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Follett

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Industry/Area of Activity:
Specialty Retail, Other
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private company
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Revenue information:
Estimated 2008 revenue is 2.52 billion (USD). Estimated 2008 workforce: 8000. Located in IL

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Go to thread Anonymous22368, Wednesday 07/23/14 01:18:57 UTC

No surprise

I've heard they've already started working on selecting people for the field after Rush layoff and store managers my be targeted. Anyone else heard this?
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Go to thread Anonymous21466, Friday 07/18/14 23:31:08 UTC

Purge continues

The purge continues, several removed from the home office ranks
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Go to thread Anonymous21449, Friday 07/18/14 21:58:59 UTC

Gibson's

Mary Lee I want my damn Gibson's!!!!!!!
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Go to thread Anonymous21344, Friday 07/18/14 01:45:15 UTC

Follett is making all of its hires from 2 of the top ten.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/03/12/retailers-store-closings/6333865/
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Go to thread Anonymous21189, Thursday 07/17/14 12:41:45 UTC

ofarts

The ofarts are now giving the kfarts a run for the money. Who from leadership worked at omax? Wait...didn't kmart own omax at one time?
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Go to thread Anonymous21151 (FSS), Thursday 07/17/14 02:24:44 UTC

Ask Tom - I'd rather not give my name so I will ask you here

I'd like to know what the goals are for FSS this year. Are we being set up to fail? How do this year's goals compare to last year's? I heard that FHEG is doing worse than last year. Is that true?
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Go to thread Anonymous21061, Wednesday 07/16/14 18:44:11 UTC

Who else became suddenly stupid. According to my director, I did. Tell us your story.

For over 20 years I was promotable, well reviewed, well respected, often asked to be on transition teams. I was more than competent. Suddenly, I was stupid. My boss badgered and belittled me while refusing to document anything. Finally, I snapped. Does this sound like you? Tell us about it. I think there is a pattern of abuse that we can take to a lawyer. Please participate. Management fears this talk above all else (cause they're too lame to fear their own incompetence).
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Go to thread Anonymous20670, Monday 07/14/14 14:50:58 UTC

Was November's Layoff nothing more than employment terrorism?

November's layoff accomplished many things; reduced payroll and eliminated benefits to most employees who work with customers, ended many cherished careers, struck terror into the hearts of the remaining employees and finally, it provided a platform for management to advise employees to find jobs elsewhere because access to stingy severance was difficult, cumbersome and limiting. While there was a terrible business result, it also caused well paid employees (who were not laid off) to look for work elsewhere. It works better than laying folks off; no severance. The destruction is overwhelming and emotionally crushing.
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Go to thread Anonymous20558, Sunday 07/13/14 14:05:13 UTC

Part time and no benefits

Alta Gracia is a great concept, living wage and benefits for workers. Too bad Follett did just the opposite by moving my stores full time employees to part time to limit pay and eliminate benefits. Hypocrites.
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Go to thread Anonymous20525, Sunday 07/13/14 02:12:09 UTC

looking for employment

and I hope I find a new job the day before rush.
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Go to thread Anonymous20237, Friday 07/11/14 11:51:29 UTC

Next Wave

Get ready IT, the next tsunami is coming.
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Go to thread Anonymous19493, Wednesday 07/09/14 12:33:15 UTC

so much to do

so much to do and no labor hours. it's a kmart store now. trend of the times.
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Go to thread Anonymous19100, Tuesday 07/08/14 11:19:20 UTC

Don't know what you got, till its gone

Leadership today versus leadership 1.5 years ago.
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Go to thread I want to keep my job (Store manager), Friday 07/04/14 22:51:42 UTC

MLS please get the word out.

I LOVE my campus. And want to do the best job. I cannot speak to how things are in Westchester. In the stores we have NO idea what the direction is. If you're depending on your RM's and SVP's to get the word out. It is NOT working.
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Go to thread Anonymous17261, Thursday 07/03/14 01:34:05 UTC

Home Office is Imploding

The home office is collapsing. Senior leadership that does not have a clue (or at least act that way) combined with employees that just don't care anymore or employees that have been here a few months. Morale at all time low. What will happen in Sept/Oct? - RIF #4? DG and his fellow kfarts need to go before it is too late.
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Go to thread Anonymous16703, Tuesday 07/01/14 19:41:00 UTC

Chuck Follett, please come out of retirement!

Please? We need you!!!
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Go to thread Anonymous16420, Monday 06/30/14 23:50:58 UTC

Efollett site - This looks professional

http://www.bkstr.com/stanfordmedicalstore/shop/books Lots of question marks. I'm glad there were no bugs. This must have been by design. General Books Digital ???fls_Are you looking for a General Reading Digital or Print Book? If you have items in your cart, please complete your transaction first by clicking the Shopping Cart link at the top of this page._d??? >> Go Information ???fls__d??? >> Go Digital Textbooks ???fls__d??? >> Go
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Go to thread Anonymous16414, Monday 06/30/14 23:28:20 UTC

Profit sharing

I'm confused about how they determine your share of reallocated forfeitures. I asked around and the amount ranged from $48 to $59. can anyone explain why it varies? Everyone I talked to got $300 for their profit sharing contribution. Wonder if/how much that varies.
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Go to thread Anonymous15982, Sunday 06/29/14 14:02:19 UTC

Hardly Gold

Everything Infosys touches turns BROWN.
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Go to thread Tom (Home office), Thursday 06/26/14 19:35:36 UTC

The key to survival is to reduce rents pd to colleges

Hang in there and real soon the company will be sold and surely the new owners will bring in a better group of leaders. If not, then all the bookstore providers will face a similar demise since a 13% rent cannot be sustained in this market.
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Go to thread Anonymous14983, Thursday 06/26/14 06:21:22 UTC

Permanent part timers will be replacing full time accounting personnel.

What's next???
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Go to thread Anonymous14948, Thursday 06/26/14 03:59:40 UTC

CNS rules.

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Go to thread Anonymous14567, Wednesday 06/25/14 05:54:02 UTC

Dollar budgets instead of hour budgets for scheduling

Guess home office is tired of doling out severance packages and decided to try another tactic to get full-timers to quit.
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Go to thread Anonymous14530, Wednesday 06/25/14 02:06:39 UTC

follett sucks

get out there and go get those guaranteed sales people.
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Go to thread Anonymous14187, Tuesday 06/24/14 11:27:17 UTC

I don't get it.

FHEG sells college books. That is their core business. I look at the new efollett website and have a hard time finding the link for books. It showcases 'school gear' and leaves textbooks hidden in the background. How does this help FHEG meet their goals? Is the plan to move Follett from selling books to selling shirts and water bottles? Are the company goals based on this new 'business' model?
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Go to thread Anonymous13529, Sunday 06/22/14 18:47:47 UTC

B&N

I noticed on the Barnes and Noble page here all of 5 messages.....better company or no one wants to talk?
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Go to thread Anonymous13468, Sunday 06/22/14 13:57:18 UTC

venture capital fund

Anybody heard anything new about the venture capital fund investments that Follett is making? That was the big announcement day 1, almost 1.5 years ago.
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Go to thread Anonymous13467 (Board meeting this weekend?), Sunday 06/22/14 13:55:24 UTC

Wonder if any change in direction yet?

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Go to thread Anonymous12654, Thursday 06/19/14 19:36:14 UTC

Next year's goals

Still haven't heard a word on what the 'goals' for next year are. The town hall meeting that wasn't broadcast and only a few people were invited to was supposed to cover FY 14 results and next years goals. I still haven't heard anything about either of those things. Since my bonus is tied to those goals, I'd like to hear what they are. Are they reasonable or will this be another year with ridiculous unattainable goals? I'm betting that there is a reason they haven't been made available. They don't seem to be planning on posting a video of the town hall. All in all it seems like it is all a secret. Great job of communicationing Mary Lee.
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Go to thread Anonymous12592, Thursday 06/19/14 11:52:31 UTC

follett will be just like the rest.

One day this will all be over and follett will be like all the other retail stores. A store manager and a bunch of part time kids folding clothe. manager will do nothing other than baby sit and receive minimal compensation.
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Go to thread Anonymous12588, Thursday 06/19/14 11:35:52 UTC

Next bug free roll-out is ORPOS! Stay tuned.

Same type of cross functional and cross national project team.
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Go to thread Anonymous12552, Thursday 06/19/14 00:50:36 UTC

Is this board dead?

Nobody is posting any more, we used to have dozens of posts every day? What's going in? Vacation time? Internal site blocking? Or we just gave up on bitching as well?
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Go to thread Anonymous12461, Tuesday 06/17/14 14:27:21 UTC

Do the schools have any idea the disasterous condition Follett is in?

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Go to thread Anonymous12436, Monday 06/16/14 21:54:27 UTC

eFollett

what's the future of eFollett?
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Go to thread Anonymous12422, Monday 06/16/14 13:32:48 UTC

My site

Jokes on you ML. Spent all this money on website endeavors and resources, but, MY SITE IS MESSED UP. They put so much money into a project that doesn't appear to have launched successfully. Bring our store's staff back! Efollett isn't ready for a takeover.
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Go to thread Anonymous12358, Sunday 06/15/14 07:11:58 UTC

Just Curious

For those who have been laid off. What reason did they give you for why "you" were selected to be laid off?
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Go to thread Anonymous12322, Saturday 06/14/14 13:08:59 UTC

Director of Finance gone...dropping like flies now

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Go to thread Anonymous12303, Saturday 06/14/14 03:04:21 UTC

B & N

What ya gonna do when they come for you?
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Go to thread Anonymous12291, Saturday 06/14/14 01:10:29 UTC

The question is, can Follett recover once they remove the incompetent new leadership.

Some damage cannot be repaired. Eliminate your number one resource which is employees and replace with kfarts. You saw it hear first - Fall rush will be a disaster in so many ways and the kfarts and ML should be accountable.
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Go to thread 670ex'd, Friday 06/13/14 16:48:11 UTC

Purging Poison from The Farm

Today's the day. Jeff, director of stores, is leaving Follett and Stanford University's book business. Jeff has been the executioner. His supporters will say he was only doing what he was told to do. He was executing policy handed down. That didn't work for Nazi prison camp guards, the Japanese soldiers in Nanking, the murders in Darfur and it doesn't work for Jeff. You can't be ordered to be morally corrupt. If that quality isn't within one's self, you can't be told to become corrupt. Jeff had no problems executing policy that executed careers. Jeff blew up the management team in place when he arrived. That team nursed a store of dedicated employees through a difficult period when their director of stores was fighting a losing battle with cancer. Despite that, they succeeded. Despite loyalty, success and deep institutional knowledge, Jeff abused them until only one was left. Jeff feared smart, professional, older women. He killed their careers. He killed their careers before ML began wielding an axe with the dexterity of Lizzie Borden. His axe was hidden in a velvet glove. He emotionally abused his prey. He made them doubt their abilities. He make them feel the coldness of exclusion and the helplessness of execution. This weekend's graduation would mark Jeff's 3rd graduation. He's never worked a single one. He's that dedicated. To the employees of the Seminary Coop, don't doubt yourselves. If you think you're being hunted, targeted, culled, you are. He's vicious. He's smart and he has no conscience. Jeff, we're glad you're going. We're sorry you're not leaving the industry. We're sorry you're not issuing a blanket apology. We're sorry you have a job. We're sorry more will be hurt to satisfy your "vision". We wish you every bit of happiness you've earned. Today Stanford purges a cancer, a blockage, a parasitic mass that has transformed the Stanford Bookstore(s). Tumors transformed the Elephant Man into an unrecognizable form. Today, Stanford Bookstore is unrecognizable. There is shallow institutional knowledge. There is little organic energy. There is even less fun. That is your legacy Jeff. We're sorry we know you.
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