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Address
122 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10011

About Barnes & Noble

Employees
10,000+
Industry
Retail
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
1886
Non-profit Status
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Pay & Benefits

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Pay
Based on 172 responses
  • Average
    48%
  • Good
    27%
  • Poor
    12%
  • Excellent
    10%
  • Terrible
    2%
  • N/A
    1%
Poll
What's the most unique benefit or perk?
Based on 172 responses
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  • Flexible Work Hours
    46%
  • Store Discounts
    46%
  • Free books and 40% Discount
    3%
  • Free Coffee
    2%
  • Lunch is provided
    1%
  • Tuition Assistance Program
    1%
  • None
    1%
Poll
18%
of employees say healthcare coverage is good or excellent.172 responses
Poll
17%
of employees say retirement benefits are good or excellent.172 responses
Poll
26%
of employees say the family leave policy is good or excellent.172 responses
Poll
26%
of employees say paid time off/vacation days are good or excellent.172 responses

Growth Opportunities

Poll
How long do employees tend to stay?
Based on 172 responses
  • Less than Two Years
    35%
  • Two to Five Years
    47%
  • Five to Ten Years
    14%
  • More than Ten Years
    5%
Poll
57%
of employees don't worry about layoffs.172 responses
Poll
Agree/Disagree: Taking a job here was a good decision.
Based on 172 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    1%
  • Disagree
    2%
  • Neutral
    16%
  • Agree
    40%
  • Strongly Agree
    41%
Poll
51%
of employees say good work leads to promotion.172 responses
59%
of employees believe their work helps make the world a better place.172 responses

Management

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Agree/Disagree: Managers care about employees
Based on 172 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    3%
  • Disagree
    5%
  • Neutral
    10%
  • Agree
    37%
  • Strongly Agree
    45%
  • N/A
    1%
Poll
73%
of employees say the workplace runs efficiently.172 responses
Poll
60%
of employees say management is transparent.172 responses

Work-Life Balance

Poll
88%
of employees say hours are flexible.172 responses
Poll
Agree/Disagree: Hours are long
Based on 172 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    2%
  • Disagree
    31%
  • Neutral
    44%
  • Agree
    20%
  • Strongly Agree
    3%
28%
of employees say it's easy to work remotely.172 responses
57%
of employees say schedules are predictable.172 responses
26%
of employees say taking vacation is encouraged.172 responses
69%
of employees say the workplace is parent friendly.172 responses

Company Culture

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What one word or phrase best describes the culture?
Based on 172 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    58%
  • Always Evolving
    12%
  • Busy
    8%
  • Fast Paced
    8%
  • Work hard, play hard
    5%
  • disorderly
    4%
  • Competitive
    2%
70%
of employees are happy to work here.172 responses
93%
of employees say coworkers socialize.172 responses
81%
of employees think their coworkers are smart.172 responses
91%
of employees like their coworkers.172 responses

Employees

Poll
Describe the average political opinions in this organization.
Based on 172 responses
  • Very Conservative
    1%
  • Somewhat Conservative
    2%
  • Mixed
    48%
  • Somewhat Liberal
    24%
  • Very Liberal
    10%
  • N/A
    15%
51%
of employees say the company is mostly women.172 responses
34%
of employees say the company has average diversity.172 responses
69%
of employees say the employees are diverse in age.172 responses
About the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Walkability
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A+
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$124,332
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,139
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,186,000
National
$184,700
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Barnes & Noble Reviews

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I love the environment, store discount, and flexible hours this job provides a busy college student like me! The management at my location genuinely cares for its employees and work with you to meet your scheduling needs. The only thing I would like to see change is training out on the floor. While I did receive training, I did not receive a sufficient amount. My actions out on the floor and interacting with customers in the beginning definitely could have been smoother in the beginning had I been allowed to shadow others and given extended training.
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Working at Barnes and Noble has been a professional experience that I will carry with me forever! All of the managers and co-workers are incredibly friendly and always ready to offer assistance whenever it is needed. Managers have never failed to work with my student schedule and are always understanding if there are any problems. The work is customer-oriented and gifted me with wonderful work experience and great co-workers.
I loved working at Barnes & Noble! The co-workers are some of the nicest, genuine people I've met. The job itself was quite stressful, as I was a barista and we were quite understaffed when I was employed there. Although, communicating with customers was rewarding, especially when they would recognize how I would be working 9 hour shifts completely alone multiple times a week as a 16 year old high school student during the school year and reassure me that I was performing well. I worked 25-31 hours per week there; and that's just during the school year! I worked well over 40 hours in the summers, when all I was hired for was 15-20 hours. This eventually was the reason I left after management failed to fix the complaints I had about this. All in all, Barnes & Noble is a very chill, nice environment to work in; if you're a) a bookseller or b) a barista who isn't apart of a workplace in which you are seriously understaffed! I would definitely go back if I wasn't overscheduled anymore!