Our store is expected to have major layoffs after cutting hours for part-time people. They should cut these do-nothing managers and losers in corporate!
People have been predicting its downfall for years. Just look at this page. I've been reading the older posts and as far as 2019 people were certain that the company would be liquidated before the end of that year. And yet, five years later, we're... — read more
Anyone would care to chime in with a prediction about potential Barnes and Noble layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
Even with the new smaller store formats, B&N is underperforming in almost every location and has been for quite sometime. Sales are not even close to expectations, executives are in a panic and store managers and employees are feeling the stress... — read more
Hey team! Could anyone provide the deadline for COBRA selection and the termination date for our benefits?
I was wondering how women who have worked for this company over the years have dealt with the situation. And why it was so difficult for women to move up the ranks? Does anyone have any insight on this? And how is the company today, do they treat... — read more
I left B&N four years ago. I'm considering applying again since I do love working with books, but posts here are making me nervous. It looks like things have not improved at all since I left.
Recently, before going to an interview for a managers position at BN, I talked to previous managers as well as current managers and employees. Not only was I disappointed, I was shocked what I had learned. They said upper management was very... — read more
B&N employees are talking about unionizing because of terrible working conditions and abusive management but corporate is threatening with more layoffs.
The company still exists, though many of you would probably not even know it. Sure, they've opened some new stores but they're small and located in more affordable (read: no one shops there) locations. Sales haven't been worse with major staff... — read more
I had been working for B&N for almost 20 years when new management came in, and strange things started happening there. The new Manager installed a mailbox to put our assignments in, but my projects were never in my box. I was never scheduled on days... — read more
And only now you're complaining? Really? (See article below) It's nice to know that the disgusting B&N powers that be do not discriminate and make the NY employees just as miserable as they have at every other store. You long-term booksellers should... — read more
A handful of brave book sellers are attempting to unionize this very large and lucrative location. Look it up and if you feel so please support them. I used to work there the management can be rough I can only imagine the collateral damage this will... — read more
Has anyone heard about a group of employees suing the company?
Unethical, cutthroat and disrespectful, the very definition of toxic, yet nothing is done. It’s like management does not care and wants this place to be as unpleasant as possible.
Are sales are awful and no hours. People are quitting because they're not making enough money. I can't see our store staying open much longer. The company has to be doing very poorly.
Barnes and Noble Booksellers, a fixture at the Town Center Corte Madera mall, plans to leave after more than 15 years at the site, and Arhaus, a home furniture company, is preparing to move into the space. The bookstore has plans to close its shop... — read more
Now they are opening a new store in Hartsdale New York. There’s no way they can have four stores for a such a small geographic area. Will Scarsdale, White Plains, and or Yonkers clothes what do you think?
Barnes & Noble launches $40 annual membership service. LOL This company is truly INSANE! Just shut and lock the doors and go home everyone!
February 12 marked FIVE YEARS that BN “laid off” over 3000 and reported it as half that. Has the company gotten better since firing loyal employees? I say no.
Everyone who posted on this page has been right how this place works. This company is the worst! The management is so sleazy. Get out ASAP.
There have been several articles highlighting the success of Daunt and B&N in the last few days. Our local store is a filthy mess and old and worn out. Do the people writing this stuff even go to the stores or speak to the booksellers? Rumor has it... — read more
Yuck. These ho-s ain’t loyal. This company is the epitome of corporate he-l. Should you acquire the contract of my school, I will not apply for the job.
My store manager has been telling other managers and some co-worker that particular employees are worthless and others they are easily replaceable. And these are hard working people. I'm fairly new to this company so I'm afraid to make waves but I'm... — read more
Maybe the store still has a chance to survive now that it’s horrible manager “retired”. She was nasty to customers and got rid of the good staff after COVID. The rest of the management team left too. Now the store is filled with young workers... — read more
Some of the employee comments: Is there any explanation as to why this holiday was so awful? I held off on making this post right before Christmas, with the hope that things would get better..but after experiencing the hellscape of Monday and... — read more
I have contacts in many stores across the country and all the managers are seeing very weak sales for this time of year. And it's been trending badly for many, many months. I urge employees to find a more stable company ASAP because you're going to... — read more
Here may be a contributing factors and probably the main reasons it still stands. B&N still has contracts with its surrounding schools to deliver text books and/or books for the schools libraries. Both k-12 and colleges. Book club events mainly old... — read more
Some knew in advance that their store would be closed, while some believed that their store would not be closed for some time, so they were surprised when it happened. The atmosphere in my store is terrible and I thought that it would be closed a... — read more
There is no longer any Barnes & Noble in Boston. They used to have two. The Prudential Mall refused to renew their lease but now a classy Harvard Book Store is replacing it. Look for dozens of more B&Ns across the country to close in the Spring. — read more
Can somebody point me to an accurate list of the still-standing stores, please? Something that is preferably not a company resource, since I no longer have access to any of those. This is meant strictly to satisfy my own curiosity, but I would be... — read more
Possibly At other companies...
Do all companies drive out long-term employees because they're making too much money? I've been pushed to quit and another Assistant Mgr is being forced to leave too. Anyone else having this happening at their place?
Now that I am out I can tell what I know. My first store. One of the assistant managers deliberately hired an alcoholic because they had it with the store manager who was a walking te---r. So not only did we have to deal with a psycho running the... — read more
Mine closed four years ago and I'll be honest, I thought all would be gone within five years. Looks like I might have been wrong. Barnes & Noble is not doing great judging by the majority of the posts here, but it's still functioning to an extent... — read more
After spending years on here, and dealing with you mo--ns I am finished. The fact that all of you are carrying this on 5 years later is insane. Move on, go to school, read a book, and find better work. If you get laid off, who cares? Something... — read more
I used to cherish my BN membership. I got discounts on new books, and every November B&N used to send me a colorful packet of wonderful coupons to use during the holidays. I got discounts on Godiva chocolates as well as books. During the year I used... — read more