Barnes & Noble Employee Reviews about "minimum wage"

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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  1. "For People Who Like The Smell of Books"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Marlton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    30% off books, 20% off movies Chance to get a glimpse at new releases before others (not always, but sometimes). Typically kind customers; fellow book lovers Restocking/customer service is the most fun because you get a chance to really interact with new books and offer recommendations. Dress code is nice, I just got to dress like a little librarian every day. I loved my coworkers, even though I was the youngest there. My managers were very kind and understanding. I felt like a part of the little family

    Cons

    After a year of working there, I got relegated to just working register; not the worst experience, but definitely less interesting to me than actually working with the books. Minimum wage job, have to work a lot of hours to make a true living and, at least for me, no talk of any raise. Holiday hours are demanding and there are no acceptable excuses to call out on those days. Working to closing means staying there late, typically until 11-12, to restock and check the store (which I assume is normal for a retail store, but not something I knew when I started working there).

  2. "Barnes and Noble Foxtail Coffee worker"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Barista in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its an on campus job which makes it easier with classes

    Cons

    It pays minimum wage and you cant accept tips


  3. "Subpar Pay and Favoritism"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good if you're looking for your first job -laid back work atmosphere for the most part

    Cons

    - not enough pay for the amount of work -favoritism particularly from management; would only give certain people more hours and be more critical towards certain employees - minimal training but expects you to know everything -minimum wage ( $11/hr), pay ALL depends on numbers of hours so if you barely got any; the pay was insufficient

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  4. "Good Leadership mediocre pay."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Solid leadership, better than minimum wage for easy work. Easy to work around scheduling.

    Cons

    Not that high above minimum wage.

  5. "Review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Bookseller/Barista in West Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    I love working around books and the people I work with are great.

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay, part-time only

  6. "Worked at a Barnes & Noble College store"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Bookseller and Cashier in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, social job on campus

    Cons

    paid state minimum wage which was low in my state

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    "Good to start but no room to grow"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone who works there are kind and welcoming individuals. It's become almost like a family.

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedule plus questionable management decisions. Low pay is another issue. When base minimum wage went up for the state, salaries did not scale with it. Now new hires make the same amount that someone who's been there for over five years does.

  8. "Best retail job I’ve had"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Unemployed in New York, NY

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time

    Pros

    Super loving environment and patient. It’s like a family

    Cons

    Any retail jobs has the downside of customers and minimum wage pay

  9. "Loved working here"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Bookseller in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, understanding management, easy to follow dress code

    Cons

    Minimum wage job, no medical benefits

  10. "Fine part time job"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with a nice team of people

    Cons

    minimum wage, pressure to sell membership cards

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