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Hollywood Video Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
Hollywood Video – US – “game day”

All Employees Current Employees Only

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

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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    Good Starter Job, Poor High Level Management

    Shift Manager (Former Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsFun 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.

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementFocus on Client Service not Salesmanship and Qoutas

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

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    Decent Retail Job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good first time manger job

    Store Manager (Former Employee) Chino, CA

    ProsQuick progression from entry level to store management

    ConsInconsistencies from district to district

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the developement of your district managers and it will trickle down

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsSenior Management after acquisition were highly inept.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They weren't a bad company to work for.

    Shift Manager (Former Employee) Athens, OH

    ProsFlexible hours. Free movie rentals.

    ConsSometimes a lot of responsibility for little pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A mixed bag, but I miss 'em

    Shift Leader (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

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

    ConsNo real benefits for people over 20, cruel and anal upper management, low LOW pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry 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.

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

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    Pretty good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosget to work in movies

    Cons"no cats!" policy, pants required

    Advice to Senior Managementmore hugs please!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Going Down

    Manager (Former Employee) Wilsonville, OR

    ProsLots of opportunities as people were leaving this failing company.

    ConsIt was failing and doing so quickly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let it fail

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

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    It was fun while it lasted.

    Part Time (Former Employee) Ansonia, CT

    ProsGreat selection of movies. Employees fun to work with.

    ConsThe switch from rental stores to online streaming/Redbox.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou did what you could.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    shift lead

    Shift Leader (Former Employee) Oceanside, CA

    ProsFree movie rentals and discounts, fun place to work

    ConsLow pay with lack of pay raises and lots of demand to push promotions

    Advice to Senior Managementwent out of business so no point!

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

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