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Follett

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Specialty Retail, Other
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Estimated 2008 revenue is 2.52 billion (USD). Estimated 2008 workforce: 8000. Located in IL

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Go to thread Anonymous54358, Saturday 12/20/14 15:28:02 UTC

Anyone know why HR is sending out a lawyer to interview select associates on what they do on their job?

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Go to thread Anonymous54259, Friday 12/19/14 22:03:14 UTC

Follett's new strategic competencies

In the new letter from the President, we were told that follett has but two strategic competencies; problem solving, and Decision-Making. So very confident now that we have that out of the way. Here I was worried our delivery of value software solutions and media to academia or educationalaterials were what we were known for. We're saved! And now to second an earlier thread; Attn: RM's. VP's do your stores a favor and STAY OUT OF THEM DURING RUSH! No one wants you on campus, we promise, in fact, the reason why you're not able to get a meeting with the contact? THEY DONT LIKE YOU!
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Go to thread Anonymous54045, Thursday 12/18/14 21:51:14 UTC

Follett Values - Spring 2015

Integrity- Always do the right thing -with exception to what upper management directly tell you to do oh and the Mr. Heat hotline , which isn't confidential, at all. Accountability- Own the outcome- unless you're upper level management and it's easier to blame it on someone else. Don't worry, if you're liked, they will help you cover it up. Customers-Put customers at the center of all that you do - and take all their money while you do it, these poor students who work 3+ jobs to afford college and buy textbooks. It's ridiculous. Each and Every Associate- Be open, honest, and transparent - this one makes me laugh, and then I want to vomit. Open, honest and transparent will get you fired. Remember this is FMART, not Starbucks. Innovation-Challenge yourself to find a better way - and let the company steal your ideas. It's less expensive than hiring a consulting firm to determine better, smarter, easier ways to do things - especially because you know what you're doing. Teamwork-this my friends is the only saving grace within most of our bookstores. Your team, the team, those wonderful people you work with every day. They are what makes the difference, they are what keeps you there. It's upper level management and the snakes in the grass ruining it for everyone else. SPRING RUSH ADVICE: Attn: RM's. VP's do your stores a favor and STAY OUT OF THEM DURING RUSH! No one wants you on campus, we promise, in fact, the reason why you're not able to get a meeting with the contact? THEY DONT LIKE YOU! All the good VP's have moved on to bigger and better things and the shift will begin because people do business with people they like and trust, and you new idiots don't stand a chance. It's time to go work for LLBEAN my friend.
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Go to thread Anonymous53943, Thursday 12/18/14 13:41:25 UTC

Promises and lies even to the campuses.

Dr. Solomon Namala and political science professor Terrence Mullins raised their concerns at the meeting, Mullins argued that the margin in the cost for books and the margin stipulated in the Follett Bookstore contract didn’t coincide. Namala believes that an amendment allows Follett to make more money at the expense of students. Namala had notes outlining the differences in gross margin, which differed from 47 percent to 49 percent, instead of the contracted 25 percent in the Follett contract ... and there was no response.
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Go to thread Anonymous53834, Wednesday 12/17/14 23:11:58 UTC

Bandwidth

O N E P R O J E C T!
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Go to thread Anonymous53665, Wednesday 12/17/14 03:52:10 UTC

No wonder we use JDA MMS and Red Prairie - these absolute worst software

Alpharetta Layoffs (Red Prairie) Red Prairie was letting people go in 2013. Not sure what 2015 brings but it'll be difficult for Red Prairie. Reply to this post | This thread: 7 views | 1 reply Go to thread Anonymous11943, Monday 06/09/14 23:59:09 UTC JDA Software Layoff Happening all the time, do not work here - they will not care about you Reply to this post | This thread: 87 views | No replies yet
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Go to thread FFE, Wednesday 12/17/14 01:48:23 UTC

New VP hired?

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Go to thread Anonymous52840, Friday 12/12/14 15:14:22 UTC

Looks like Bally is having the same problem with their offshore consultants as we are....

http://www.thelayoff.com/bally-technologies/post/5187665326505984#replies I've heard they are moving more QA to India even though they have a proven track record of fail. They deliver things claiming no known defects but the customers tend to disagree.
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Go to thread Anonymous52825, Friday 12/12/14 11:26:29 UTC

Note to leadership...

Managers, Directors, VPs, SVPs, Presidents............ No one takes you seriously. It is clear Follett has shifted from reputable and respect worthy leadership to well...jokes. The majority of you make bad decisions and abuse the power connected to your titles. Some of you can't think for yourselves which leaves to question your leadership abilities. this new administration has made Follett such an unhappy place!
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Go to thread Anonymous52738, Friday 12/12/14 00:24:00 UTC

We need growth

Can we sustain such a big corporate machine if our stores are not making more money? It seems to me that we are hiring managers to manage managers who are in charge of managers. Seriously, how much layers of approvals do we need in Corporate?
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Go to thread Anonymous52228, Wednesday 12/10/14 02:17:56 UTC

Personal email addresses at FHEG

Slow creep. Bet you this time next year all sorts of little tasks will be expected outside office hours courtesy of this. The job never sleeps.
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Go to thread Anonymous52227, Wednesday 12/10/14 02:17:27 UTC

Personal email addresses at FHEG

Slow creep. Bet you this time next year all sorts of little tasks will be expected outside office hours courtesy of this. The job never sleeps.
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Go to thread Anonymous52023, Monday 12/08/14 22:59:54 UTC

I wish I could trust anything that ML says..

but I listen to her spin failures into a success and know that everything she says is potentially a lie. Makes me feel sick listening to her. I'd like to believe that we weren't deliberately set up to fail, but in my heart I know that all signs point to another last minute announcement that we didn't make our goals. So sorry, no bonus, no profit sharing, but maybe next year.
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Go to thread Anonymous52018, Monday 12/08/14 22:18:44 UTC

Follett’s Stock Price Races Toward $0

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Go to thread Anonymous51928, Monday 12/08/14 13:18:11 UTC

Kids in the included program at my school are complaining all the time.

Jonathan S November 3, 2014 Follett has success with sucking! E readers have been around since the turn of the century and Follett can't seem to get it right. I have wasted a ton of time trying to get this inferior app to work the way all e readers should. It is the 21st century Follett, get your act together. You have 70+ one star reviews. This should be enough feedback for improvement. DO NOT USE. Steve V December 5, 2014 GPA killer Poorly designed, not responsive, and it made studying so much a hassle I believe it lowered my grade because I didn't have the time or patience to deal with it. Due to my experience with this reader I will never use an ebook again if I can help it.
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Go to thread Anonymous51866, Monday 12/08/14 00:42:11 UTC

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2014/11/22/chemeketa-explores-ways-lower-student-textbook-costs/19424245/

Using open education resources is gaining ground in other community colleges. Rogers said he became more interested in the alternative after visiting the Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona last February. There, he sat in on a presentation about a project the district's 10 colleges launched to save its students $5 million over five years by decreasing the cost of course materials. In the 2013-14 school year, Maricopa County Community College District students saved about $1.4 million in course material costs. Lisa Young, who teaches at Scottsdale Community College and is the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, said faculty had an interest in finding quality materials while helping to lower costs for students. "A lot of the students weren't buying (textbooks) at all or didn't have them on the first day, and this way it increased access," she said. The college is part of the Maricopa County Community College District. (operated by Follett)
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Go to thread Anonymous51775, Sunday 12/07/14 16:20:29 UTC

http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/08/12/after-shark-tank-packback-seeded-for-pay-per-view-e-textbook-rentals/

Mr. Cuban said that the recent e-book pricing war is actually “great for Packback,” as he believes it will drive publishers to “look for unique sources of revenue,” including what he called Packback’s “pay-per-view, 24-hour rental(s).”
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Go to thread Anonymous51691, Sunday 12/07/14 00:58:38 UTC

235 Kmart stores closimg.

We're next
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Go to thread Anonymous51571, Saturday 12/06/14 12:32:16 UTC

Technology is needed to move the business forward

How can my department and the company move forward when IT can only work on ONE project. Output is actually decreasing after the outsourcing. Does my team get the benefit of working on one thing?
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Go to thread Anonymous51358, Thursday 12/04/14 16:20:03 UTC

Follett’s Stock Price Races Toward $0

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Go to thread Anonymous51316, Thursday 12/04/14 12:22:38 UTC

New HO VP

Heard there is a new HO VP for visual merchandising? Anyone know where his previous experience is from? Didn't we already have a long tenured director in that role?
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Go to thread Anonymous51290, Thursday 12/04/14 04:23:23 UTC

In the spirit of the past holiday...

Be thankful! Be thankful you have a skill set and knowledge base that can be used and appreciated elsewhere. Be thankful that you have common sense and individuality. Be thankful for the bullseye on your back and the conjuring up of lies....clearly you are a threat! Be thankful that your skill set is so phenomenal you can have side hustles, draw unemployment, be stress free, make your own rules/schedule and still make 80K. Be thankful you are getting interviews for companies more reputable and more successful than Follett. Be thankful you document like a court reporter and although the EEOC and Department of Human Rights also clearly see discrimination, you are at peace and just glad your exit strategy worked. Be thankful for having haters, backstabbers and limiting groupthink. Be thankful that karma is a bad bitch. Just BE THANKFUL....I know I am ;)
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Go to thread Anonymous51283, Thursday 12/04/14 03:22:36 UTC

By Follett, hello B&N The Mass State Univ. contract will be going out for bid soon, not good news for F-mart store managers.

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Go to thread Anonymous51021, Tuesday 12/02/14 04:58:25 UTC

Cyber Monday sales up 100%

Skyo sales of beef jerky and ramen noodle go parabolic.
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Go to thread Anonymous50850, Sunday 11/30/14 02:33:35 UTC

The elephant in the room

It's been 2 years since MLS took over. It's apparent by now that as a first-time CEO she's made a lot of rookie mistakes. Sales are way off on the FSS side, ditto on the higher ed side. She wiped out the previous executive team in higher ed that had a common background and experience in their industry. Higher Ed is in the hands of a failed and disfunctional team. I.T. is in shambles with a CIO clearly in over his head. Product direction is indecisive. Those that cared deeply about the company and its associates have been let go. And the impact of those former executives being let loose is starting to show up in increased competitiion on the higher ed side. So while I think MLS will be successful in her next job, when does the family realize their hope for a 3 year turnaround and sale isn't going to happen and they replace her?
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Go to thread Anonymous50791, Saturday 11/29/14 03:11:41 UTC

Can't make this stuff up.

Never in my life have I seen such poor management. Is the Follett family this stupid or just naive? This company is going down the shitter.
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Go to thread Anonymous50574, Wednesday 11/26/14 13:02:30 UTC

Another one bites the dust.

And yet another long term home office finance employee leaves.
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Go to thread Anonymous50508, Tuesday 11/25/14 20:54:02 UTC

Retalon? bwahahaha, oh, Wait.... :-/

Wiffle ball out of left field, and ohhh they missed it! On the plus side we didn't have enough to worry about, so that 75% OTB on general PO runs today to be placed because Retalon was rejected at the last minute is of course easy to fit into the schedule. Gobble. Gobble.
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Go to thread Anonymous50344, Monday 11/24/14 22:11:59 UTC

What ever happened with the POS program?

Last I heard it was 'red'.
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Go to thread Anonymous50261, Monday 11/24/14 12:32:27 UTC

PTO

So do you earn your PTO as you go like vacation? We used to receive our sick days at the beginning of the year so do we have to wait to earn days? I have a large amount of vacation hours and want to make sure I don't lose any.
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Go to thread Anonymous50156, Sunday 11/23/14 02:44:20 UTC

Boom, bang and boink

How about the bumpy eFollett upgrade.
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Go to thread Anonymous50094, Saturday 11/22/14 17:14:44 UTC

BLUEBOOK! BUYBACK SEASON!

SOMEONE FOR GOD SAKES TALK ABOUT THE BLUEBOOK! Most of this board's talk is about clothing, stores, and grumpy managers. BIG DEAL! FOLLETT is BUILT on their BLUEBOOK! I want SOMEBODY "IN-THE-KNOW" to go into details what is happening with the Bluebook. Is it outsourced? Indians working on it? WHY EVERY 2015 is "0.00" please explain! Follett is in the USED BOOK BUSINESS, we've lost sight of that. New books can be gotten from the publisher, STUDENTS WANT USED BOOKS for christsakes. WHY does it look like this whole concept has DISAPPEARED? I used to work at one of the LARGEST stores, but couldn't buyback anything. I have theories, maybe the BLUEBOOK is secondary, maybe NO profit in it? Maybe Follett's new model is to buy DIRECTLY from publishers as they NEED the books? Rather than stockpile every book under the sun? There's gotta be someone who used to know BT or RK or one of the S's to write a response to this.
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Go to thread Anonymous50073, Saturday 11/22/14 11:39:01 UTC

How many employees does Follett have today?

Not an employee, just courious
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Go to thread Anonymous50036, Saturday 11/22/14 00:30:04 UTC

they are messing with benefits again

I'd love to know the logic behind swapping holidays for personal days. Bet Follett has something sneaky planned.
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Go to thread Anonymous49893, Friday 11/21/14 14:50:37 UTC

Edeleman public relations firm shows how they work

Nice company you hired Follett. I guess this shows the new Follett values: http://grist.org/climate-energy/pipeline-builder-advised-to-gin-up-fake-grassroots-support/. Here's a quote from the article "The Energy East documents outline plans to create a “grassroots” advocacy campaign on behalf of TransCanada, recruit outside voices backing the company, and investigate environmental groups seen as threats to the project. Stewart said the documents show Edelman and TransCanada “systematically organizing what we’d call a dirty tricks campaign” typical in the U.S., but not in Canada. “We’re nice, we don’t do things like that,” Stewart said."
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Go to thread Anonymous49403, Wednesday 11/19/14 19:24:38 UTC

I left because....

I refuse, refuse to provide my talent to a company who treats people the way they started treating people a year ago. Signed; An ex VP
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Go to thread Anonymous49139, Tuesday 11/18/14 13:20:26 UTC

For all those who feel they are being targeted.

Document every conversation. Date and time. Protect yourselves. Use your phones to make video and record.
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Go to thread Anonymous48939, Monday 11/17/14 03:20:51 UTC

Follett sucks!!!

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Go to thread Anonymous48541, Friday 11/14/14 15:36:40 UTC

Rush numbers

Did we ever get any numbers for how rush went?
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Go to thread Anonymous48521, Friday 11/14/14 12:04:51 UTC

This company is becoming ruthless and is full of greed at the top including family

This company hired temporaries to fill full time positions and keeps them in that position for years without hiring them and this is just one of the ways this company violates it's own "Follett Values" which in itself is a joke. I retired because of this but the remaining people need to start thinking about forming a Union before it is to late. Do not think this company won't throw you under the bus.
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