1046 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

 

Changing Culture

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Merchandise Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)

I have been working at Barnes & Noble full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

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

Cons

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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Annual Layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 for the employees

    Cons

    They do layoffs EVERY year right after MLK birthday. Where careers come to dies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees know there is no growth. Don't hire anyone under 40 and no kids for that reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company out of touch with current retail climate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous 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. Customers tend to get combative about being asked so many questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding of the demographic of your store. Don't think that one stores successes will necessarily translate to another. All stores have to find their own niche.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Barnes & Noble.

Worked for Barnes & Noble? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.