Messages relating to layoffs at Follett are presented below the company info.
- Industry/Area of Activity:
- Specialty Retail, Other
- Company Stock Ticker:
- private company
- Stock traded at:
- Not applicable
- Revenue information:
- Estimated 2008 revenue is 2.52 billion (USD). Estimated 2008 workforce: 8000. Located in IL
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Topics regarding layoffs at Follett
Heard he is gone because people complained to higher ups. True?
Financial results are dramatically off plan and that can only mean one thing. Get out now if you can and get your vacation payout in full before end of the year. Or wait and see if you can get a package when your job gets eliminated. These are dark... read more
Making employees feel appreciated --- total fail. Slashing my benefits and then providing cider and donuts doesn't work. Hiring more VPs, and Senior VPs etc. doesn't get the work done, It just gets us more stupid company wide rules that make no sense... read more
SVP of Supply Chain is suddenly out. What did GT bring to Follett over the last two years, and any news behind his apparently sudden decision?
At the end of November the hone office is launching a survey called 'Follett Voice.' Ray Griffith commented that Follett has a 'Significant opportunity to reinvent itself' and called this up coming survey a chance to gather 'honest opinions.' Details... read more
Please review Follett as an employer - here are some of the popular sites - Glassdoor, Indeed, Monster....
If you're not familiar, just google those names, find and open the site, then use that sites search to locate Follett. Click on the stars-rating, or reviews hyperlinks to add your own feedback. It's crazy that Follett is carrying a 3 star rating on... read more
An eye-opening report by The New York Times published over the weekend found that many of the newly insured are “feeling nearly as vulnerable as they were before they had coverage.” Indeed, in many states more than half the plans being sold on... read more
has anyone contacted the ethics hotline on SS to report his vendor relations and the kickbacks he received? (Google glasses were one mention, the other accommodations and entertainment outside the U.S.) someone should and provide the evidence as he... read more
Did you ever wonder about how Sears and KMart, at one time the largest discount and big box retailers in the world are on the verge of extinction now? Look no further than the strategies and policies that are now in place at Follett. They are taking... read more
Its bad when you are an employee and can still get your books cheaper else where, even with the discounts Follett offers their employees, books are cheaper from Amazon or B&N or other online retailers FOLLETT should think about that!!! Their own... read more
And now a VP promotion for the leader of the IncludED and Brytewave programs. The VP parade continues.
How many stores have the function in place and working? I believe the stores are on the hook for a bad charge if the card has a chip, but the customer swipes the card through the reader instead. Considering how many stores have transient client bases... read more
So, that conference call last week was fun! So glad that the poor shmuck home office put in charge of that call was prepared to take questions! Not. That whole program is a laughing stock. It's not a price match, at best it's a rebate. At worst it's... read more
The writing is on the wall. There are 6+ store manager vacancies in my region. People are smart and are jumping ship. Fingers crossed I can find a new opportunity too!!
The SVP of Enterprise Infrastructure and Security resigns after 22 years to 'pursue new opportunities.' Corporate speak for quit in lieu of discharge I think? Maybe RL saw writing on the wall? We get a standard VP (yes, ANOTHER one, quite a top heavy... read more
I understand there are issues corporate companies need to deal with. This lack of expertise, lack of basic understanding business of their marke
No experience left and expertise of the basic understanding business market is the major reason this company can not produce a five year plan much less a ten year plan. That is enormous problem for a company of this size. Although the smaller the... read more
The sooner some of you realize the cards are stacked against you in Corporate America, hell, America period, the better off you'll be! They only want you in support positions and will gang up on you if you are a threat. The only way to survive is to... read more
On advice I found here, I am composing a "last ditch heart felt" letter to one of the Follett Family Members. I wanted to make sure you all still think Todd Litzinr would still be the correct person to send the letter to, and would he be at the... read more
Spent an hour listening to Todd on my first call with him today. Does not reflect the Follett Values that I have lived and worked by for over 20 years. He spoke to us like we were children and acted like a child on the call. It was all about him and... read more
The industry trend is away from large Mega stores and into independent stores. Follett is a mega-store spread across the country. What is appealing about that? It's Amazon without the savings?
Another blow delivered by new leadership. Health insurance plans went to complete garbage. Thats it im out.
Who is missing today? Look around. Less people in the madhouse.
GT and DG just learned and communicated at the town hall that students prefer to purchase new books at their higher prices than used books. Follett has had it wrong for the past 100 years.
This will probably be my last post here, since I'm no longer with Follett and several of my friends and contacts got the battle axe this week. If you came over in the Neebo acquisition, good luck. Many of (but certainly not all) Follett employees... read more
How long does it take to realize your company is sinking million and millions into nothing but dry holes. Look at the company it doesn't take a genius to figure we've been going the wrong direction on a "one way" street. And any first grader can tell... read more
It's amazing how the offices' walls aren't padded down... it's more like reporting to a mental institution than an place of business.
Talk about driving the company off of a cliff, they have no plan, no knowledge, and are extremely arrogant. Arrogant and stupid is a very ugly combination. When will the family realize these two clowns are destroying what is left of a once proud... read more