Barnes & Noble Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Barnes & Noble

It will be crucial to pay people well

I am uncertain how you can rebuild these stores and regain customer confidence with minimum wage staff. A highly paid Store Manager who is on a bonus plan can only do so much to inspire staff at poverty levels. It will be crucial to pay people well... —  read more 

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B&N and the College Meltdown

Comparable store sales in the Retail segment decreased 5.1% for fiscal year 2019, driven primarily by enrollment declines, especially at community colleges, and the overall decline in textbook average selling prices... —  read more 

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CEO VISITS HAVE BEGUN

This tour will decide who must go. Big change are coming and you should be worried.

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Grateful For My B&N location and managers

As a retiree recently hired part-time at a B&N location (one that is actively hiring more staff as of June 2019), I’m sorry to read about the struggles other B&N employees are having at other sites. My site’s managers are lovely and kind, and all of... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo

More REVIEWS of B&N Stores

MORE B&N REVIEWS FROM JOB SITES: Do not become a manager for this company. Once you start making over what they consider the "position value" they will do ANYTHING to get rid of you, even with over a decade of dedicated service. Useless district... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZFvUdQI

We need to address things like these at B&N

This is one of the comments on the article posted in a thread below - this is exactly the kind of feedback we need to a) receive and b) work on addressing if we are planning to turn this company around. Daunt has the right idea. One of my critique... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZE7Jpl6

Analyzing B&N's Health

Sales are worse than ever and brick and mortar stores can't seem to improve that, no matter what junk they keep bringing in. People don't read like they used to and if they hear about something they want- they go online. There hasn't been a huge... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZEylmrh

How Waterstones was turned around - BN Future?

http://www.ejinsight.com/20190620-the-man-who-beat-amazon/ First, after taking the helm at Waterstones, he laid off 25 percent of the employees. Up to 50 percent of the managers were fired. Experienced employees were required to take steep salary... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZE7LusB

No plans for further cost cuts

Apparently, our new CEO is a "former bookshop owner and avid reader" and he has no plans to further cut costs. He wants to invest in the company and give more room to local managers to customize stores to cater to locals. This...actually sounds like... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZENds6h

square root of "n"

How many people work at Barnes and Noble? Less than half of them!! I saw bargain books on carts outside a store on the sidewalk! Way to protect the image and brand of a bookstore! Managers should take an oath to do no harm. Sad times when they have... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZzjmN1K

thelayoff.com and BN are trying to silence me

I left the company 3 years ago and really feel for the employees on here, I worked in the company as a Assistant Store Manager for about a year and was also the victim of these completely unfair write-ups aka "Improvement Plans" and just wanted to... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZxwCT3v

There is no helping B&N

I honestly can't figure out why would anybody want to buy us. Has anybody recorded any kind of improvement in their store sales in the past five years? No matter what was attempted, the sales stagnated at best, or continued to go down at worst. This... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZvNIhOJ

Elliott. Want to turn BN around ?

The BN way of business has been broken for years. Too many top heavy chiefs without a real clue of what customers want or what booksellers need to to their job. I hope Elliott cleans house . Dist. mgrs,Managers, Asst. Mgrs, cafe mgrs. and whatever... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZtGoSbt

Elliott owns Waterstones, buying BN

Read up my friends. This company’s booksellers give company poor reviews in England. Booksellers ( other than mgrs) make minimum wage. Petition to corporate to make a livable wage, by booksellers, 2 months ago, has fallen on deaf ears. From the BN... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZrXJDju

BN Sold

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/07/elliott-management-to-acquire-barnes-noble-for-683-million.html Maybe things will change. —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZrtBOBX

When you can't sell, try, try, try again.

God knows what anyone sees in this company but here we go again. Elliott Management reportedly in lead to acquire bookseller Barnes & Noble Elliott Management is the lead bidder to acquire bookseller Barnes & Noble in a deal that could be announced... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Zrdofvh

"Liquidation" Process

B&N is bringing back "bargain" books to many stores and increasing the quantities in other stores. The liquidation process begins and you know what that means. —  read more 

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Post ID: @Zoj95al

The kind of Employee BN chooses to have, today.

On Barnes & Nobles Facebook, Visitors Posts: “Hey B&N, there's a reason you're going bankrupt. Just complained to a manager at your Northeast Mall location in Hurst, TX after an employee was extremely rude to my 11 y.o. She went to customer service... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZmjVY2W

THE B&N RATINGS KEEP COMING and they're not very good

Make your voice known and keep writing your REVIEWS on career sites like INDEED.com, CAREERBUILDER.com, Monster.com, Ziprecruiter.com, Glassdoor.com. Here a few new ones: Dont Bother Bookseller/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Huntington Beach... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZeLTopY

Your best option is to leave

Day to day changes in the stock price mean nothing. Whether or not some stores are doing better year over year mean nothing. The only important thing is if BN has enough credit to keep their doors open, and, more importantly, if working there is... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Zc8ClrG

This is BN, 2019

All we talk about is how much we HATE coming to this place. Every day there’s call outs. Nobody wants to be here. There’s no incentive, no future, no plan. We just work our shifts like it’s our last. Just get through the shift and get out. Our... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZcqWpTv

How is BN still open?!

Seriously, how does a company that fires its experienced, knowledgeable booksellers, doesn’t have bags to give out, has so few employees on the floor , customers are not being properly served, old issues of magazines still on the shelf, poor customer... —  read more 

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Post ID: @YZ4yHpm

And even more bad news for the company

Retail giant Barnes & Noble has been ordered to front 50% of the legal fees that are expected to arise out of the lawsuit the company’s former CEO filed after he was ousted in July 2018. The company’s ex-CEO, Demos Parneros, sued Barnes & Noble after... —  read more 

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Post ID: @YXRaIro

Major redistricting changes in the South

They're redistricting the South big time. Some of them won't have new DMs for months. I'm not sure if this is affecting any other areas, but I know it extends into Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi at least... —  read more 

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