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?
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
Massive layoffs, huge turnover, SVP quit, Director of Sales quit, warehouse staff shortages, driver shortages and now fall fairs are cancelling due to COVID-19. This was supposed to be the golden goose egg 3 years ago, but instead Book Fairs has... — read more
Not that we didn’t see this coming but FOLLETT book fairs and E fairs are being discontinued in mid November. How many people are gonna lose jobs over that decision
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
When the company fails, TL plans to go back to painting houses.
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.
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
Only Higher Ed remains
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
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.
Anyone else hoping that everything will remain on the rumor and that there will be no sale? I'm not very optimistic. I pretty much assumed that could happen.
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
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
Did someone leave? SZ posted RM position open.
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?
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
Has all quality control and common sense gone out the window?
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
The remaining company spaces in the tower are for lease on LoopNet, begging the question where are you moving?
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 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
Has anyone noticed that two of the new RMs came from internal candidates. Whereas SVs came from outside the company. This speaks volumes!
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
Hey! Something is better than nothing…
Tell me, what does the company need to do for you lot to be happy? I'm no fan of Follett, let's make that clear right away. But I like to give credit where credit is due. We just got a decent raise. It's not exciting but it's a raise and everybody... — read more
Tired of worrying! Second interview this week with another company! Hoping for something new!
How hard was it for you to find a new job? I finally feel free. I gave notice and for me this company is soon a thing of the past. I spent months looking for a job. I sent out many, many applications and in the end what helped me the most was... — read more
I’ve been here a long time and I’m sad that a company where it used to be really nice to work has now reached the rock bottom. I am frustrated with the leadership because they do not instill in me any confidence that they really care about saving... — read more
What's going on with Book Fairs?
The more I expect them to be transparent they become less and less so. There is no openness. No honesty. How can anyone trust leadership if they do not show the slightest willingness to be transparent? Air is thick, most feel that something is... — read more
Network down half the day, not enough staff during rush, IT being useless-, antiquated ordering system-what more can I say. Terrible. Not the company I started working for. BTW- order confirmation in Soda sales confuses customers. They think that... — read more
I can only guess what will happen next with FHEG and I wouldn't dare say that the future looks great.
Are we doing book returns? Haven’t heard a peep about this?
So what happens next? Someone on one of the more recent threads gave a timeline that effectively said something was happening with FSS on 9/1(that happened), FHEG by mid October, and B&T by end of year. Can anyone else corroborate this? Add details? — read more
https://nypost.com/2021/08/19/fanatics-lids-raise-stakes-in-barnes-noble-college-bookstores/ “ The loss of the Fighting Irish — which outsells every other college and university in merchandise — was a blow to Follett Corp., which also provides... — read more
What are you guys seeing for rush sales? We're up over last year but way down compared to pre-COVID. Maybe COVID made students realize they don't need to buy books from the bookstore.