Very quiet from the Tower from the CEO and Presidents. Do they even work here anymore?
It seems poorly timed in the middle of rush. Anything had theirs yet? Any details to share?
Has anyone noticed that virtually every GM item in our stores has had a price increase over the last few months? Quite hefty ones in some cases too -- 20% or more. Meanwhile, we got 3% raises. Our own salaries can't even keep pace with rising store... — read more
4 years too late. But hey why not take a victory lap because that’s what management does best..taking credit for things they don’t do.
FSS still open?
What a sh---y culture. We already know what local leadership thinks of us. However, it would be nice to know the same at each level and up. Just goes to show the lack of respect this company has for team members. Let’s try putting people before... — read more
They are incompetent. ... They are inconsiderate. ... They are secretive. ... They don't listen skillfully. ... They rule with bureaucracy. ... They are invisible. ... They take credit for an employee's work.
I live in the state of CT where we have had our minimum wage increase $1.00 per hour since 2019. My student employees that started as Freshman in 2019 at $11.00 per hour will now be making over $15. per hour for peak season rush since minimum wage... — read more
I wanted to leave this year but haven’t found anything that gives me as good a schedule as I have at Follett. That’s important. It’s not all about money. I hope to leave next year and praying a great position becomes available. So much this. People... — read more
If I didn't work for this company and if reading what is written here was my only impression of Follett, I would think it is the worst company ever. It's not that I don't think some things here can be much better, but let's be fair........ The... — read more
Haven’t heard from the upper ranks lately. How disappointing! No thank you! No Happy Thanksgiving! No Happy Holidays! The leadership of this company needs to get it together.
If we didn’t have to wait the 40 seconds that the register takes to sp-t out rental check in receipts, we’d be less exposed to dying. Less face-to-face is a good thing. Distancing in the aisle is possible, but not really at pos.
Does JP still work for Follett?
Who’s better to work for Follett or Barnes and Noble College? Or are both a lost cause?
We have to keep tying the bricks to the bytes; that way we can stop the brick-and-mortar bookstores from becoming more & more & more disintermediated!
I left a few months ago, and my new job pays better and I’m not distraught with stress anymore. My new company, we act like adults and we treat each other like adults. Unfortunately at Follett, being a jerk was the highway to success. Cutting costs... — read more
I'm pretty sick of being anxious here every year before the holiday season. Now after seeing that someone mentioned reorg here as well, I definitely decided to polish my resume and get out of here. If reorg happens and there are cuts, the resume... — read more
Anyone know about a re-org that JH is planning? I was asked by someone that heard from someone at HO and was trying to find out details. I am hoping we are not being cut further in the field. Is she re-orging her course materials team?
When the company fails, TL plans to go back to painting houses.
My opinion is that next year even more people will leave here than this year and that it will be very difficult for those who stay. I am one of those who plan to leave right after the New Year holidays. There's no reason why I should stay here any... — read more
I was just offered a position at FSS. I'm wondering if it is a smart move to take it? Does the sale to Francisco Partners increase the chances of layoffs or decrease? I need some guidance on making the decision, as I will be leaving another company... — read more
How many stores on here still have a regional? I for one do not. I haven’t seen a regional in five months. Just wondering if there’s other stores that are similar to mine or if it’s just me. I for one am happy that I don’t have regional. — read more
Only Higher Ed remains
A friend who worked in a store that was closed told me that there were no indications at all that the store would close. Of course, some will now say that everyone should always keep in mind that this can always be expected in this company and that... — read more
I passed by at FSS Woodridge today and I didn’t see any cars parked in the parking lot. What’s happening?
With Follett's push to move away from PT team members and towards NXT temps, it's really got me thinking about the financial aspect behind this. How are we actually saving money by hiring a temp agency? Aren't we having to pay them to do the hiring... — read more
Has all quality control and common sense gone out the window?
With the overnight closing of another Chicagoland store, you almost have to wonder which one will be next. I think the stores in Wheaton & Dekalb are safe for now and Loyola will probably be safe until March Madness, but will any of the other 41ers... — read more
I don't want to stay here anymore. Not only would I like to leave here, but I would like to get out of retail in general. However, I feel stuck because I don't have a lot of skills and for now my only option is retail. I am wondering how to expand my... — read more
Anyone think Follett will comply with the upcoming vaccine mandate? Could give them an easy way to get rid of people and bring in lower paid managers. I’ve heard nothing about this.
So what’s the deal? Is Follett somewhat stable after the sell of FSS? We wouldn’t know because the health of the company is never communicated! Anyone out there in the know? Care to share? A while back someone mentioned something happening with FHEG... — read more
The remaining company spaces in the tower are for lease on LoopNet, begging the question where are you moving?
Anyone else have trouble with keeping track of / tracking people down for failed payments that are shipped directly to their residence? My web exceptions are out of control and I’m the only person who cares to do anything about them, and I’m not even... — read more
I saw somebody mention this and I couldn't agree more: nobody should be staying here in hopes Follett will change. It will not. The only change that's been happening here for years is for the worse. If you want to change your future for the better... — read more
I really think Follett is on the brink of collapse. Everyone is overworked and underpaid. Stores are understaffed. The HO departments are so far behind on everything. We can't seem to ever pay our vendors on time. Teams getting outsourced. Constant... — read more
What loses contracts? Partially this new IT department. They don’t solve a single issue. Couple this with the impatience of a pampered college administration, and you have a recipe for he-l.