Baker & Taylor Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2020

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3.0
45%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
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Baker & Taylor President and CEO 	George Coe
George Coe
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, good communication, allowed to do your job without micro-management(in 8 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours and interesting work environment(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "A select few in upper management hold all of the power and do not show any respect for the individuals who run the business for them(in 9 reviews)

  • "low pay, expensive benefits, disorganized and vague focus under new owners(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Sold entire retail business"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you want to work in the library business...

    Cons

    Constant leadership changes every couple of years.

  2. "Fun while it lasted"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    quiet office and helpful management that was focused on getting things done

    Cons

    position was short lived due to company decisions


  3. "Some Bad Decisions Aside, Still A Good Company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company, friendly coworkers, supportive staff

    Cons

    Division was dissolved...customers were happy so were more than shocked when the decision was made

  4. "Good for stability"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stability, even after merge with Follett and recentlay-off's

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth. Salaries have remained stagnant in my 10+ years

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  5. "Average overall"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receiving Clerk in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly environment, overtime available

    Cons

    You're nothing more than an employee there, can feel very replaceable

  6. "Run"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vas Department in Momence, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Right now they are paying double time if you work over 46 hrs. a week

    Cons

    We have been on overtime for a few years, 10 hrs a day and Saturday.

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  7. "Experienced Senior Merchandise/Purchasing Manager with a history of working in the wholesale industry."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Professional work environment by management

    Cons

    Industry changes effected changes at corporate level

  8. "Great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Order Picker in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker & Taylor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People management easy clean laid back

    Cons

    None closing no a/c no heat love it

  9. "Closing"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dont have to take work home and management is flexible with work/life balance

    Cons

    company is closing suddenly ..

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Retail Entertainment Division to competitor, Ingram Entertainment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Uninvolved boss who has a narrow skill set

    Cons

    low pay, expensive benefits, disorganized and vague focus under new owners. George Coe, Pres & CEO left company after a few months under new owners

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