Follett received the 2018 Illinois Family Business of the Year Century Award from the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business. The award recognizes companies with exceptional commitment to family and family... read more
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My sales are looking up. Is this what most stores are seeing or is this the exception? Just wondering.
It’s sad to see what Follett has become over the last few years, Upper Management has no clue what they are doing anymore, the Board doesn’t get along with each other, and B&T Management has killed Follett. Anyone who is still employeed by these... read more
Anyone under the age of 60 still working In Follett in this fantastic economy is either in rip off upper management or is a fool, Eat the work fools you will be paid back in layoffs in the end. Signed - A LAID OFF 20 YEAR + FOLLETT HARD WORKING FOOL,
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Is it just me or are they piling on the work recently? It seems like we have been given so many meaningless tasks lately that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with everything. This coupled with the big payroll cuts it’s starting to feel like an... read more
The team is only as good as their leaders. Please consider the following when responding. How good are our senior leaders? How good is the strategies being used? What is the quality of the communications we receive in the field? Does leadership make... read more
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All these stories are happening during an otherwise robust economy. While we're seeing some fraying on the edges, the economy seams strong heading into the holiday shopping season. What happens when things become tight? This company isn't growing and... read more
Shop by author is horrible! Professors, students and staff hate it. Very non efficient system. Computer program to assist students locating books doesn't work. Staff needs to use personal phones(which aren't allowed on sales floor) to log on . Kiosk... read more
I've heard some store managers have (temporarily?) removed all part time staff from their schedules. Leaves some pretty expensive cashiers.
What’s really going on with the recently announced audits? Quizzing Managers and their staff...seriously? This doesn’t pass the smell test.
What a joke. “The transformation of our career site brought [email protected]!!e77’s culture to life”. Really???
My neighbor is a banker. He mentioned that Follett is going to be up for sale.
Let's be honest. Sales tanked this fall. Who is getting laid off in November and where. What stores will be affected.
PT if you only knew.
Good luck with y'all's returns to the warehouse. Where will the "used units" go when the place turns out the lights?
It's the employees who are responsible for crushing morale. After years of emotional beatings, (if you haven't been laid off, forced to quit or otherwise driven out because you're too old and have too much experince), a person citing an article where... read more
The last comment must of come from overpaid upper management and /or family member. Don't drink this cool aid. Get out as soon as you can unless you have one of those overpaid management jobs or are close to retirement. Upper management is not your... read more
I ran onto this article online, and I got to admit it was a breath of fresh air for me. I know it's just one bookstore, and NYU is a place with big potential for business, but it was nice to read something positive about the company, unlike the... read more
Tribune article quoting Tom Kline about 81 layoffs this February at the Aurora facility.
Quinnipiac university looking to get rid of follett bookstore in local CT location. The new university president loves the store but but is not crazy about follett. . She has hired outside consulting company to closely monitor Follett store... read more
Sales numbers are coming in. How far did your store sink? Did you work your web order exceptions? What is being said in the tower about November?
Aging systems, slow networks and archaic procedures equites to Inefficiencies, waste and poor customer experiences. The traditional retail model is clearly not working for the stores. Under staffing, on call employees and the lack of training is... read more
Thanks Follett for ALL the supplies and clothing received after rush. Great marketing plan! Inventory quickly approaching , thats what we need more unsaleable stuff!! Christmas markdown here we come! Almost forgot to mention the boxes we ordered and... read more
Are any of you getting hit with e-mails from your RM because you have too many web exceptions or on-line orders in the cue? I have 6 pages going back to 2013 that psc cant get out, plus we have fa lInk which s---s.
Hassle free experience includes a speedy checkout. Cant happen if every rush the server bogs down or crashes. Save some of that website money and invest in a better network.
All I can do is sit back and laugh. The age of social network crying is at it's peek here. Look in the mirror and ask yourself "when did I become so weak and sensitive?" When did we spawn this hilarious idea that the owners, board members... read more
As predicted ADC is being shut down, locked up, keys thrown away along with all those dopes still working their asses off for an ungrateful, greedy, dishonest family/company. Now that its official the purging can begin and BT folks will get their... read more
Follett is going the way of Blockbuster, Borders, Redbox. Why buy when more and more of what students need is online? They really don't provide personalized service that saves the small independent bookstores- that quality was eliminated years ago. A... read more
It appears that B&N wins the race to outlast the field in a declining industry. The still have MBS in order to have sourcing priority for used books even though used books are less and less relevant in a technology disruptive industry. When will B&N... read more
So if you're still there, breathe a sigh of relief. It wasn't your time ....yet. But while you're celebrating take time to think about how many more jobs were eliminated this week. All those people in the warehouse have families too. Eventually... read more
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3899991 Aug 16, 2018 14:30 UTC Nebraska Book Company and Follett Higher Education Group Form Strategic Sourcing Partnership LINCOLN, Neb. & WESTCHESTER, Ill.--(Business Wire)--Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc. ("NBC") and... read more
I saw this in another post that Follett sold B2B to Nebraska. I was laid off 3 years ago so don't know how the company is doing now, but wholesale used to carry the detail division when it came to profitability. Used books has always been the... read more
The favorite day for layoffs (in addition to Tuesday.) If we are to have layoffs this week, it will happen today. I wish you all good luck (although the way things have been going on at Follett lately, those who are laid off probably end up in much... read more
Are there any layoffs happening today or was it another false alarm?
Fear rules no matter what you say or do on this site.Stop attacking one another.Your only making matters worse. Try to be better than those lowlifes on the board collecting their dividend checks, Start working on those resumes. You will need them... read more