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Changing Culture

Merchandise Manager (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN (US)

ProsCo-workers are generally smart, interesting, & passionate lovers of reading. Generous employee discount.

ConsPressure on employees is now selling electronics, i.e. Nook. Appreciation of book knowledge is no longer valued.

Advice to Senior ManagementBooks - not Nooks - still pay salaries. While selling Nooks is critical, remember the majority of customers still rely on employees for book knowledge, not electronic.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Annual Layoffs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Good health insurance, attempts at trying to seem to care… Cons: They do layoffs EVERY year right after MLK birthday. Where… Advice to Senior Management: Let employees know there is no growth. Don't hire anyone… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    A company out of touch with current retail climate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Fun work place, good people, books. Cons: Constant worry about getting your numbers: memberships, kids club, NOOK, email, etc.… Advice to Senior Management: Be more understanding of the demographic of your store. Don't think that one stores… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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