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All my coworkers are extremely friendly and were super helpful when I joined the team. No judgement, managers are willing to help and educate you on anything you may not be sure of. I've had lots of laughs working for the company too. Normally not too busy either.
Helpful managers, fast training, flexible scheduling
A typical day at books a million involves stocking, up selling, assisting customers, event planning, and staff development. Work place culture was always about recommendations on good product for us and customers. We we all passionate about what we did, selling books and other pop culture merchandise. That was the most enjoyable part of the job. Everyone on staff got along like a loving family. I still frequently communicate with people I met while working here. The hardest park of the job was working with unrealistic expectations being put on your team and an extremely unprofessional superior. This company ended up being sued for firing associates because they were unable to push and sell $25 membership cards to customers who did not want them.
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The pay was terrible, you were expected to keep up a certain percentage of your sales in memberships, and they did not have enough hours to go around for everybody, but the in-store managers were great, and it was a pleasure working there, if you like books.
The most difficult part about working at books-a-million is not having your paycheck go right back to the store. The people that work there are generally helpful and up beat, if not a little catty at times. The store is pretty productive to work at, though. There's always something to do.
Sometimes there's free food, the discount is great, management is usually great
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I did enjoy working for Books-A-Million, although the was a considerable amount of pressure placed on associates to make sales of discount cards and magazine subscriptions. If you fell short, you faced the threat of a formal letter of reprimand, and too amny of those lead to termination. They did do a great job when it came to customer service. Books-A-Million understands that without the customer, the company wouldn't exist, and it stresses the importance of making sure the customer has a great experience in the store.
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