What a shock! And still silence from the HO elite. Have a great rush, folks!
Is the warehouse in woodridge closing soon?
Has anyone noticed that two of the new RMs came from internal candidates. Whereas SVs came from outside the company. This speaks volumes!
Will we see more people on the way out before fall rush? I’m glad she found a way out of this sh-thole and wish her the best.
They didn’t even edit this video! JH don’t know where to heck to stand. “Is the lighting ok” as she fixes her hair. Bwahhhhahaha! Go get a laugh now before they realize on Follett Central.
In my case, it certainly is. I can’t remember when Follett’s leadership was open, honest and direct about company's operations. It seems to me that employees here never have the important information they should have or if they actually do get it... — read more
Follett is so private. We all expect they are not doing well as a company but does anyone other than the Executive team know? I can look up information about BN College and see, at least, that there stock is doing horrible. I know Follett is a... — read more
How many of you think corporate is going to transition salary SM positions to hourly at a lower rate? I’ve noticed on the career page some SM positions now have Full Time in front of them? Is this already happening in some locations or is this just... — read more
There are better jobs out there. You just have to make the time to find them. I left less than 4 months ago for a new company making more money, getting great health insurance, a great matching 401K and pension. I work in a culture where employee... — read more
lots of software programmers have left this year... why?
I'm not sure about other locations, but we're chronically understaffed. I'm having trouble doing anything right since I'm rushing, trying to get to everything that has to be done. Then, of course, I catch flack for things not being prefect. This is... — read more
What an embarrassment. This does not bode well for Fall rush.
So is this Team Member Development Survey now mandatory? We received another email yesterday to please complete and another today from a different source. What if you don’t want to advance here? Seems fishy to me! Trying to see who wants to stay in... — read more
Does anyone know of anything going down this week? I had a weird interaction with my RM that makes me think something may be going down.
I'm wondering, where are the people who were laid off or those who are smartly walking away finding new positions? Are you just looking for anything at any retailer or is there a good alternative to Follett that I'm missing? I just want to know... — read more
Just curious….where do people go when they leave Follett? Is it a little better, much better, or about the same? I have a sinking suspicion that things are not looking up here….
In this last year, we bled for you, some faced far worse. Listening to you all, I hear empty words backed by empty policies. In the end what I hear is ‘YOU failed US’ and your policies reinforce that. Labor is your enemy. It represents a threat... — read more
There is no point in stressing out over things you have no control over. All you’re doing is working yourself up - and for what? Just do your job and be confident in how you’re doing it. If you don’t think you can handle it there’s nothing wrong with... — read more
So we have to make up our own goals. Ok. How about this. My goal is to show up, do the job I am paid for outlined in my job description, and punch out on time. How does that sound? You want me to go above and beyond? Oh, ok. And what are you going... — read more
ND v Stanford was a favorite football venue for follett. They'd fly everyone in to SFO and put them in the Stanford area. Catered lunch, goodie bags (assembled by the bookstore staff), game tickets. This was gratis to executives, bookstore prospects... — read more
Announced it is going to B&N to transition 7/1/22 https://news.nd.edu/news/notre-dame-partners-with-barnes-noble-college-to-manage-bookstore-properties/
Many mention that there could be a major restructuring now that Notre Dame will have a new partner managing its bookstore. Any thoughts? I have a bad feeling. In any case, I don't expect anything good, unfortunately, because it's getting worse here... — read more
Did anyone thing that harassment training was a form of harrassment?? Why must we do this long, tedious training year after year? Can't we just take a test and be done with it?
Has your store been taken over by B&N? Do they automatically keep the current staff? If you stayed and worked for them, what is it like? Do they treat you decent? Bonus plan? Benefits? I have a feeling many of us are going to be faced with this... — read more
No job should come with as much stress as this place forces on us. I've seen others mention this so I know this is not a location-specific thing. Things just keep getting worse and worse, especially since the management seems intent on completely... — read more
What to make of this? I’ve never seen Follett send out a survey to employees to see who is interested in advancement. Are they expecting a mass exodus sometime soon? I hate to feel this way but I feel like job positions are going to be restructured... — read more
Network outage this morning. Still silence from the upper levels about how to communicate in these cases. Good grief.
Maybe it would be good business for Follett to treat their current employees better since they are struggling so much to hire people That should happen. However, I doubt very much that they will change the way they treat existing employees who... — read more
What was JH talking about toward the end of the call when she was discussing Store Manger job description and grading? She said they widened the salary grade a few years ago but that it is evaluated on a yearly basis? Then she said more to come?... — read more
Did anybody else see that? Who was that caped crusader?
The internet is out again company wide for the 2nd time in a week and a half. Wtf is going on.
I don’t want to be one of those employees waiting to be squeezed to the max, to reach a breaking point and only then do something to look for a new job. When I describe to people what it is like to work here, usually my first association is that no... — read more
Today would have been the day we received our bonus statement. Any expecting a surprise on Friday?
Now that it's been over a year since our CEO "retired," are we ever going to get a new CEO or are we stuck with the current "acting CEO" for good? It might be nice to have a CEO with a business degree that has maybe worked an 8 hour day at least... — read more
I’ve tried everything to alleviate the stress I was constantly experiencing while at work. I’m sorry to say that ultimately the only thing that helped me was to quit and find another job. It was so bad there that when I wasn’t working I was always... — read more
Trying to do my job and service customers and not a single system is working. They have been down for at least 4 hours and no communication from home office. Is someone looking into this?
Anyone who has read this board for years will recognize this kind of story: Despite years of free extra work above my responsibilities and awards the past year I am suddenly useless, considered unable to do the jobs I have held, had my ethics... — read more
Anyone who works for Follett for peanuts , deserve exactly what they get. And you Know what that is!
Are we still doing the Follett Forward call? Seems like everyone was thinking this was the call that would lay out changes. I’ve learned not to believe everything on this site but to take with a grain of salt. If the call is bad news then worry does... — read more