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About the company

  • CEO
    James Daunt
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1B to $5B (USD)
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale

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Employees at Barnes & Noble have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.
Retirement plan
Employee discount
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 5.3K reviews and is evolving.


Manager in Sterling, VA
on February 23, 2021
pretty monotonous but overall not that bad. Friendly coworkers, good employee discount. The work environment is filled with nice people.low pay for the workload
Bookseller in Louisville, KY
on June 13, 2021
i loved working here!! managers and coworkers were really kind and helpful. they would make us approach people the moment they walked in which I though was kind of annoying
Manager in Texas
on June 12, 2021
If you like customers then this is the job for you; however, if you like paying your bills then maybe not. Its an easy job it just does not pay and there is no room for advancement even as a manager.
Bookseller in Multiple Stores in California
on June 11, 2021
With a new structure in place, if you can manage to advance to one of the few leadership positions, you may be paid well - if not, expect minimum wage and some not-great hours. Since the new CEO, the business has very much turned away from encouraging booksellers to share knowledge and passion about books. Such a shame. But hey, if you know nothing about books and love minimum wage retail, this is the place for you!
Warehouse Worker in Reno, NV
on June 11, 2021
It was a very easy job I enjoyed packing not a lot of pressure pay it’s quite low but the job is very easy. I only did part time in the mornings from 6-10

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Interview insights

Insights from 948 Indeed users who have interviewed with Barnes & Noble within the last 5 years.
Favorable experience
Interview is easy
Process takes about a day or two

Interview Questions

I went for the barista job today. The first questions was what books are you reading? Then if I had a YouTube channel, what would it be about? Name a time when you had to take a different approach with a customer, which confused me lol what would you do if was slow? Why should I pick you?

Shared on November 9, 2018

They asked me why I wanted to work there. What situations have you been in where there was a disagreement, how did you solve the disagreement. If you were given a responsibility that you weren't prepared for how would you handle it?

Shared on April 28, 2018

Very simple interview. Asked the basic questions, and did a background check.

Shared on March 7, 2018

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