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
Topics regarding layoffs at Barnes & Noble
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
Barnes and Noble's New CEO Just Revealed a Brilliant Plan to Save the Company From Amazon After turning around Britain's largest bookstore, many are hoping James Daunt can do the same for Barnes and... — read more
I just needed to share this with the world somehow. If you're still at B&N, please find another job, for your own sake. Peace.
if they don't tell you, it's time you look for a new job! Expect many closings ahead.
Our new owner and CEO might be acting all happy/nice/friendly right now, but don't be fooled. They didn't buy B&N to let it continue to lose money. They'll want to see profits, and the best and fastest way to achieve that is through store... — read more
And expose some managers and district managers for what they really are. I'm sure he'd love to hear for you! From James Daunt, the new owner: Dear all, The acquisition of Barnes & Noble has just been completed, meaning that the Company is... — read more
One of our mgrs has a big mouth. Mgr called all the mgrs to office this afternoon. They emerged after 20/30 minutes looking like someone k–led their pet. The cafe Mgr told me,they were told ,our store is closing. Friday will be the last day. Is... — read more
From Indeed: Can someone tell the B&NEmployee Group on Facebook to read this? Boston- I wouldn’t recommend Barnes and noble to anyone. They give nothing to there employees and expect more and more as the company goes down hill. Instead of cutting... — read more
Barnes & Noble (BKS) Class Action: Halper Sadeh LLP Announces Filing of Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit Against Barnes & Noble, Inc. in Connection With Its Proposed Merger With Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited – BKS July 24, 2019 18:37 ET |... — read more
Now this site is censoring ( so chances are they’ll delete this . Posts. I get that sometimes the anger of those involved in BNs layoffs cover many subjects and can veer off subject. Let’s stay on subject, we all know February 2018s layoffs hurt BN... — read more
How long can B&N hold Bay Capital at bay? https://seekingalpha.com/news/3481861-barnes-and-noble-education-rejects-bay-capital