Hastings Entertainment Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
45 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Front Counter Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Hastings Entertainment in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    The job interview was very laid back and easy. I was asked several questions about working with others and situations where I had to deal with unexpected issues. I was comfortable and hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • Give a situation where you were in a problem with a group and worked it out.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lewiston, ID
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewiston, ID
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hastings Entertainment in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    After interview process the hiring process took around 3 weeks to complete. Interview process was easy took about 20 minutes and was given a form to take a drug test

    Interview Questions
    • Basic questions, asked if school would interfere, very informal   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Book Associate, Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Hastings Entertainment in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very nice interview, laid back and simple. Another interview tomorrow. The guy was very nice and we talked about previous jobs, customers and nerd stuff . I was asked fun questions about time travelling and superheros. I felt it went really well and I am excited for tomorrow. After this interview I want the job so much!

    Interview Questions
    • What superhero I would be or superpower. Too many to decide!   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Floor Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Abilene, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abilene, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Hastings Entertainment in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was good, managers were nice, polite and relaxed in the interview process. Was a bit disappointed that the position that I was applying for was not even an actual position at that location yet, but may be created sometime in the future. They were just gathering a pool of applications for the future needs of the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Why was I interested in Hastings?
      Would I be willing to relocate?
      What were my salary requirements?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Lifestyles Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hobbs, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hobbs, NM
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hastings Entertainment in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    the management basically asked me the hours I would be available, what my goals were and what I planned on doing to contribute to the team, as long as you are confident you can easily get this job

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I do very well in interviews and can think on the spot and I was basically able to show the manager my skills
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Hastings Entertainment.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact is made by the recruiter after you apply online. There are two interviews with specific IT personnel and managers.

    Interview Questions
    • What methods do you use to solve complex problems outside your current realm of knowledge.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They asked what I was expecting as a salary and I explained that I would expect low range for starting because I was new to the career. They explained that they start people around 35 and offered me 37 in deference to the number of years I have in careers in general.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Spokane, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Hastings Entertainment in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview generic questions, what are your strengths and weaknesses. What is the most difficult instance you have to help solve. Favorite book, music video.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Helena, MT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Helena, MT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hastings Entertainment in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I really didn't have an interview process. I went in and the first thing the interviewer said was "Let's just skip the questions about you because basically I already hired you." I was kind of shocked because I have no experience as a barista.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating. I am getting paid $8 dollars an hour. Which is higher than the state's minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Inventory Control Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manhattan, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manhattan, KS
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Hastings Entertainment in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    They have you come in and they read off questions to you from a sheet. Not a big deal. What you need to focus on is your truth and priorities depending on the position you are applying for. For instance if you are interviewing for a customer service position. Answer the questions with a tribute of honesty, emphasize customer recover and trust worthy with cash handling experience. Also Hastings wants out going employees but not arrogant ones. Stay humble and righteous during the interview and you will be gold.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to handle a difficult customer and explain the outcome. Something like that, that question gets everyone.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Video Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kearney, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kearney, NE
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Hastings Entertainment.

    Interview Details

    Normal interview process. Normal interview questions although they get a little more specific. For example.. instead of "what are your weaknesses?" the questions would read more like "what are your weaknesses when under stress because of a work load?" The store manager and customer service manager both interviewed me. Although the store manager kept leaving.

    Interview Questions
    • Sometimes the questions got too specific and I couldn't answer them properly without making up a story. One question read something like "Tell me a time you disagreed with a manager and you were both right.. what did you do to compromise?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. "we can pay you 8.50 an hour... take it or leave it."
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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