Gosh, I hope so! An email went out today that all managers need to complete them. They look like legit evals like I have done at other companies versus the bogus "Igniting Performance Conversations" that have gone out the last three years. Anyone... read more
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Rather than compete, they lie. Rather than create an evironment that would incubate productive culture, they pay people to write shill reviews. One such shill review even mispells. Graeat... read more
For $119.99 per term ($179.99 per year), students access all the digital learning platforms, ebooks, online homework and study tools Cengage has to offer. Want print? If you use a digital learning platform, you RECEIVE a print rental at no cost—just... read more
Has anyone looked at the vast difference in pay between people doing the same job? I know for a fact there are men making more than I with less seniority. Another example of how gross this company has become.
Anyone have any new info on the upcoming realignment? I've heard so many rumors, it's hard to know what we'll see in a couple weeks.
Now they don't reset till 4/1. It's because a lot for us are getting fired.
1) Publishers are doing direct to student rental? 2) If we ignore it we will be fine 3) Buy old editions and hope stores will order them.
It's been so quiet on the layoffs front, that I'm starting to worry we are experiencing the calm before the storm. Or am I just becoming too paranoid? Working at Follett, can anybody actually blame me if I am? In any case, do we have any info on any... read more
I don't know if other companies operate the same way, but the powers on high are the most incompetent boobs to ever soil the retail industry. They are absolutely clueless when it comes to running a bookstore in today's industry. And yes, they are so... read more
This is a great company to work for, said no one ever. Applied for a promotion only to find out the starting salary is about $10,000 less than what I currently make. How can this company expect their tenured management to stay with this f---ing... read more
There are rumors going around that Follett found another way to screw over its employees - next round of layoffs people will be offered other positions that are significantly below their current pay grade. If we refuse, we don't get the severance... read more
So...less store managers and more ops managers and some area managers. Who knows more and what? Spill it, we are officially scared
Like other companies getting a windfall from federal tax law changes Follet will give out double digit raises to loyal employees. Maybe 20 percent to make up for how employees have been treated the past 5 years.
Heard it still s---s...LOL!
Did the sh-- hit the fan this fall sales-wise, and are we going to be feeling the fallout this March. The stores are wondering.
has anyone heard about getting raises this year
Another great manager was fired for no concrete reason yesterday after helping secure the company a huge contract with a new college. Be careful out there, everyone. And to the people who have been let go recently, keep your chins up. The best is yet... read more
If you give notice, after 3/31, and you (by miracle) are due a bonus, do you still get it? And, since your vacation is loaded 4/1 do you get any of that paid out? if no bonus due and leave pre epy do you get banked vacation?
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/follett-disrupts-collegiate-campus-ecommerce-with-50-million-technology-investment-300583357.html WESTCHESTER, Ill., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Follett Corporation, higher education's leading campus... read more
They lay us off, don’t give raises, and slash bonuses but are sending a couple thousand to Disney for a management conference. It should be a crime. A--holes
What is going on? First we had limited returns, and now we change course and send as much as possible back to ADC. I'm happy about it. But what is going on with these people? What about all that obsolete inventory at ADC?
I’ve been with follett for,almost ten years and I’ve outlasted two regional managers. One by realignment and yesterday by firing, who’s next, think about taking the job considering you may not be here long
There will still be bookstores. Bookstore companies will become history once the colleges/universities we serve realize they don’t need us like publishers have. The bookstore companies no longer offer value. Publishes will get the schools to switch... read more
Follett shareholders will make a lot bigger profits. Because of tax law changes. Other big companies giving back to employees most of it. Will follett make up for 3 years with no raises and give big raises this year?
From CNN this morning. Walmart enlists help from Japan in fight with Amazon. America's biggest retail chain said late Thursday it would start selling e-books and audiobooks online for the first time later this year. The shift will bring the company... read more
Simply shocking to see it vs LY. Store did just as well, if not better than 2016 and I made 20% less for it. Do they think this is incentive to work harder?
https://aflcio.org/formaunion Has anyone ever tried forming a union? Any interest here?
I recently heard about Cengage offering a subscription based service. 120 and you get access to all ebooks and econtent like webassign etc. We're predominantly Cengage at my store and I do not see this going well. What do you all think? Google... read more
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171205005366/en/Barnes-Noble-Education-Reports-Quarter-2018-Financial Financial highlights for the second quarter 2018 and fiscal year to date 2018: Consolidated sales of $886.9 million increased 15.1%, as... read more
Does anyone know when we will see our tax forms?
So here's the dilemma, you are the SM of a small store, you do CT, it's rush & you get the horrible flu that is going around. What to do, go home get better, let things go as they may & worry about it when you get back??
Everyday an established retailer is shutting it doors, Sears, etc.. after this rush how much longer can this company survive?
When we had our group meetings back in the fall we were challenged to drive sales-get guaranteed sales. I worked on this, got people to let me bid their jobs, only to loose every one of them almost always because it took too long to get answers back... read more
Anyone notice that the sales tracker on the squad Ian not up for Spring?
Boy all you b--chers and complainers have been really quiet...
It seems to be a dying college store function with student's selling them to each other, selling them online and renting most of their books.
Be smart. Leave Follett in 2018 you'll be happier. They don't need you and you don't need them. Failing company. No relevance anymore. Work for a real company that appreciates you. Raises. Bonuses.
Anyone expect anything different from a rush perspective? The typical 5-6% sales decline we have seen in the last 5 years since the start of the new leadership? I have not seen any initiatives to reverse this trend.
The economy changed. The way education is delivered has changed. Students' backgrounds and expectations changed. follett was still. follett lost years ago. follett didn't lose to a competitor. follett lost against its market place. follett became... read more
A New Year, a New me. Been here to many years, at what point did I allow myself to be treated like this? I overheard my manager on the phone recently say he is applying for another job somewhere. But this is not enough for me. This manager has been... read more