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.
A nationwide survey was conducted asking employees to rate their jobs in the following categories. Barnes & Noble failed miserably in all ten. • Workplace May Have Poor Communication • Workplace May Have Cliques, Exclusion + Gossipy... — read more
I've been talking to B&N employees from all over the country and all are seriously worried about the company. Sales have been worse than disappointing and stress is at an all-time high. Everyone has been joking about the latest news on Nook, yes... — read more
If a store is about to move into a smaller space soon, does that mean that not all employees will still have a job after the move?
I know it's popular to hate on Barnes & Noble, especially on this forum, but there are plenty of people who don't feel that way, both employees and customers. Some even created a petition to bring it back to their community. Imagine... — read more
Has B&N gotten out of the restaurant business? It looks like they have shut down The Kitchen at the Scarsdale, NY store.
There is a terrible atmosphere at my store and everything suggests that there could be some cuts very soon. It is difficult to expect anything better. I sincerely hope to be able to find a job before I get laid off. It happened to me once that I... — read more
You can read on this site and all of social media including Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube that the company is not doing well at all. Sales have never come back to a profitable level and more last ditch "restructuring" is coming again soon... — read more
Management's moves are sometimes very frustrating. BN is definitely sinking. However, when I think about it a little better, is it even possible to do anything to at least slow down that decline? I'm afraid BN doesn't have much of a chance to stop... — read more
I know this doesn't improve our situation in any way, but it's still good to see that even Amazon can fail spectacularly. Amazon closing its 68 bookstores after posting low... — read more
Bismarck, ND closed after 20 years and is opening a temporary location in a nearby mall while they look for a permanent location? The landlord did not renew the lease and a health care facility is opening in the old location.
Our store manager lectured us this morning and told us not to discuss the company's problems and failure on social media or we will be fired. This includes talking about any stores that have closed recently. The company doesn't want us to know when... — read more
I refuse to stay a minute over my time unless you're going to pay me for it. That whole "we're all in this together, help out your coworkers, show some loyalty" cr-p no longer works on me. I'm sick and tired of being treated like cr-p and then... — read more
So many stores are closing. This week Waterford Lakes, Orlando. Things are bad.
As always another post about the “flagship” has been taken down and yes their have been changes but the store overall is still a toxic mess.
If you are still one of B&N’s employees, you have been noticing that employees and managers are leaving the company in record numbers. Upper management, Regional and Store Managers are especially anxious to get out ASAP, if they haven’t already... — read more