Follett Layoffs

Follett

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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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(Wed 04/01/15 08:58:44 UTC)

Do you have your resume and linked in up to date?

Do yourself a favor and stop what you are doing and update it today. New year will mean many changes in resources. If you are in shared services of any type - this is the year for changes. BE PREPARED.

Anonymous86690
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(Tue 03/31/15 11:18:39 UTC)

Another one bites the dust

More home office employees pushed and removed. Long termers with more to come.

Anonymous86410
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(Tue 03/31/15 04:53:55 UTC)

Jokes on you!

I don't know why you store managers are working so hard to get your shrink numbers down. It's not like you all will be receiving your bonus. Hell you'll be lucky if you're still a Follett employee come April 1st. HA!

Anonymous86393
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(Sun 03/29/15 11:56:50 UTC)

What does leadership mean

Where there is no vision, the people (company) will perish. We are not talking about management slogans like manage up, manage down and others but a solid vision that employees can drive forward with.

Anonymous86057
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(Fri 03/27/15 18:46:38 UTC)

"Pure-Play PUBLIC Company" What does this mean to Follett? Discuss.

Michael Huseby, Barnes & Noble’s CEO, said in a statement that spinning off the company’s college arm “will create an industry-leading, pure-play public company with more flexibility to pursue strategic opportunities in the growing educational services markets.” Barnes & Noble values its college ... read more

Anonymous85684
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(Fri 03/27/15 17:45:03 UTC)

Signs of discrimination in the workplace

http://www.careerealism.com/employment-discrimination-signs/

Anonymous85667
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(Fri 03/27/15 04:26:37 UTC)

New year around the corner...

Hey why not get a new company name in honor of the new fiscal year? Like "Fmart" (in honor of Kmart) or "Fears" (in honor of Sears) or Follett Max ( in honor of Office Max).... why not since we hired all there useless talents?

Anonymous85533
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(Wed 03/25/15 18:40:47 UTC)

Follett Values are still on the website

Isn't there truth in advertising? What a sham! http://www.follett.com/VALUES MLS is quoted in an article about how text book prices can be reduced. Wait for it- eliminate commissions. That's right, her answer is to take money out of someone else's pocket. Sound familiar kiddies? What a queen of ... read more

Anonymous84985
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(Mon 03/23/15 10:56:29 UTC)

CNS

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them; power flows to the man who knows how.

Anonymous84254
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(Fri 03/20/15 23:30:11 UTC)

Kentucky??

FFE
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(Fri 03/20/15 12:57:55 UTC)

Planning a walk out...

A group of us have decided we're walking out the door end of business day on April 3rd. So far it's only 3 of us. Does any one else want to join us?

Anonymous83382
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(Fri 03/20/15 12:30:21 UTC)

This pretty well covers it.

http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Follett-RVW5626305.htm

Anonymous83376
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(Fri 03/20/15 03:21:42 UTC)

This begs to be shared AGAIN

http://online.barrons.com/articles/promising-new-chapter-for-barnes-noble-1420261834 Last sentence of second to last paragraph is all telling... just a matter of time folks. But execs will get richer off a takeover. Everybody else is on the street with (maybe) a month or two of severance. As Drake ... read more

Anonymous83295
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(Fri 03/20/15 02:42:07 UTC)

Course Materials managers? Who?

So, are Retalon and the "Keep List" the way for Home Office to test out whether CMM's even need to be involved in text decision making? What's the over/under on when that job will be reduced/eliminated?

Anonymous83277

(Fri 03/20/15 02:04:16 UTC)

To those that have been laid off

What is the severance packages like?

Anonymous83266
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(Thu 03/19/15 17:26:24 UTC)

What the heck???

What does anyone at that godforsaken company think they'll do better and start making money??? I mean what company would invest in a 500,000+ square feet warehouse... when digital eBooks are the trend? Why would you spend over $40 million dollars leasing a stupidly designed building that looks like ... read more

Anonymous83015
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(Thu 03/19/15 17:19:11 UTC)

Thought of the day...

When April 01, 2015 rolls around and Follett begins a "new year" that be an real April Fools day joke if they think a new year means "new beginnings". Anyone one of you with half a brain cell jump off while you can... you don't want to be like the passengers on Titanic... which Follett is... ... read more

Anonymous83014
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(Thu 03/19/15 17:19:10 UTC)

Thought of the day...

When April 01, 2015 rolls around and Follett begins a "new year" that be an real April Fools day joke if they think a new year means "new beginnings". Anyone one of you with half a brain cell jump off while you can... you don't want to be like the passengers on Titanic... which Follett is... ... read more

Anonymous83013
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(Thu 03/19/15 17:13:06 UTC)

Loyalty means squat at Follett

Loyalty, dedication, hard work and respect means something to most companies but not this one... if you actually do your very best and are loyal, dedicated and hard working chances are your reward will be that you'll be shown out the front door permanently... the only values this company has are ... read more

Anonymous83009
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(Thu 03/19/15 17:13:06 UTC)

Loyalty means squat at Follett

Loyalty, dedication, hard work and respect means something to most companies but not this one... if you actually do your very best and are loyal, dedicated and hard working chances are your reward will be that you'll be shown out the front door permanently... the only values this company has are ... read more

Anonymous83008
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(Wed 03/18/15 21:41:30 UTC)

Town Hall

Who is the TOOL that asked for an update on IT outsourcing, when it would be complete and the increase in throughput. The results speak for themselves.

Anonymous82770
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(Tue 03/17/15 16:55:49 UTC)

I guess it depends...

If I was unemployed and got a job at Follett, I guess I would be happy to have a job. On the other hand I've worked here for many years and it is hard watching the ethics sink lower and lower. I have been told that 'quality is not a priority'. It is true. This company no longer cares about ... read more

Anonymous82361

(Tue 03/17/15 00:19:10 UTC)

I WILL BUY YOUR TEXTBOOKS, at the Follett Rate + 25% commission!

I WILL BUY YOUR TEXTBOOKS, at the Follett Rate + 25% commission! I'm an independent buyer, NOT affiliated with Follett. With all the "issues" (changes, closings, layoffs), there are undoubtedly stores with overstock and you are probably scrambling wondering where to sell your books! I have been a ... read more

Anonymous82176
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(Tue 03/17/15 00:04:34 UTC)

Watch your back MT and MV. You are training your replacements......just as many others have.

Watch your back MT and MV. You are training your replacements......just as many others have.

Anonymous82168
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(Mon 03/16/15 15:58:52 UTC)

Thankful for my job

Follett is a wonderful place to work. I enjoy coming here each day and serving the students. Thanks, Follett, for giving me this opportunity.

Chatty Mary

(Sun 03/15/15 20:36:21 UTC)

To those fired due to lies and unethical behavior

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Do research to determine if your rights were violated, and hired an attorney to help you interpret the laws correctly. It appears HR and leadership thinks everyone is stupid and not knowledgeable just because they are!

Anonymous81793

(Sun 03/15/15 05:29:47 UTC)

Article about follett at Biola University, enrollment 6000 students.

Read the article in school newspaper with comments from students about high prices, poor customer service, books not in stock at store and their recommendations to compare/buy at online retailers. http://chimes.biola.edu/story/2013/sep/01/new-bookstore-management-full-swing/

Truth Finder

(Sat 03/14/15 14:18:49 UTC)

Suddenly stupid

Seriously Follett; isn't the Suddenly Stupid routine getting a little old? If we were all so incompetent, why were we all hired in the first place?

Anonymous81464
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(Sat 03/14/15 02:53:01 UTC)

Black Friday 13th

More layoffs today. Budgeting is starting for next fiscal year so expect more. IT alone has to cut several millions from the budget for next year.

Anonymous81344
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(Fri 03/13/15 13:23:54 UTC)

I would recommend Follett....to my enemies.

What's going on with leaders of this company? You bring in an idiot who only knows how to talk in buzz words, has done nothing, and start outsourcing hiring? So instead of cutting expenses, she is increasing expenses. From what I hear, she's quite abusive to her team. How did she get the job?

Anonymous111
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(Fri 03/13/15 02:46:59 UTC)

More layoffs acomin'

Saw someone walked out today, what's going on again!

Anonymous80831
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(Thu 03/12/15 13:12:03 UTC)

fss changes ahead

my boss told me over here at flr that the old fsc building will be gone come summer and that the flr building will be gone at the end of next. all employees are expected to move to the building in westchester or become contractors and work remote.

Anonymous80326
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(Wed 03/11/15 03:57:18 UTC)

What's happening with HR and shared services teams?

What a mess. They all look/act like they hate each other and that just makes me even more nervous for the future of this organization. I'm looking to get out so I can breathe again.

Anonymous79531
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(Mon 03/09/15 11:22:48 UTC)

Monday mornings are so painful

Anonymous76771
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(Sun 03/08/15 18:00:48 UTC)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/norridge/community/chi-ugc-article-northwestern-college-launches-online-bookstor-2-2015-02-12-story.html

Who the heck is Akademos, Inc. - Another competitor. Northwestern College Launches Online Bookstore to Reduce Student Textbook Costs

Anonymous76225
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(Sun 03/08/15 13:24:21 UTC)

I'm exhausted

The discussions and speculation for the past two years have been draining. The building anxiety has been gut-wrenching. Even if I don't get laid off soon, I'm pretty certain that I'm done with this company. This has just played out in such a weird way that makes me feel like I have zero value ... read more

Anonymous76032
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