager position taught me – more... more operational skills, workload planning, training, hiring and development of booksellers. The hardest part of this position was no longer being able to have a direct hand in the sales aspect. I really like to sell! – less
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Great environment
Bookseller/Customer Service (Current Employee), Ocala, FLOctober 29, 2014
Great environment to work. Management able to work with schedule
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Productive and fun place to work.
Lead Salesman and Bookseller (Former Employee), Santa MonicaOctober 29, 2014
Productive and fun place to work. Learned a lot about books.

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