Borders Employee Job Reviews in the United States

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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 37 Borders Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.3
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
3.7
Work Setting
4.0
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Medical Doctor

"I've worked with doctors without borders last year, it was a very exciting experience"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sales Floor Supervisor

"The job itself was fun, and fast paced."

What do you like about working at Borders?

"The management staff I worked with always had input and ideas for each other, always offered a lending hand."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"As the company is in the process of closing, it probably wouldn't be wise to expect a long lasting career through them."

What don't you like about working at Borders?

"The corporate office wasn't very supportive and didn't communicate with the store level management very well."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Always respect your peers and employees who are on a lower pay grade than you."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Barista

What do you like about working at Borders?

"intelligent conversation, lots of books, employee discount, accessible by public transit."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Why are you applying for a defunct chain Let's get you brushed up on what businesses are in and out of business."

What don't you like about working at Borders?

"It became clear the CEO of the company wasn't making good decisions. The GM was great though."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I'd use smaller spaces to better focus on specific genres."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Sales Clerk

What do you like about working at Borders?

"Engaging with the customers and helping them find what they were looking for."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you love to help people, let it be known. Be pleasant and cheerful with a great knowledge of a wide variety of genres."

What don't you like about working at Borders?

"The corporation had no clue on how to run a bookstore and the manager, while nice, did not know how to manage people."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would make sure to listen to my employees and be sure I knew what they were going through before demanding undeliverable tasks."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Café Manager

"Good company to work for"

What do you like about working at Borders?

"I loved the flexible working hours and easy access to books."

What don't you like about working at Borders?

"The management was quite horrible and overly paranoid about the smallest things."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest that any managers that worked at Borders should lighten up."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Bookseller

"The company, management and staff were outstanding."

What do you like about working at Borders?

"I enjoyed the work and I especially enjoyed my coworkers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"THe company is out of business so there are no opportunities with Borders Express."

What don't you like about working at Borders?

"There is absolutely nothing about Borders Express that I did not like."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Customer Service Representative

What do you like about working at Borders?

"I liked that it was laid back and shelving and good co-workers"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"be yourself, know how to work as a team, and on your own"

What don't you like about working at Borders?

"when the store closed the company did nothing for the employees that were losing their jobs"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would listen to the employees more, and steady hours and times"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
President

"EWB is a social service club/student chapter that I helped found at Notre Dame."

What do you like about working at Borders?

"As club President, I enjoy working with other engineers towards implementing sustainable engineering solutions in communities in need. I enjoy the freedom of the projects and the difference these projects make for these communities."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"There really is no interview, but communication is a key attribute of successful project leaders."

What don't you like about working at Borders?

"I don't like the lack of communication that currently exists between our student chapter and some of the professional EWB chapters we work with."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I want to improve communication between the student chapter and the professional EWB chapters we work with."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Cleaning Associate

What do you like about working at Borders?

"The people I worked with were always encouraging each other, teaming up to get things done, and striving to learn new things about our products and customers. It was a joy to be at work, doing what you loved with people you appreciated."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would have said just be yourself and share your passions. Now that the company is gone, I'd give that same advice to someone interviewing for a like minded company."

What don't you like about working at Borders?

"I didn't often get as many hours as I would have liked and I was in charge of cleaning the restrooms. I don't think I'd want to clean restrooms again!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would have listened to the employees and General Managers of my stores more. Employees often have great ideas about how to boost morale, sales and participation in events. They are the most valuable resource a company has and I wish our CEO had taken the opportunity to consult them."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Music Manager
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.1 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.1 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Cashier

"I am not surprised that they went out of business."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Company Culture 1 / 5
Way You Work 1.5 / 5
Human Resources Manager
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Server
Person You Work For 4.4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.5 / 5
Company Culture 4.4 / 5 Way You Work 4.5 / 5
Shift Manager
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2.6 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.4 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Cafe Seller
Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3.2 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Borders Reviews FAQs

Is Borders a good company to work for?

Borders has an overall rating of 3.8 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 37 Borders Review Ratings left anonymously by Borders employees, which is 3% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 95% of employees would recommend working at Borders.

Does Borders pay their employees well?

Borders employees earn $30,000 annually on average, or $14 per hour, which is 55% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 1 Borders employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Borders Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at Borders?

95% of employees would recommend working at Borders with the overall rating of 3.8 out of 5. Employees also rated Borders 3.8 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.3 for Rewards You Receive, 3.3 for Growth Opportunities and 3.8 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Borders?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Borders is a Vice President of Finance at $201,000 annually. Browse Borders Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Borders?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Borders is a Stock Associate at $12,000 annually. Browse Borders Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Borders?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Borders to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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