Topics regarding layoffs at Follett

Topics regarding layoffs at Follett

Anyone hear about a re-org?

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?

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Get out now and start living again

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 

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Is Book Fairs dead?

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 

Technology

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.

High time to polish resume...

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 

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Vaccine Mandate

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.

Who's Next?

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 

Have things stabilized?

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 

Temp Agency Financials

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 

They look clueless

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 

NO transparency

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 

Everything

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 

What’s Next

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 

Follett is for sale

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 

Rush sales

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.

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