If you really needed to get something done, who do you go to for help? Is there anyone who fights the good fight for the stores if necessary? Just wondering who that would be. Ideas?
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I think it would be quite interesting if Follett made the list. /
Thanks RG. Profits continue to rise at FSS. Good employees are starting to leave. Replacements will cost far more if you can even find them. Your short term thinking on no raises for technology employees and cutting benefits is making you rich and... read more
I remember liking working here at Follett. Those days are gone though... People were kind to each other and the end goal was always clear. Boy are those days gone in every aspect. Today, the management is rude and completely immature, upper... read more
All I know is if we keep going they way we are going...we will fail. Putting profit before the people we serve is a no win strategy. Just like any structure...once the foundation is weekend, the top floors will soon fall. The weight of our executive... read more
Rental check in issues and CT slowness a major headline today. How was your headache?
As we go through life we try to find blame as to why our lives are not what we want them to be. Blame yourself. You are the captain of your vessel, and if you fail to define your desired course in life, or act in ways that will bring you closer to... read more
I like his company because___!
Thanks for forcing me to have to take vacation pay next year on 3 holidays. was 10. now 7. next year 4?
bye bye Ray. Thanks for nothin. Don't let the door kick ya in the arse on the way out.
The definition of harassment...Anybody out there feeling harassed???? I feel like I am being forced to leave my position, are you? (either harris-meant or huh-rass-meant) n. the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one... read more
I was also let go in my store after 15 years - given 10minutes to leave with a small severance package in hand- nothing wrong with me except that I had health insurance - get out and don't come back- Merry Christmas Ray
It's truly sad how negative our work environment has become. The situation is reaching toxic proportions. The majority hate coming into work - Are being supervised by people who don't really care about them - And are being directed by senior leaders... read more
I hate this company with a passion because....
Wholesale division gutted, at least 30 laid off today. A very sad day in Follett history. The company continues its ride to obsolescence.
7 more A D C let go..baker and Taylor is on some s_<< before the holidays.. bah humbug.
How about we stop looking at employees as mere tools of productivity and start treating people well, listening to them and giving them room to grow. And don’t do it just to squeeze more productivity out of them—they're smart enough to see that... read more
The management conferences are a complete waste of time and money, particularly in light of the current state of affairs of the company. They are meant to be morale boosters but morale would be boosted better by giving a meager pay increase each... read more
Am I the only one who gets ignored? No responses to emails sent to RM, department planners, HO, etc. So sick of it. RM never checks in and we only talk 2-3 times per year. Our RM sends the occasional group email to the SMs in the region "What are you... read more
Have you noticed that whenever the home office touts a new labor savings process that it generally adds inefficiencies to an already working process; however, the home office uses the changed process or procedure as a basis for cutting additional... read more
So much for all for one and one for all. Just proves that the executive office does not care. Instead of cutting overhead costs. Which it is very clear that the businesses cannot support, they add more overhead costs. Just curious how many of the... read more
Made three calls to GO today. Purchasing - Sorry they are not in today TAX dept for State Tax question. Oh, they have left for the day. It is only 2 PM, yeah just missed them? Finance looking for our missing funds. Phone answered - research done -... read more
They keep all of these VP's, Directors, CO's, all upper management but ask everyone at the store level to make cuts. They are taking pay away from the ones that least afford it. Why don't they get rid of some of the ineffectual management? There are... read more
Hey, let's cut payroll down to just 1 employee, then throw a sale in there, let's make it more fun and not have the discount matrix work. Great customer service. Hasslefree.
Remember the good old days at the Oak Brook Office when T.C.was our President, there was good morale among the employees, we had a nice cafeteria and Last but not least Rusty the dog.
How many Directors of IT and VPs of IT do we need?
Veterans Day is o.t. pay, RM says NO o.t. pay and suggested stores close on that day and observe the holiday. Ok sign on door will be-"store closed due to payroll restraints-good luck to all the teams that have games today-sorry we were not open for... read more
My "What does a SVP do all day besides Google ideas" post was removed. What's wrong? Hurt feelings?
Does anyone know what happened with DE?
The future of Follett is decided today. Pay dividends to family or invest in the company!
Lots of whispering going on amongst the managers and hr today. Rumors of angles being played to lower our pay to the same as woodridge, transfer of some to woodridge, and letting some of us go. What if we all bound together for a strike?
Management's writers are at it again. 3 of the latest reviews are titled; Great Job for Students, Part of a Family, Follett is Cool. Management lies to current employees and they lie to prospective employees. Glassdoor is anonymous. It's a great... read more
I don't see how they can cut anymore. They have cut to the bone. Although the ivory tower is close enough to their bonus that they may use short term thinking and do more layoffs. They want their bonus. So much this, . Who is there left... read more
HO already sent out the directive to severely trim payroll in November. Do you expect layoffs as well?
First we pummel Amazon and drive them out of college bookstores. Now Advanced Online is kicking Under Armour's butt. / read more
SM here and I am done trying to stick around. Too much uncertainty, not enough opportunity for growth in professional development or compensation to remain.
I see a lot of people bemoaning Amazon leaving the textbook business as bad for Follett, but explained it perfectly: You just don't understand. Our industry is different, we are not traditional retail. Follett has managed college... read more