He failed to achieve objectives regardless of the fact that he reduced payroll by viciously persecuting long time employees (especially women) until he could fire them or they quit. He's posed as a book seller for a while now. Isn't it time he comes... read more
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Gary S used to say, a small percentage of a big number is a big number. So let me see, 1.5%-2% merit increases on over a billion in employee wages is a big number for the Follett family. They hit the jackpot.
Checking in. About this time last year, Follett acquired Neebo and Ned here started looking for another job. Not that Neebo was a better company than Follett, but Follett has no idea how to run off campus. It took some effort but getting out of the... read more
What do you all think of the new monthly textbook inventory budgets?
Kronos pto numbers still not right. May pto did not convert over like they said it would. May is almost over and zero communication from hr. But we get constant spam from marketing on the latest email campaign. Lovely.
Remember those good ole days when Follett was a company you were proud to be a part of, and as cheesy as some of our past holiday luncheons might have sounded, we always managed to have a great time and shared some good laughs... and what those... read more
Intel cutting 12000 jobs, Halliburton is cutting 6000 jobs. Hundreds of Coal miners in Wyoming being laid off. Unexpected surge in unemployment. Read the news. It's just not this company. People are losing their jobs everywhere. Be very mindful of... read more
Working people turn to unions to protect their rights, improve their working conditions, pay and benefits, and to give them security on the job. Union representation means having someone who will stand up for your interests at work. It means having a... read more
You may not realize it, but you've already taken the first step. If you think you and your co-workers would benefit from having someone stand up for you at your workplace, contact RWDSU organizers. We'll be happy to get you more information about the... read more
Dear Family, It is concluded that treating your employee’s well makes for a more productive, healthy, and happy workplace—which is just not good for your employees but for you too. Let’s explore: Productivity – Current Culture – Do 5 times more with... read more
You are loosing people left and right and pretty soon you will have zero employees. You have no funds for raises but how many VPs have you hired in the past few month? You really need to look into the deep pockets of Follett funds and treat your... read more
Missing the good Ole Accounting team of VB, MS, CD, JG, BB, DB and so forth, they really knew their stuff and could almost solve any issues and shrinkage. Also CD and JG were always so sweet and easy on the eyed and a treat as well. :)
We just don't have the winners making up the marketing team that we once had. This team takes losses much too easily and there doesn't seem to be a sales leader that sets a strategy for each proposal and presentation. We were once feared in the... read more
Why weren't the exempt employees offered severance instead of being automatically given a new job title and converted to non exempt status? Is that even legal?
So they cut our staff, cut our bonuses, and increased our roles. Wonder how they expect that to go over when salaried personnel get overtime beginning in July.
They made a couple of people in our region that were salary, hourly today. Seems like a poor way to get more work out of someone. You know they don't approve overtime.
suck a fart out of my a--hole
What is the big secret info that is being passed down next week? RM called a special meeting for store manager eyes only about bonus and new store structure?
I know this site is used to negative news and bashing but here is some light on the darkness. The ADC wholesale is seeing real orders coming. Orders both BC and BB are up significantly.
Is it true that he's going to return to Stanford?
It is gutted and they are putting the Follett spin on the interior. FSS accounting, FSS IT, FSS HR. FHEG is consolidated. My money is on FSS accounting.
... This is what always happens...they say an acquisition won't change much-till it does
Is he an alcoholic womanizer? That's the rumor I heard. Doesn't inspire much confidence
That was an epic failure... the concept ranks right up there with the "Bay of Pigs" operation! We just keep adding eggs and yolks on our faces... however there is a little silver lining (sarcastically)... in less than a decade the company has managed... read more
http://www3.forbes.com/leadership/ten-unmistakable-signs-of-a-bad-place-to-work/ I see at least half of these with Follett. Happy reading!
Yea i said it.
Does anyone really believe JC can lead this team? When AG was calling the shots above him things were good. But now that he's gone (more talent walking away), I don't see how we can right the ship. I'm a fan of JF, but I still think we're going to be... read more
There will be more layoffs in Westbrook prior to 9/1, planning is underway. Update your resumes.
Dear Customers and Suppliers: Due to circumstances outside of our control, pricing was adjusted for guide 16-04 Follett requests that, upon supplying us books, you load this 3rd iteration of our guide ASAP. Won't honor the previous prices? Did the... read more
Instead of playing monday morning quarterback and complaining about all the problems step up and be a part of the solutions to bring us back to the strong company we once were.
It's now May, what's happening with month with phase 3 of restructuring?