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Current Employee - Cafe Server in Cincinnati, OH (US)
Current Employee - Cafe Server in Cincinnati, OH (US)

I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

Pros

They care about their employees. There are a lot of different retail stores to work in across the country. Every day you get the chance to talk to new people. It's a good environment and a company that will take care of you as an employee.

Cons

If you are only part time the pay isn't the highest. If you're full time you do get better pay and benefits. If you're part time it's just typical hourly pay. It is a retail job and that does mean plenty of crazy people to deal with at times as well as some different hours to work. It's not a 9-5, but it's a good job.

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    A great in-between work experience

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    Former Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent discounts, nice atmosphere (for book lovers), somewhat flexible schedule, and a good chance that your co-workers will share many of your same interests.

    Cons

    The pay is very average for a retail store, the customer base ranges from very pleasant to confrontational (as to be expected in a customer service job), and the holiday scheduling in terms of hours on the floor vs. breaks can be brutal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information with the associates so that they don't have to backtrack with customers who have been given false information because the associates were not properly informed in the first place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    One of the worst places I have ever worked.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Comfortable work with little if any challenge.

    Cons

    Associates were mean spirited. Management was clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all the upper management and start new.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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