Hollywood Video

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Hollywood Video Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
114 Reviews
3.5
114 Reviews
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Hollywood Video CEO Mark Wattles
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39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • fun, free movie rentals, great staff, over time, great customers, could play kids movie sometimes at work, free move rentals (in 30 reviews)

  • Free movie rentals and discounts, fun place to work (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • No real benefits for people over 20, cruel and anal upper management, low LOW pay (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay with lack of pay raises and lots of demand to push promotions (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Job. Fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hollywood Video

    Pros

    Great experience, Great people, fun times

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, Dealing with customers

  2.  

    Good Starter Job, Poor High Level Management

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment with a great client base. Provides an excellent opportunity to work around media that you are passionate about and to find others with shared interests and ideas.

    Cons

    Poor compensation and a management structure that focuses too heavily on sales quotas as opposed to client service. Quota structure incentivizes sale of product with lower profit margins defeating purpose of holding sales force accountable for increasing company's bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Client Service not Salesmanship and Qoutas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent Retail Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollywood Video

    Pros

    It was very easy. Spent a lot of time reading since we were near a Blockbuster. Got free movies and games each week.

    Cons

    The pay was not very good, and the management was mediocre at best. We were expected to sell promotions with little to no incentive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good first time manger job

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Chino, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chino, CA

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quick progression from entry level to store management

    Cons

    Inconsistencies from district to district

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the developement of your district managers and it will trickle down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The company was good to work for before the Movie Gallery Acquisition. All down hill from there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Company culture was good prior to Movie Gallery Acquisition.

    Cons

    Senior Management after acquisition were highly inept.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    They weren't a bad company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Athens, OH

    I worked at Hollywood Video part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Free movie rentals.

    Cons

    Sometimes a lot of responsibility for little pay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A mixed bag, but I miss 'em

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    cool co-workers, fun clientele, nice fringe benefits like free movies

    Cons

    No real benefits for people over 20, cruel and anal upper management, low LOW pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to go out of business next time? :P Or, I guess, don't treat loyal employees like thieves on the occasion they don't follow policy unless the actual INTENT was to steal? I have no idea why you were so awful to so MANY employees who did nothing wrong but to cross a seemingly senseless rule (e.g. firing a guy for buying soda on a single shift when said shift was 8 hours!), especially when said rule wasn't enforced at all locations.

    My local store's manager Laura P. actually got it and was awesome. A way cool lady I learned a lot from. I wish they'd listened to folk like her more -- maybe then they'd still be around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollywood Video

    Pros

    get to work in movies

    Cons

    "no cats!" policy, pants required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more hugs please!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Going Down

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Manager in Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities as people were leaving this failing company.

    Cons

    It was failing and doing so quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let it fail

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was fun while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Part Time  in  Ansonia, CT
    Former Employee - Part Time in Ansonia, CT

    I worked at Hollywood Video part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great selection of movies. Employees fun to work with.

    Cons

    The switch from rental stores to online streaming/Redbox.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You did what you could.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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