I just called corporate in NY asking about store closures and liquidation sales. The very rude lady said they are never closing! Amazing how a phone operator knows such detailed information about a major corporation. After she hung up on me, I... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Barnes & Noble
A friend ( laid off .: ie: FIRED from BN, Feb.2018) received email to update if they wanted to receive their W2for 2019, electronically. those mo–nS in the office should’ve been the ones “laid off”.
Is there any intel. on this location? Why did it close, etc?
BN still has 679 retail jobs available on their website. I find this very hilarious, as they are obviously in peril. Why not just stop hiring now? To hire a new employee and fire them later is horribly cruel. Yet again, those who apply are fools... — read more
Hopefully after treating employees like c-ap,treating Customers like c-ap and rewarded with a miserable Christmas season ( that they brought on themselves!) , they’ll close this coming year !
Why are they hiring people who have read two books total in their lives??? This has been going on for several years now... How do they expect people like that to be able to give recommendations, answer any of the customers' questions, and ultimately... — read more
I feel like we were given a reprieve by the new owner until after the holiday season not out of the goodness of their hearts, but because they wanted to see how we do and then decide which stores to close and which to keep. Which means we might... — read more
We are getting slightly increased foot traffic but nothing to write home about. Is anybody else doing better?
This is a Black Friday sale. Mgrs didn’t even schedule heavier than normal today. Sad that this what BN has become.
This was a comment on another discussion, but it looks important so I'm bumping it up. Class Action suit for age discrimination filed against Barnes & Noble on 11/20/2019... — read more
Where I am, we never hear of anything at the home office, but a friend sent me this news about them firing all their blog writers https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/11/15/barnes-noble-axes-staff-of-bn-teen-blog-and-other-freelancers/ If they're... — read more
This may give away who I am, but my hours were cut to one 4hr shift per week and then I was no longer on the schedule. I was told sales were bad & there had to be cut backs. I went from15hrs a week until I questioned the holiday book drive. Then the... — read more
Thoughts? Any Barnes and Noble Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
After the way BN treated their employees in 2018 and continue to be a less than stellar place to work. They have a lot of nerve posting about “world kindness day “
I was one of those naive enough to believe that new owners will mean change for the better for us. But now I see that nothing has really changed. On the contrary, things seem to be getting worse, at least in my store. I think I'm starting to... — read more
Been with the company in various capacities for over a decade. This is by far the worst year I've experienced at bn. Stockrooms are overflowing with product, no rhyme or reason to shipments, model numbers, staff are forced to focus entirely on... — read more
We are a pretty large store located in the northeast. Our sales have been tanking all year, and we are starting the holiday push deep in the hole. Even our Holiday meeting was cancelled, to save on payroll. If this store is shut down, do you... — read more
You don’t gut your management staff just before your busiest time of the year. You get through the holidays and see which managers are getting results and which locations are struggling, then you make decisions, shift people and staffing and close... — read more
There shouldn't be anything major before then, right?
YES! A resounding thumbs up. Barnes & Noble is great. You'll be amongst books (if you love to read) and make great friends. PLUS ...... there isa new owner who is making things even better, Definitely apply and you'll have a good experience. WE get... — read more
Saw this on BN Facebook page. Still see that BN thinks they’re above competing and that they have competitors. They’ll lose a $50 sale quibbling over $1.40?!?! Same old attitude. “ I wanted to buy two copies of a $30 hardcover at our local mall. ... — read more
The larger stores are the ones most in danger. Properties may be sold that are outright owned by B&N. Too much large space unused. Not enough business to pay the costs. Too little employees on staff to manage a big place. Reposted from... — read more
One of my managers said they overheard in a walk-through with the DM that Daunt is down-sizing all B&N superstores.
No posts in almost a week. Is everything fine now?
If you people think anything is going to change over the long haul you are sadly mistaken. Oh sure you hear about all the good things that are coming BUT the bad things are going to happen first and a lot of you will be left without a job... — read more
Don't know if this is true everywhere, but in the Charlotte NC area there suddenly appeared dozens of glowing reviews for all the local B&N stores on Yelp AFTER the layoffs. Most were praising how helpful and friendly the knowledgeable employees... — read more
Check out their Facebook page, under Visitor’s posts. Lots of people vowing to boycott over a Trump parody book. Can BN afford MORE people not shopping there ? I don’t think so....
I'm really liking some of the changes, due to the new ownership: Cafe discount will go back to 50 percent, plus an additional 10 percent on bookfloor (40 percent). Jeans & sneakers allowed, amongst employees. Daunt also told SM's he strongly... — read more
How can that be when they got rid of most of those employees over 1 1/2 years ago. The people they hire now are not trained properly, don't care, are not invested and don't stick around for very long. And the ones that did get to stay, don't... — read more
News from the conference - Tim Mantel Chief Merchandising Officer, the one hired at the same time all the full-timers got let go, has been let go himself. Also, Mary Ellen Keating’s last day was Sept 13. Daunt is taking control and he’s going to... — read more
When's the last time you had a day when at least one customer (and more often two, three, or ten) didn't complain about something? It's either no customer service, (new and cheaper) employees who have no idea how to help them and have probably... — read more
Frankly, I'm seeing a lot of same ol', same ol'. Anybody else actually seeing some positive changes happening?
Our store is on the death watch (word from NY). Sales have been disappointing as compared to last year. From what I've been hearing expect at least 1/3 to 1/4 of the stores to close by next April.
Is it doing ANYTHING right?
Go to Barnes & Nobles Facebook page. They advertise a “Blowout 50% Off” Book Haul Sale ! Read the comments. This thinly veiled attempt to make some money back ( from all the business it lost!) fails miserably with customers. The ones who wasted money... — read more
I am looking for a good, fun job and someone on Facebook told me to come here to find out. I've heard mixed things so I hope I can get some real answers here. Thanks
“We’re so excited that Barnes & Noble was named the #1 Most Reputable Retailer in America by Reputation Institute for the second year in a row! Thanks to our 23,000+ booksellers for making it happen.” SERIOUSLY?! Has anyone read these posts? Have... — read more
Posted on BN’s Facebook from a customer: “While at your Redlands location I was trying to find Anne McCaffrey books I asked the lady if they were out of print or if they have them all she kept coming up with How to train to your dragon I told her... — read more
Has anyone heard if the Kid's lead position will be eliminated? With the new Dayforce update leads will now be scheduled all over the store and not really be given exclusive time in the department. I can't help but wonder if the job will be gone... — read more
I hope Elliott looks at the management team in each store before or if that decide to close any locations. Stores could be under-performing because they are led by individuals who have the people skills of burnt toast. Our store manager will not... — read more