Suprisingly great benefits, suprisingly good salary for retail
Shipping and Receiving Manager (Former Employee), Raleigh, NC – October 6, 2015
Pros: Fun, great benefits
Cons: Retail hours, I am sure it is much different now as the way we search for and purchase books
It was a different time when I worked for B&N, the business model and the way people find and obtain books has changed dramatically. At the time they paid much better than most other retail companies. I can not say enough about their benefits. Their benefits were actually better than some I had at Fortune 500 companies later in my career. I worked here when I was young but it was a fun place to work, terrific benefits and exposure to great literature.
Book Seller/Cafe Barista (Former Employee), Altamonte Springs, FL – October 5, 2015
Pros: Great customer service
Cons: hours are hard to come by
An exciting atmosphere to work in. The team is very positive, and Nook is an excellent product. Barnes and Noble has over a million titles, as well. I always felt included in our team meetings. We often had exciting sales promotions, and the team was encouraged to display their creativity.
Accounts Receivable Representative (Former Employee), Township of Monroe, NJ – October 3, 2015
Pros: discount is awesome- 30% in store, 50% in cafe
Cons: everything else
Pay is LOW for the work you are required to do. after a year of busting your hump you will get a 40 cent raise... Even though the title is accounts receivable this was mostly customer service and training the stores on what to do. you spend most of your time answering calls that have nothing to do with your job because you are a cache for all customer calls! manager isn't fit for the position. will not assist with any issues you have with fellow employees, store managers or customers so be prepared to handle everything your self, not get compensated for it and then get reprimanded when your job can't be accomplished because of the issues you're having. colleagues will constantly try to tear you down, there is NO team work and a lot of cattiness. if you are hard working, intelligent and overall a great addition to a corporate office DONT WORK HERE.
Cashier, Sales Associate (Former Employee), Lawrenceville, GA – October 1, 2015
Pros: Customer Service
My time at Barnes & Noble was an incredible experience. The managers and co-managers were all very helpful in making sure that I was taught everything I needed to know in order to do the job right. I enjoyed the fast pace of the work environment and being able to help customers, students, and faculty. On those days that were not as busy I helped stock merchandise and maintain the quality of the store. Barnes & Noble is a very positive work environment.
Bookseller associate (Former Employee), Marshall, MN – September 30, 2015
Good place to get a college job that is on campus. Typical day is stocking shelves and helping customers check out. Busy days could be hectic with all the students needing to rent/return books in the beginning and end of semesters
Department Manager/Receiving Manager/Head Cashier (Current Employee), Brandon, FL – September 29, 2015
While management changes can be hard for some, the overall experience is worth it. No two days are ever the same and that keeps it fun. Having a love of books is a huge plus. Coworkers at every store I have been in have always felt like family.
Head Cashier (Current Employee), Mandeville, LA – September 25, 2015
Pros: 50% discount on coffee
Cons: Membership-driven numbers game
Management is very helpful and willing to see employees advance up the chain. Customers by and large are awesome (but as with all customer service jobs, there are some sour grapes no matter how you treat them), especially our regulars, who are devoted to us. Membership numbers are the #1 factor determining your hours each week. Every single co-worker is a blast to work with.
Café Server (Former Employee), Frisco, TX – September 23, 2015
My time at Barnes & Noble was incredibly enjoyable. My supervisor was very helpful, and made sure that everything I needed to know was taught. The fast pace portions of the work environment were perfect for my personality; but the slow days allowed me to do tasks that were also fun to keep up with. The entire experience was fantastic.
Community Business Development Manager (Current Employee), Saginaw, MI – September 20, 2015
Barnes and Noble, Saginaw is a great place to work. They offer opportunities for advancement and believe in promoting from within. The company and management appreciate Booksllers and realize they are the most important part of business.
Great job for people who love being surrounded by books
Bookseller (Current Employee), Bronx, NY – September 18, 2015
Pros: Generous discount on books
Cons: Job security and career advancement is almost nonexistent
Great job for people who love being surrounded by books. Rotating shifts enable employees to get a chance to work alongside everybody else. Management is generally supportive. The only downside is minimal to almost nonexistent chances of career advancement and lack of job security.
Fun and energetic workplace, filled with great people.
Barista (Former Employee), Cranberry, PA – September 17, 2015
Management was friendly and cooperative with personal needs. Helped me learn how to memorize recipes, and how a typical day at a cafe works. My co-workers were fun, spunky, and easy to work with, as we all got along very well.