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

Hollywood Video Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 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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    Wasn't bad while it lasted

    Store Director (Former Employee)
    Shoreline, WA

    ProsMoved up quickly within the company. From entry level to Store Manager in about 2 years. Flexible schedule, free movie rentals and the ability to watch movies before they come out to the general public. Decent benefits and even offered them to Part-Time employees.

    ConsHigh pressure sales, tyrannical leadership. Business model that was not successful for apparent reasons (because the company is not Out Of Business). Never put any serious effort or money into advertising, instead had their Salaried Store Managers out spamming parking lots with flyers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess corporate spending next time. Keep current with technology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfun people, good environment, good regulars

    Conslow pay, terrible upper management

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    Best Retail Job I Ever Had

    Shift Leader (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsWorked with a great team, learned a great deal about management, plenty of independence in getting things done through out the day but also team work with other management in completing projects, pay was decent, free rentals and discounts on purchases were great too.

    ConsCorporate RUINED HW video with Power Play. Constantly pushed it and it was not competitive enough for Netflix, instead it pushed customers away in my opinion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSad to see all the video stores gone! Can't say they didn't run themselves into the ground pushing ridiculous Power Play sales goals though....

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

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    fun, but sales goals were impossible.

    Assistant Store Director (Former Employee)

    Prosfun, free movie rentals, great staff, over time, great customers, could play kids movie sometimes at work, free move rentals

    Conssales goals were impossible, threatened firing if did not meet goals. to save labor hours started having only 1 closer. low pay

    Advice to Senior Managementmovie gallery paid too much for it. stop pressuring employees to sell subscriptions customers should find the place fun not being harassed by employees for their credit card.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people make up this company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe staff were all extremely knowledgable & talented.

    ConsConstant changing of the C Suite officers. Too top heavy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring so many chiefs & put the money into the company.

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

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    An easy job to have during high school

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLaid back environment was a plus

    ConsUnrealistic additional sales goals to meet

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    I loved this job- Fun atmosphere and great people!

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsI particularly enjoyed the:
    Flexible work schedule
    Fun atmosphere
    Great co-workers
    Rental Perks
    Great store manager
    If you like movies and people, this job is perfect!

    ConsThe pay was not anything to be desired, but as a part-time job, it serves its purpose. The store director also had a tendency to micromanage every detail of business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't micromanage every detail of business

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

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    Best Job I ever had

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorked with Videos on a daily basis.

    ConsCompany closed due to rising costs

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    It had great perks but the room for growth was stunted

    Guest Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Chico, CA

    ProsFree movie rentals, talking about movies you love to customers. Working with fun people that had the same interests with you was great.

    ConsI didn't like that I had no room for growth in pay rate and that of course it closed down only after a year of working there. Did not like the push for selling rental programs either.

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

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    Its a shame they invested so much of their funds into the dying movie rental business instead of their growing Gamecrazy

    Store Manager (Former Employee)
    Garfield, NJ

    ProsGreat atmosphere for younger people to gain some management experience

    ConsCompany focused too much into a dying industry instead of their video game retail side of the business.

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

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