263 questions about working at Barnes & Noble
If you were to leave Barnes & Noble, what would be the reason?I would suggest leaving Barnes & Noble if you like to eat, wear clothes, and have a roof (of any sort other than a piece of cardboard) over your head.
Asked March 24, 2017
Answered March 24, 2017
What is the interview process like at Barnes & Noble?I applied a week ago and the manager was very prompt about calling me back. I had an interview in the store today which went okay. I was asked about my availability, if i was comfortable selling memberships, etc. However, I could tell that the manager either wasn't interested in me or didn't want to do the interview because they were not responsive at all. A bit rude in fact. It only lasted five maybe ten minutes. Although the manager said I would be receiving a call tomorrow, I won't be taking any offers. Management with bad attitude is a nightmare waiting to happen.
Asked February 8, 2018
Answered February 8, 2018
Why did you leave your job at Barnes & Noble?If you are a person comfortable living in your parents' basement forever or perhaps getting 10 plus roomates to split a below market rent then Barnes & Noble is the place for you. I'm unaware of ANY company that pays a lower wage.
Asked March 15, 2017
Answered March 15, 2017
What is the best way to get an interview?They don't accept paper resumes at the store anymore, due to privacy issues (i.e. not letting your personal info lay around the break room LOL).But do apply online, then go to your store and ask for the hiring manager. Meet, talk briefly, tell them you've applied and indicate your enthusiasm. It paid off for me. There is NO substitution for putting a face behind an online application!
Asked April 18, 2016
Answered April 18, 2016
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Barnes & Noble a better place to work?Better management strategies to accommodate employees. Creating a more friendly & fair environment
Asked November 6, 2019
Answered November 6, 2019
What is the employee discount?They keep changing it. Right now it's 40% off books, 30% off toys and games, 20% off of CDs and DVDs, 50% in the cafe.
Asked January 27, 2017
Answered January 27, 2017
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Barnes & Noble?Confidence and politeness is key
Asked January 11, 2018
Answered January 11, 2018
With scheduling, if I need certain days off, do I just request them? And are they super flexible and okay with that? Or if I ask of days will I pay for it later?Yes, you can request days off through the scheduling app. In my experience, the managers are very accommodating. Schedules are made 3 weeks in advance, so just make sure you put your request in before that. If you don't make the request in time, you always have the option to post the shift for other employees to take, and most of the time someone will take the shift right away.
Asked January 1, 2017
Answered January 1, 2017
How many hours on average did you receive?Started around 24 per week, then plummeted to 8-12.
Asked October 27, 2016
Answered October 27, 2016
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