Barnes & Noble
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www.barnesandnobleinc.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Changing Culture

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

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

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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First place I've ever really felt I belonged.

Head Cashier (Current Employee)
Dayton, OH (US)

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


Pros: There are a lot of great people to work with,… Cons: Sometimes the customers get nasty, but that happens anywhere you… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend 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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