College Retail Bookstore Manager (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – October 4, 2017
This position of management of College Retail Bookstores for Nebraska Book Company came to an end when I decided to Pastor the Church full time. Also, the company was closing it's retail division and getting out of the business and declaring bankruptcy to re-organize.
Very stressful retail environment due to financial constraints that resulted in understaffed stores.
Lead Cashier/Bookseller (Former Employee) – New Paltz, NY – September 15, 2017
This was an amazing job! By far, it was the most relaxed work environment that I have had the pleasure to experience. The main responsibilities of the job were to help students find textbooks and to process transactions.
Insufficient training & not enough managerial support
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – September 3, 2017
Unrealistic sales goals for some area stores. Lack of budget for seasonal hires to assist during beginning of Fall and Spring semesters. At that time was hectic and chaotic and assistance needed for shipping and receiving purposes.
Sales Clerk (Former Employee) – Elmhurst, IL – August 21, 2017
The bookstore is a fun and easy place to work at. If attending Elmhurst College, it is especially convenient since it is located in the heart of the campus. They work with your class schedule to find the best times to work for you.
Warehouse Team Member (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – May 2, 2017
The new management has no idea what makes a textbook valuable or not, and won't take any help or advise. In fact people have been punished for knowing something management did not. I don't see them lasting much longer in any form.
I liked the work I did.
Everything else, pay, management, do not work here.
Stocker (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – April 5, 2017
Good job if your a college student work is hard but not to challenging additional benefits such as waivers for book rentals you will most likely work in the warehouse where you go and stock books for selection or even pick out books for orders
Felt like Family at one time.Then the new managent came and everything seem to fall apart.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – March 14, 2017
The place used to feel like family when Mark Opagard ran it. The new management doesn't seem to care about the people. People would work there for years and then retire. The new management you were lucky if you could retire because if you were there too long they would get rid of you.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – March 13, 2017
Granted the textbook industry is changing at a rapid pace, but the upper management has no idea how to effectively counter-act these changes and instead opted for the easy cost saving maneuver of laying off all the expensive long term employees and replacing them with non benefited temporary employees.
Job is relatively easy and the people who work there are fantastic, the co-workers were the best part of the job.
Upper management's callous disregard for loyal, long term employees, and the knowlegde and experience they bring to the job.
Supply Specialist / Procurement Clerk (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – January 9, 2017
The higher ups of the company are way over their heads. They have no idea how the business works and how to keep people happy and willing to work for this company. I mean this is a business that has such a high-profit percentage, but yet this company has managed to not get away from bankruptcy for years. They come out once and then fall right back in and it all starts with the managers of the company.
Point of Sale (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – December 29, 2016
Let's just say the people I worked with is the only thing I miss about working at that place. It was a sinking a ship, therefore myself and many others decided to leave before it sank. I found out later on that they fired half of the company staff because they needed to 'downsize'.
Terrible workplace enviroment and terrible people as management
Concessions Specialist (Former Employee) – East Lansing, MI – August 17, 2016
Terrible workplace enviroment. Management didn't know how to control staff and get work done. Management was not employee friendly what so ever. Wouldn't give the yearly raises promised and the management wouldn't work with the college students for the class schedules. I would never work for this place again and suggest anyone else to not work here. My co-workers were fun to work with that wernt magaement and the management would always try to pull the team-members in the drama they were not part of and had nothing to do with it.
Short breaks, getting pulled into drama your not part of.
This was an internship that I needed to complete my degree. However, I am glad I was able to be a part of it. My boss made sure I was able to learn every new skill so that I could do it on my own if need be!
Temp warehouse (Former Employee) – Nebraska – May 12, 2016
I was a warehouse temp working for NBC awhile ago but my coworkers were the most entitled group I had to deal with. Management does a great job of communicating and reaching out to employees and trying to promote a good culture but it falls on deaf ears. The new senior management does a great job and it's unfortunate how unappreciative people are.