Great environment, not great pay
Bookseller and Barista (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – September 13, 2017
The best place I have worked at so far is Barnes and Noble.The environment is laid-back and friendly, the managers were stellar and worked alongside you, and the discounts were fantastic, especially if you're a book or coffee lover. As a bookseller, the day usually consisted of managing stock, reshelving items, taking customer calls at the "help" desk, working the cashier, selling memberships, and keeping the book floor clear of dust. They often do cross-training so you'll likely be trained on how to work in the cafe in case they need an emergency extra set of hands.
The cafe is very fast-paced and constantly has things for you to do, so your shift usually goes by faster. The environment is definitely more teamwork-oriented as well, which can be frustrating or enjoyable depending on who you are. I know I loved everyone I worked with in the cafe. The only problem with the cafe is that it sells Starbucks Coffee, but is not owned by Starbucks, so you'll get customers upset that they can't use their Starbucks gift cards or because the cafe doesn't have all of the drink/ food options an official Starbucks has.
Store and cafe discounts, friendly coworkers, agreeable managers, flexible hours
Minimum wage, few hours