BF and TL are snowed by his personality and promises. They watch AK fire the people that know what they are doing and made software highly profitable. They buy into his hot air. One year from now when it is clear his execution plan was highly flawed... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Follett
How’s rush going out there? Anyone actually getting some business?
There is no leadership of any kind, home office support is completely gone, the company can’t pay their vendors, professors and students are realizing that the textbook industry is a racket designed solely to squeeze every dollar out of the customer... — read more
Had a temp come in and start on Friday, over the weekends got sick and came to work but wast sent away. Tested positive for COVID. No reasonable response from the COVID team. Screen your people before you send them to the stores that have been clean... — read more
Former employee here, left five years ago. It wasn't a layoff, I got a better opportunity but I never bore any ill will towards Follett. It was a decent job with decent pay and I liked what I did. I wanted to see how Follett was doing in the pandemic... — read more
Does Follett have a non compete clause? Asking for a friend....
I have a problem with my SM. I feel I am being singled out at every turn. I am not sure what issue he has with me, because I do what I’m told as quickly as possible. There is nothing he hasn’t asked me to do that I haven’t done, and while I don’t... — read more
I've emailed three separate AP people (store support rep, vendor rep, and vendor rep's supervisor) going back as far as 12/15 about an issue, and not one single one has so much as responded to the email, let alone fixed the issue. Does no one in this... — read more
You get one guess!
My 10 year management member approached me on New Years Eve and asked if it was true that the temp workers were making more money than her. Even though I completely hate it, I had no reasonable response. I could not look her in the eyes and justify... — read more
As Illinois increases its minimum wage to $11 ph how many staff will be let go by Follett?
One has to wonder how long they can last with being so behind in payments to their suppliers. I’m looking for a bombshell announcement any day. It’s millions of dollars and I don’t understand how it still hasn’t happened? I’m sure it can’t last... — read more
Does anyone at Follett still use Adobe Flash Player for videos? It's gonna be discontinued in a couple of weeks after an almost 16 year run.
2020 was really bad and I think 2021 may turn out to be even worse. We'll see but it does not look good.
Beautiful human being. More and more offshore to come as he sinks this company on false promises from AK.
BNED partners with Fanatics et all. Think of all the money and time squandered on Fall Rush. Merry Christmas.
WESTCHESTER, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Follett Higher Education Group today announced that online orders across Follett’s 1,250 ecommerce websites increased by 93% YTD as a result of consumers shifting spending from in-store to online since the early... — read more
Take a look at your P&Ls. How is it that we are required to decrease payroll and expenses to keep in line with ly % to sales, but there is no decrease in the FHEG allocation line. HMMM 🤔. Just makes you stop and think if k–ling ourselves for... — read more
Several positions opened at McHenry. Nothing but ASMs and Part time roles on the internal career site. Saw another post and confirmed the exempt/non-exempt options are gone. In mine-craft, the bean counters should be cubed. Or maybe spawn some... — read more
Was there a purge at HO lately?
Anyone have an update on the portfolio stores Follett is leveraging? Many of those campuses had to make a decision this month to move to Access or Follett would pull out of the contract.
While dozens of bottom line worker bees (like me) are online 7 days a week seeking new employment, collecting unemployment benefits (which will soon run out), struggling to pay for food, utlities and presents under the tree, here's a list of just one... — read more
Been with Follett 15 years, haven't gotten a raise in God knows when. In 2007 was an ASM, Got "dumbed down" ever since, I don't even have a "team Lead" title, I'm just a PT employee. This is my second time "furloughed". Filed for UI for the second... — read more
Since Covid hit I totally forgot about this site. For some reason it popped into my head and I figured I would see what’s going on at good ole Follett. Sounds as if the culture is just as positive and uplifting as I remember. Blessings to the front... — read more
My best friend owns his own company and I got a job offer from him. It’s rather small but it is a family business that has longevity (80+ years). I’m not sure if I should take him up on his offer because we are friends but I really, really want to... — read more
It really shows the true nature of true culture when the corrective action rollout is marketed as improving overall morale. What a crock.
Did Follett get hosed on their new contract with UPS, unaware/ uncaring of package limits, guessing $ surcharge above x amount daily, so now we have to ship SODA orders with USPS?
How come there are loads of ASM jobs on the portal? Do these openings actually exist? If so, is it true what someone suggested on another thread that Follett are going this route and having a SM in charge of a few stores? How much would they save... — read more
I've been here for five years. I've tried and I can't even remember if there was a time when working here was good enough for me to be happy instead of miserable when I have to go in to work. Does anybody who's been here longer remember a time like... — read more
The company has been sliding downhill for a while now and chances are it's not changing direction, ever. Rumors of layoffs, store closures and hours being cut are all that is being discussed. Which is why we should all be prepared for any... — read more
What day is it happening this week? When should we expect to see the “Mandatory HR update” emails in the morning at the stores, and then the glum voice of the overpaid GVP intoning that “Due to sales not meeting our plan...”
So, as a salaried manager, if I'm told to reduce the store hours how does this affect my position? I'm still supposed to work 40 hrs? Or what are the alternatives? Before anyone says just leave & look elsewhere, believe me, I am. I am just curious... — read more
When the induvidual lease is up give the option to buy it or turn it in. Then Follett can save money on insurance and hundreds of leased cars. They have gotten a free ride ling enough. Use the savings to to pay us and the vendors.
Is this the new plan for the smaller stores? Get rid of as many ft SMs & have them replaced with an ASM and one satellite Manager working between a handful of stores?
What went wrong with the retail 2021 benefits? Using the mandated examples from the Gold SBC: “Peg having a baby” is 4% less expensive, “Joe’s type 2 Diabetes” is 44% more expensive, and “Mia’s simple fracture” is 39% more expensive. Given that... — read more
Schools give Follett a space to use so they can sell textbooks and supplies to their students. Little do they know that unsold textbooks that are no longer adopted stay in that space for years and years. In the past those books were returned to the... — read more
Not smart BF. People making decisions are warehouse and marketing folks with no knowledge of building software. Quality will tank as you follow AK advice. Clueless. Customers last. Employees last. Profits will follow. Fools. Listening to bad advice... — read more
Given the current climate & the constant reports on here, does anyone have any concrete knowledge of which stores are under threat of closure in the near future?
This might be one of the worst situations we've found ourselves in but I still have faith. We are a huge company. If I'm not mistaken, there are around 12000 people still working here. And too many people still rely on our materials for us to just... — read more
The writing is on the wall. The Sears folks brought their magic to Follett and now we are nearing the end of Follett.