Questions and Answers about Barnes & Noble

Here's what people have asked and answered about working for and interviewing at Barnes & Noble.

View all 116 questions about Barnes & Noble

If you were to leave Barnes & Noble, what would be the reason?

Asked

Help job seekers learn about the company by being objective and to the point.
Your answer will be posted publicly. Please don't submit any personal information. Guidelines

28 answers

I'm leaving, tomorrow is my last day. I'm leaving because of poor management district-wide, nasty attitudes in my store, and toxic business practices in the entire company. They say we're important, but cut our hours while piling on projects and work, then cut our hours when we can't make money because we're spending all our time getting those projects done. They laid off thousands of people they said "were important to us" only months before, after saying they wouldn't be doing layoffs. Between that and being promised "upward movement" which never happens, it's not exactly a great company to work for. Pity, since I love books and my customers.

Answered

Report answer

I work very hard and customers love me. If you don't sell Memberships you are constantly pressured while others don't even have to worry about Memberships. I am in danger of being fired because I don't get memberships.

Answered

Report answer

Because you never move up in the company they lie about everything 11 yrs working there and the let me go because I move I pallet jack out the way for like 2 inches out of the block area barn and noble doin yo fo out of business 1 day due to Amazon soon u bookseller will see the truth that business is very cheap again if your not Latino or otherwise you never get to the supervisor position barnes and noble sucks!!

Answered

1
Report answer

Management that doesn’t really bother with what you need in terms of days off and hours. Minimum wage and only 16 hours a week when I pay for rent, food, etc. customers can be off putting and don’t care what you have to say when you specifically have a set list of points you need to talk to every single customer about. Not a good job if you can’t handle being the least important thing in the store to people.

Answered

1
Report answer

Declining management that is demoralizing and the lay off of experienced workers that resulted in a customer service decline in the store.

Answered

1
Report answer

If you leave its either going to be because you were recently laid off, your store closes, or you dont. have a good store manager.

Answered

Report answer

The management team

Answered

Report answer

The labor model they just implemented this past December! the pay wasn't great and room for growth was competitive and unfair.

Answered

1
Report answer

Health - Hospitalization - subsequent stroke and permanent disability

Answered

Report answer

Low pay, no advancement, hard to please management, no benefits in terms of insurance for part time, drains you and spits you out, Dayforce, constantly cuts hours, schedule is all over the place, cafe crumbling and unwilling to fix which leads to frustrated and angry clientele.

Answered

4
1
Report answer