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
Will there be any Barnes and Noble layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
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
I know a few people who are still here and I hear information from them that the company is getting closer to rock bottom. This is not at all surprising, it could have been predicted several years ago that a steep decline would follow, leading... — read more
More B&Ns closed or closing in NY, PA, MD, OH, CA, MI, IL, NJ
This was two months ago. I haven't regretted that decision yet.
The latest getting axed is the Peabody store in Massachusetts and employees say it's because of the very bad management.
Just went into a B&N for the first time in two years. The carpet was worn out and stained and the place looked like a dump. New tables big deal. You can’t put lipstick on this pig.
It's a decent improvement in pay and, from what I can see, a huge improvement in company culture. I start in August so I'll stick it out here for a few more weeks, but once I leave, I have no intention of ever looking back. This was once a good... — read more
Barnes & Noble relocating from Woodholme Shopping Center By: Daily Record Staff June 14, 2022 Barnes & Noble has confirmed the company will relocate its Pikesville bookstore in the Woodholme Shopping Center after 19 years of bookselling in their... — read more
I can't believe that 65 percent of employees in good consciousness said they approve of our CEO. What is there to approve of? What did he do to improve our situation? All that has happened since he became CEO is more closings and more layoffs along... — read more
Don't worry about the Regional Manager who just left with a very nice retirement package and after so many bad management decisions, pitting stores and employees against each other for pure entertainment and causing two managers (that I know of)... — read more
Here are just some of the latest casualties on the list: Barnes & Noble at Rochester Institute of Technology closing June 17 Vanderbilt Square Barnes & Noble closing after 28 years June 19 Barnes & Noble set to permanently close location near... — read more
Who do you know that works for BN and is happy with his/her job? The only happy people are those who managed to leave already (and the few kissasses who don't do anything during the day and get away with it, but I'm not counting them). This has... — read more
Find out when your lease is up, this is the best indication of when your store is next.
I remember people used to say all the time that Barnes & Noble is too big to fail. I wonder if they still feel the same. I think Sears and Enron are the best examples that there is no such thing as a company that is too big to fail. And Barnes &... — read more
Just relocated from Florida to work here at an NYC Barnes and Noble and I’m finding the staff to be very unpleasant, now I’m from the south so maybe my sensibilities are a bit different but is that the norm here? I mean everyone at the store is just... — read more
I have less and less hope that this is possible. I've been working for another company for a while now, but I'm still sorry that the company I used to love working for has reached the rock bottom.
We are loosing staff at a record pace. Most staff would jump ship for an extra bucks and a better schedule and who can blame them. We are overworked and their is a huge imbalance in effort. Some work others don’t it ki--s morale and people leave. — read more
I've heard that one of the recently closed stores didn't close for good but it will be relocating to another location. I don't see the point. If it was profitable, it wouldn't have closed in the first place. Why prolong its misery by reopening in... — read more
One store open in the middle of nowhere for nostalgia's sake. Everything else will be gone within five years (and I'm being very generous with that timeframe). I'm not saying this to be mean. Barnes & Noble has been a great place for book lovers for... — read more
The Barnes & Noble in the Prudential Center is permanently closing after its owners said they could not reach an agreement with their landlord. “We have truly enjoyed serving our customers and the community for the past 20 years!” the business... — read more
No coincidence that the company's worst Regional Manager just retired. Curious how they've ruined so many people's lives but have no guilt at all and they'l be drinking at the beach. No suprise that all of the upper-management who destroyed the... — read more
It’s just a rumor, but where there’s smoke there’s fire. Does anyone have more information? I am constantly waiting for closing announcements, because it's no longer possible to expect any changes for the better, unfortunately. When I read the... — read more
If you doubting hopefuls want a taste of reality. Sadly, Corporate has officially announced New England's flagship store will be closing in June.
Competitive pay & very generous discounts. Exceptional and attentive management, at all levels. Delicious food & drink: Our cafes seem to be superior in every way. Flexible hours and spectacular benefits. Best in class management... — read more
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/15/arts/barnes-noble-bookstores.amp.html Great article on how well B&N is doing and the positive impact it’s having on independent bookstores and the publishing industry.