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Is anyone's RM acting odd? Mine is practically absent. Haven't heard a peep in person in months. Rarely get emails. Seems especially odd not hearing during rush. Any thoughts? Just burnout like the rest of us maybe?

Ding, dong

One Follett is dead. Share services moving back to the business units.

I am sorry Follett

How will we ever compete against Amazon. I have two kids in college, a Follett employee and it is cheaper for me to get my textbooks from Amazon. This is just icing on the cake. Maybe if my kids got financial aid it may persuade us to shop the school... read more


So how is everyone's rush going? Did not see much chatter about price matching this time around.

Who'should left

FHEG - How many open mgr positions in your region? Seems like the dam is beginning to burst.....
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That's it!!!

I'm done! Not because of the 401k cuts, not because of no merit increase, and not because of the bonus restrictions. It's because of the lunchroom supplies being taken away! That's the final straw!

PTO problems

Make sure you know how much PTO time you have... kronos is still wrong at my location and we are all seeing negative time earned, even if 60+ hours rolled over and show on our last pay stubs.


Most of the worst-rated companies are customer-facing, low-paying businesses with high employee turnover rates. For a number of these companies, the most commonly reported annual compensation on Glassdoor is lower than the national average annual... read more

Where is the family??

Do any members of the family still hold positions with the company, other than just sitting on a board? So many used to actually work along side of many if us. Where did they all go?


I was shopping Walmart yesterday and found it interesting when the cashier, after asking me to complete a survey, stated " it will help my quarterly bonus". I know Walmart has made some changes in their pay structure and employee appreciation... read more

Get Rid of CT Web

Why did you pay good money to build the web version of CT. It is complete garbage and does not work. My store is dying a slow death with CT Web. Please scrap it and revert to CT. Even if it was developed without issues, it would still not provide any... read more

Next Layoffs

In the month that starts in 4 days. FSS you're not spared. The new fiscal year can't start until many more job cuts are complete. Don't believe the unbelievable. #MakeFollettGreatAgain

Innovation Website

Went out to the Innovation submission website last week and determined that not a single submission other than benefits/PTO changes have been made. It has been a year and NOTHING has been completed. It is obvious that all the layoffs throughout the... read more

Where Did the Managers Go?

Those that have left (congrats) what sort of jobs did you find? I am struggling with what direction to look. Being middle aged, not easy starting over after being with the same company for 20+ years. I don't want regular retail, as the hours are not... read more


Acceptance is the only demon you must confront in this company right now. You are accepting this kind of treatment, you are accepting this kind of pay, you are accepting the culture. If you weren't these issues would not be here. Trust me I left 2... read more

Life after Follett

I quit in November after they went to hourly pay and dropped everyone's rate. I wasn't going to wait for the other shoe to drop. There is a lot of opportunities for great jobs outside of Follett. I no longer stress out, overwork, have to be on call... read more

Amazon at it again

I really don't know if it makes any difference but Amazon just announced that they're building warehouses in both Waukegan and Aurora how does this affect the Follett distribution center?

It is your life.

"In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice your sense of life to an enemy that would claim your precious mind...Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the... read more
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HR at it again!

I see HR is doing what they do best, lying on Glassdoor. "Wonderful Company" nothing negative to report, etc.. What a joke!

Age Discrimination and Racism

Well I got Follett on the naughty list and it was beautiful. Santa gave me a nice present this year. After more than 10 years service with the company and dealing with the changes thinking I survived, I was terminated stating a reduction in force and... read more


I know of 3 managers who quit under RM JP all 3 had complaints about how he treated them. All 3 were g--. Hmmmmmm


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How to motivate a team.

Paying them well, mentoring them, challenging them, promote them, involve them, APPRECIATE them, VALUE them, include them in the mission, vision or BHAG, empower them and most of all trust them.

Follett Alumni Facebook group

There's a group of 200+ former associates who will provide mental support and networking, along with a chance to vent a b--check it out if you're on FB.

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