Better World Books Employee Reviews

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Qick paced and a lot of standing
Scanner/Sorter (Current Employee) –  Reno, NVJuly 17, 2017
A good place if you just need a job not much advancement potential. Very cutthroat between employees. Management is very 1 sided and use favortism to determine jobs for the day.
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I use to work at better world books
Scanner (Former Employee) –  Reno, NVJune 25, 2017
I use to work there, the pay is 377 through temp and 400 a week if your not. Not all the time they want to help show you thing you need to know. And if you go over a point your let go. I was told if you have emotional break down or just need to go it would be point free but was not true.
Pros
Usually good people. Not always
Cons
Environment, not helpful, sometimes the leads make you feel like your bothering them, people talk about each other, they tell you stuff that's not always true.
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Fun working enviornment
Scanning Specialist (Current Employee) –  Mishawaka, INMay 13, 2017
Scanning & accepting a minimum of 220 books per hour and putting them into inventory. I've learned time mgmt., accuracy, & types of books. Mgmt has changed a lot over the past 8 years. The most enjoyable part of my job is all my friends!!!
Pros
Friends, Benefits, & Flexible hours
Cons
Job security
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better word "crooks"
cattle (Former Employee) –  Mishawaka, INApril 28, 2017
Long hours and horrible pay. Bad environment and people that gossip worse then highschool kids. Mangement randomly fires people for no reason. Bad raises if any. Hires you for a specific job title but randomly changes there mind. Books that need to be processed are sometimes covered in human waste or something unknown 0.o. treats employees like cattle in a dusty barn. Only gives really damaged books to donations..which may contain waste of some kind.
Pros
paid lunch
Cons
bad pay, bad enviroment, bad mangement
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Great environment but low pay
Project Coordinator, HR (Former Employee) –  Mishawaka, INApril 24, 2017
It's a great environment but they have low pay to relative positions in the area. Excellent opportunity for starter positions/first-time employees and they are a second chance employer.
They do promote from within when they can but are limited in advancement opportunities.
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Great mission, frequent staff layoffs
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mishawaka, INApril 24, 2017
I was given a tremendous opportunity at Better World Books initially for advancement, from entry-level warehouse to administration. However, those promotions left me exposed to the frequent administrative layoffs which have occurred throughout the company's history. In the end, I was laid off with a month's severance from a job I loved and was making a difference doing.
Pros
Growth opportunities
Cons
Layoffs every three to four years
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Great place to work
Inventory Control Specialist/General warehouse (Former Employee) –  Mishawaka, INMarch 4, 2017
Better World Books was a great place to work. Amazing co workers and management. The job was fairly simple, and as long as you focused on work you'd have no issue. It was also nice knowing you were contributing to to a great cause.
Pros
Great environment
Cons
Super dusty
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Worst place I have ever worked
Scanning (Current Employee) –  Mishawaka, INFebruary 2, 2017
U get hired in at $9 an hour & yearly raises are 11 cents down to 0 cents. Turn over rate, well, no one stays here bc conditions & upper management is the worst I have ever seen in a company. BWB will promote u & give u a dollar raise & then 2 months later cancel the position & take that money away from u along w/ any raise u got at your yearly review. Attendance policy is ungodly strict. They offer insurance but to cover just myself & no dependants is almost $70 a week so there is half of my paycheck. $9 an hour to deal w/ books that are covered in human & animal feces, spiders that can kill a human, black mold from books that have been sitting & waiting to be processed for 2 years & yet upper management is screaming your not doing good enough, we want more. BWB has no respect for its employees that bust their behinds for them daily. And even their donations come at a cost to their employees. Worst upper management & overall worst place I have ever worked.
Pros
They hire ex cons, 2nd chance work place
Cons
Employees are nothing but worker ants w/ little pay to them.
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OK place to start but hard to build career
Operations (Current Employee) –  Mishawaka, INMay 20, 2016
The people are good, upper management and HR need some work. Departments are not always treated fairly, shipping gets unpaid lunches where processing dept. gets paid lunches. Its online retail so working Holiday's and long hours are to be expected. For a starter job or a warehouse introduction job it is good but if you are looking for a career this is not the place for that.
Pros
Hourly people, good mission, original founders were awesome
Cons
favortism, all about making a profit, not investing in their employees
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Not Great
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Mishawaka, INFebruary 8, 2016
They have a very high turnover rate. Books cover in human waste and bad management. Long hours , poor pay, lots of fellons work here too.
Pros
Great coworkers is the only thing they have that good
Cons
Everything, bad management, overworked, underpaid
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Great Company.
Book Collector (Former Employee) –  Atlanta/ Alpharetta, GaNovember 4, 2015
Very simple straight to the point.
Liked the fact the this company wanted to donate books to the poor and underpriveleged of the third world.
Great manager and CEO.
Pros
Calm, relaxed environment.
Cons
None.
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Working at Better World Books is professional and ever changing
Scanning Associate/Shipping Associate (Former Employee) –  Mishawaka, INJuly 13, 2015
A typical day at Better World Books is very busy getting through all the incoming and out going books. Many days you feel overwhelmed with the very vastness of work. Other days you feel as though what you do there is just a small part of what Better World Books is about.
Pros
the benefit packages
Cons
no real sense of achievement
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My review would not be the best for this employer
Scanner/warehouse associate (Former Employee) –  Mishawaka, INMay 21, 2015
A typical day here would consist of scanning books in a timely manner and shipping.
Learned good computer skills.
Management was very poor and alot of favoritism towards other employees.
Co workers were always great to work with but always new employees due to a very high turnover.
Hardest part of job was training new employees on a weekly basis due to high turnover.
Most enjoyable part of job was the smiles and joy of a child who recieves a new book to read.
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Community friendly
Operations Associate (Current Employee) –  Mishawaka, INFebruary 2, 2015
Better World Books is all about giving to the community and donating books to the community as well as less fortunate people in other countries. They are a world wide company that is based out of two warehouses, one in the US and one overseas. A typical workday can be very stressful and tasking, but when you think of the customers aspect, it is very rewarding.
Pros
Relaxing break room
Cons
Pay compensation and drama
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Alright
Production (Former Employee) –  INJanuary 31, 2015
It's an alright beginners job to work, stress free and efficient production. I've learned stocking more about efficient packaging and handling. Great work experience.
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Pleasant co-workers
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Mishawaka, INSeptember 2, 2014
Pay is barely above minimum wage. To promote it isn't what you know its who.
Pros
Decent insurance
Cons
Very dusty
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Unorganized, Not Managed, No Future
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Mishawaka, INAugust 15, 2014
No one trained or even introduced me to the job. Self Taught. Co-workers are very negative and enjoy spending their days gossiping. Problems stay problems in the company even when they are pointed out repeatedly. Management is unfocused and never working towards the same goal.
Pros
None
Cons
The business is not managed properly.
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Amazing breakroom and good benefits.
Scanning Associate, Shipping Specialist (Former Employee) –  Mishawaka, INJuly 6, 2014
Great company, amazing work with organizations like Books for Africa. Great concept, Eco Friendly. But poor management.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Poor Management, No smoking on campus.
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No task to easy?
Scanning Clerk (Current Employee) –  Mishawaka, INJune 10, 2014
A typical day here consists of processing incoming boxes of books. Recycle any rejected books into bins. At end of day you have to clean your station and another task assigned by a team lead. Must process books at an hourly goal per day to meet performance standards.
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Great opportunity to accrue books
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Mishawaka, INJune 2, 2014
The work was fairly easy, the environment was pretty hot in the summer, but you have the ability to buy books that are going to be recycled for 25 cents. Filled 2 bookshelves in about a month and a half.
Pros
Books
Cons
Hot
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