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Seasonal worker at Barnes and Noble, bookseller, Nook rep, barista

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Former Employee - Barista; Bookseller  in  Nanuet, NY (US)
Former Employee - Barista; Bookseller in Nanuet, NY (US)

I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time for more than a year

Pros

Meet interesting people on the job, get to share your interests, give advice to customers

Cons

Long hours on your feet the whole time, not that much down time, a lot of tedious (but necessary) shelving and organizing work

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good, then Worse

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    Former Employee - Cafe Server  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cafe Server in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cross-training, several opportunities for diversitifcation

    Cons

    Intentionally understaffed, poor response for backup in events of heavy business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware when you schedule different departments. It may be easy to have one person in cafe in the morning and one in the evening, but there better be backup that responds efficiently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Decent job if your in college or high school and need flexibility and don't require much pay.

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    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Book Seller in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours for college students or people with other jobs. Diverse and educated group. Discount is 30% for merchandise and 50% for food and coffee.

    Cons

    Horrible pay for all positions. Hours can be sporadic or non existent at times. You should consider working for this company only as a part time employee that needs flexibility. No one that is in a management position or lead position is satisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your employees with consistent scheduling, lead by example, and cut back on the micromanaging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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