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I enjoyed working at BN, my coworkers were friendly and the job wasn't too terrible. I will say that there's a lot of work involved, and I don't think that the employees are always paid fairly for that. My biggest problem was with corporate. They were very micromanaging and would interrupt us as we were working to tell us things we already knew.
not a bad discount, you can set your own hours if you're part-time.
I worked. At B&N college for a short time. Let me state the obvious, it was mindless work, but I had a lot of flexibility about how often I wanted to work. That said, the pay was terrible—minimum Wage. Management was nice.
I loved working at Barnes and Noble. It was the best job I’ve ever had and I’d love to work there again, quite frankly. The managers were very respectful of my time and energy. It was a great environment.
This company has been the best job I've ever worked at. I love working here and would like to try and get back into the company. Even though the pay sometimes sucks, it's still a great place to work at. I have met some of my best friends within this company and the best manager I have ever worked under.
I really enjoyed working at Barnes and Noble when I started, but now I feel like I'm left to do too much for too little. It might just be my store, but I feel like no one truly knows what they're doing and I'm left to pick up the slack. The management is often careless when it comes to paid time off and vacation time. I was demoted from a position because I did not have full availability due to school, which is understandable, but I was still expected to perform the same tasks with a pay cut, no benefits, and similar hours. The company as well has lost a lot of it's love for its employees. They're very focused on money and trying to keep the company afloat that they're forgetting to treat those who take care of the stores and make their money with respect. I still love the company, but I feel like they're not approaching things the right way.
I worked at the cafe inside a Barnes and Noble. It was incredibly fast paced. My fellow employees were fun to work with though. They also promoted me pretty quick. However, it's a pretty strict work environment. Everything is under and key; discounts, organization, special promo's.
Discounts on items
Nothing free for employee
Both my bosses were really nice. I would mostly just work the register and the customer service desk helping people find the items that they were looking for.
flexible hours, friendly work environment
It can get pretty crowded with customers
I feel as if i was highly discriminated against I worked at the Barnes and Noble bookstore at Northern Virginia Community college in Manassas VA. I was let go because I didn't know how to properly use a box cutter. I feel as if I should've been trained instead of being removed from the team.
If you love books, it's a great place to work. morning shifts start with shelving and organizing sections, you will do this throughout the day. there is always something to do, so boredom will not be a problem. You will meet and interact with a variety of customers, good and bad.
I loved all of my employees and coworkers. I enjoyed speaking with customers about books or helping them with their Nook devices. There is little room for advancement and the company promotes poor business decisions while ignoring the concerns of their employees.
making money is the bottom line. selling membership cards and upselling titles are what drives the business. just like any retail job, you deal with good and bad customers. the company has shifted from a book selling company to just making money and sometimes by any means. cutting hours and positions has become the new norm.
Pressure to sell membership cards, and upsell. Low wage and no commission
Working in a bookstore is always a fun job for me. It affords me the opportunity to not only become familiar with previously unknown tome books, but also to interact with people, customers and colleagues, who enjoy those books and are knowledgeable in those fields. Working at Barnes & Noble afforded me that opportunity, as well as offering me a fun and flexible workplace.
Being around books, music, and movies. Like minded colleagues.
Low wages, dress code.