Barnes & Noble Education
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About the company

  • Founded
    1965
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1B to $5B (USD)
  • Industry
    Education
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Head Cashier in Sterling, VA
on April 14, 2020
Did you typical retail jobs, stocked shelves, worked at the cashier, and helped with other various assignments every day. You typically work at colleges so your dealing with people that are 18-25 years old and their parents.
Bookseller in Washington, DC
on September 7, 2021
One of those places that's fine to work at if you're a student. In addition to manning the register, you can also handle inventory and coordinate shipments. In my experience, the managers at all levels generally care about you making it to class and are pretty flexible with scheduling. Also not the worst place if you're retired and want to do something productive related to education. That said, there's little room for growth and very high turnover. Most people I worked with (I was there for about three non-consecutive years) were pretty chill and I'm in touch with a few of them today. But a lot of my non-manager coworkers didn't stay longer than perhaps six or seven months at a time. It's easy to get stuck here if you don't have specific ambitions or career goals. The general manager at the branch I was at the longest was extremely moody and loved to micromanage even when unnecessary. She was also pretty rude to most workers at times, and even the odd customer. Getting laid off due to COVID was probably the best way for me to leave the company, since it forced me to think more about what I actually want to do with my life. In short, if you're young and in school, it's not a terrible job. But don't end up like some of your older coworkers who get stuck there and don't have many skills outside of customer service.
Bookseller in Baton Rouge, LA
on September 4, 2021
Many days were slow and could be boring. Management was reasonable and allowed workers to have a flexible schedule. Payment is definitely on the lower side. Wouldn't recommend this job if you need a decent income.
Bookseller in Kokomo, IN
on September 1, 2021
They overhire and then cut hours to the point where you aren't getting any hours. Do not properly train new hires but then get angry when they don't know how to do something. Place blame without proof. It is not a difficult job and would be enjoyable if properly managed.
Bookseller in Baltimore, MD
on August 24, 2021
My job title is bookseller but I don't get to work with the books? You are there to generate profit, who you are does not matter. That can be a pro for some and a con for others. Every one who works in the cafe works differently, which makes it hard to do your job right, everyone tries to "help" by telling you to make drinks the way they do. Managers not allowed to work overtime because it costs too much, but part-timers can (has to be over the 40 hour mark). Strong drinking culture.

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It was really chill at Santa Fe, but the guy who did the interviews left, so I can’t say that it’s that easy still. He mainly asked us how we would handle certain situations, things about our personalities, and about our availability (which he said was the main reason he would hire us).

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