Barista (Former Employee) – University Park, PA – June 14, 2018
I had a lot of fun working at the Cafe. The people were great and every day was different. Learning the ropes of the machines and the cash register were interesting and something that I will have forever. The customers were always nice. The fast paced atmosphere was challenging at times but overall rewarding.
Barista (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 11, 2018
Working at Barnes & Noble is a fun relaxing experience. Most managers are respectful and understanding of your personal life. Working in the Cafe area can be hectic and busy sometimes but in all employees here know how to work together in a team to keep the store in place and organized
This job was actually a lot more work than advertised and personally i felt that the pay was too low for the amount of work you had to keep up with. Regardless, i did enjoy the job but the shifts were only four hours long when I worked there.
The Barnes and Noble Cafe is an ok place to work. The people and position can provide a fun work environment. However, this is the only Barista position I've had that doesn't allow tips. so you will probably earn minimum wage.
Barista (Former Employee) – San Bruno, CA – May 10, 2018
Typical day was opening the store, baking, prepping, and display management. Worst part of the job was hands down the management. They treated employees awful, wrecked work when an employee didn't finish on time. Another manager was constantly saying terrible things about almost every employee.
The Barnes and Noble in Midland was one of the best work experiences I have had so far. I loved the people I worked with and the management. They try very hard to work with you on scheduling and any life events that may come up.
Barista (Former Employee) – Tyler, TX – May 4, 2018
This would have been a good job had the manager cared about doing more than the absolute bare minimum. The people hired while I was there ended up being terrible and then ended up being fired because the manager only cared about having a warm body in the positions instead of looking into hiring good employees. He did not care if the store was severely understaffed. The easiest part of the job was dealing with the customers and the most difficult was dealing with management. It is very obvious that the company is slowly dwindling and going under by how little they pay their employees and how they only offer benefits to their full-time employees.
Fun work place with a tight knit team who is always willing to accept new employees!
Cashier/Bookseller/Barista (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – May 3, 2018
I always enjoyed going into work. Over all, it is a pretty quiet atmosphere with the occasional riveting conversation between a customer and an employee about the latest book release. I learned a lot about how to care for customers and balance a lot of different tasks at once. The management team is always training and preparing employees to move up in their status with the company. That is perhaps both the most difficult and most rewarding part of the job.
frequent free lunches, large break room with lockers and locks, fun atmosphere on the floor
Barista (Former Employee) – Miramar, FL – April 27, 2018
The workers are very friendly. Makes working at Barnes & Noble bearable, but be sure to do your tasks. They will get on your case, if needed. Learning the drink recipes are easy after a week or two, and the "rush" isn't that bad. I've seen/worked worse.
Barista and Server (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 19, 2018
I liked working here. All my coworkers were chill the management was decent although they would sometimes get worked up over sales which is understandable but for a PT college student I didn't care enough to feel bad that we weren't selling because of Amazon. Most of the money is coming from the books so I don't know why they'd pressure the Barista's into upselling .40 cent coffee cups.