Hollywood Video
2.9 of 5 111 reviews
www.hollywoodvideo.com Wilsonville, OR 5000+ Employees

Hollywood Video Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
Hollywood Video – US – “game day”

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2.9 111 reviews

                             

13% Approve of the CEO

Hollywood Video CEO Mark Wattles

Mark Wattles

(39 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good job for a kid

    Shift Leader (Former Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsGet to talk about movies, video games. Not difficult, brainless work.

    ConsI felt like the characters in Clerks the movie. Waiting around was okay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyed the people I work along side and my store manager, but the Hollywood Corporation ruined their clientele.

    Guest Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Lacey, WA

    ProsEnjoy free movies and 20% of concessions and new/previously viewed movies.

    ConsCorporation ran the company into the ground. No work/life balance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    On board a sinking ship!

    Store Manager (Former Employee)
    Tucson, AZ

    ProsLot's of movies and an overall great staff/colleagues in the region

    ConsONGOING STORE CLOSURES/FIRINGS THEN FINALLY BANKRUPTCY

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay the rent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Over-selling

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours and free movie rentals

    ConsPoor employee treatment and low salary

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    Sales Sales Sales

    Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsI got out of there. On a serious note I got to work with some amazing people. There were (at the time) a lot of stores so when I moved to Boston, I could find a store.

    ConsThey closed, so I helped with the fire sale to get rid of everything, then the next store I was in closed. Each time another store closed I got a lateral promotion (promotion because I would get more hours, lateral because my pay and responsibilities would stay the same).

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust that your employees want to make the store a better place. Treat employees well and give them the room to make the store better. and good job on getting rid of the purple shirts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Store Manager (Former Employee)
    Dayton, OH

    ProsIt was a fun atmosphere.

    ConsThe company is no longer in business.

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    no promotions from within

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsYou got to rent free movies. But that's about it.

    ConsPoor culture - they want Hollywood to be your whole life. Low pay, unorganized management, no promotions from within.

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    Easy work and very little pressure, but boring and unfufilling.

    Guest Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Prosfree movie rentals, easy place to work, friendly co workers, discounts on merchandise, good corporate structure, safe workplace, easy scheduling,

    Consboring, unfufilling, occasionally annoying customers, bad holiday overtime, incompetent management, flourescent lights, on your feet all day, late hours on weekends

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy manager was put to work before he finished management training and it made it impossible to work because he had no idea how to solve even the smallest of problems. Have your store managers finish their training before putting them to work.

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    Thoughts

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Nesconset, NY

    ProsFree rentals were nice, still having a job would be nicer.

    ConsThe upper managment failed to share information with store managment and instead of doing their own jobs were out on interviews while telling everyone that "it's all under control"

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease, talk to your employees

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    Seemed like it was great before acquisition by Movie Gallery

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Wilsonville, OR

    ProsAnalyzing and optimizing movie rental retail provides for interesting work. There were some key mid-level managers that were excellent leaders.

    ConsAcquisition by smaller Movie Gallery meant meant Movie Gallery management didn't know how to drive the ship. A lot of office politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFinally Hollywood Video went into Chapter 7. When revenues start declining, you can't keep doing things the same way. When new methods are proven, you need to adjust.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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