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Address
402 Industrial Lane
Birmingham, AL 35211

About Books-A-Million

Employees
1,000-9,999
Industry
Entertainment, Retail
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1917
Non-profit Status
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Pay & Benefits

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Pay
Based on 20 responses
  • Average
    45%
  • Poor
    25%
  • Terrible
    15%
  • Good
    10%
  • Excellent
    5%
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What's the most unique benefit or perk?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Flexible Work Hours
    55%
  • You get a 30% discount on your purchase.
    30%
  • 10% discount
    5%
  • Associate Assistance Fund
    5%
  • nice employee discount
    5%
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30%
of employees say healthcare coverage is good or excellent.20 responses
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25%
of employees say retirement benefits are good or excellent.20 responses
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40%
of employees say the family leave policy is good or excellent.20 responses
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20%
of employees say paid time off/vacation days are good or excellent.20 responses

Growth Opportunities

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How long do employees tend to stay?
Based on 20 responses
  • Less than Two Years
    50%
  • Two to Five Years
    45%
  • Five to Ten Years
    5%
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75%
of employees don't worry about layoffs.20 responses
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Agree/Disagree: Taking a job here was a good decision.
Based on 20 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    5%
  • Disagree
    5%
  • Neutral
    10%
  • Agree
    40%
  • Strongly Agree
    40%
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60%
of employees say good work leads to promotion.20 responses
50%
of employees believe their work helps make the world a better place.20 responses

Management

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Agree/Disagree: Managers care about employees
Based on 20 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    10%
  • Neutral
    15%
  • Agree
    30%
  • Strongly Agree
    45%
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60%
of employees say the workplace runs efficiently.20 responses
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60%
of employees say management is transparent.20 responses

Work-Life Balance

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80%
of employees say hours are flexible.20 responses
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Agree/Disagree: Hours are long
Based on 20 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    5%
  • Disagree
    20%
  • Neutral
    40%
  • Agree
    25%
  • Strongly Agree
    10%
30%
of employees say it's easy to work remotely.20 responses
40%
of employees say schedules are predictable.20 responses
30%
of employees say taking vacation is encouraged.20 responses
70%
of employees say the workplace is parent friendly.20 responses

Company Culture

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What one word or phrase best describes the culture?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Friendly
    70%
  • Competitive
    10%
  • Always Evolving
    10%
  • Work hard, play hard
    5%
  • Fast Paced
    5%
60%
of employees are happy to work here.20 responses
90%
of employees say coworkers socialize.20 responses
80%
of employees think their coworkers are smart.20 responses
95%
of employees like their coworkers.20 responses

Employees

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Describe the average political opinions in this organization.
Based on 20 responses
  • Very Conservative
    5%
  • Somewhat Conservative
    5%
  • Mixed
    40%
  • Somewhat Liberal
    15%
  • Very Liberal
    25%
  • N/A
    10%
55%
of employees say the ratio of men to women is about 50/50.20 responses
50%
of employees say the company is somewhat diverse.20 responses
60%
of employees say the employees are diverse in age.20 responses
About the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Walkability
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$87,027
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,332
National
$949
Median Home Value
$234,929
National
$184,700
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Books-A-Million Reviews

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This is easily one of the best companies to work for! Currently, I am attending college and am working part time with easily flexible hours, amazing management that cares about each employee, and so much more! My only complaint however, is the pay being at minimum wage, but this is in no way a major deterrent for anyone trying to apply. In many ways working for this company has also allowed me to improve in my personal life, as I have become more sociable outside of work, and have begun to look at things in my life with differing perspectives that relative to my average day at work, and using these methods to improve drastically.
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I love working with energetic, intelligent, and witty people and the Books-A-Million staff is chock full of them! Never a dull moment helping others connect with the right book for them. Also, being surrounded by books is a dream.
The coolest thing about the company are your co-workers. And that, of course, is a random grab-bag. The company itself is shit to its employees, but likes to paint it up to be great because every once in a while they'll give you pencil with the BAM logo on it for free, or something along the lines of that. They press very, very, very hard for membership card and magazine sales, which in itself isn't terrible, but the fact is that if you aren't STELLAR at it, you suffer. You'll never get a raise (and therefore you will be stuck in actual minimum wage, which is 7 dollars in my state) and still be doing a LOT of backbreaking work, running around to help managers keep the store clean and tidy and stocked because employees keep quitting.