Hastings Entertainment

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who wants this-stress and heartaches

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Current Employee - Backroom  in  Lubbock, TX
Current Employee - Backroom in Lubbock, TX

Pros

customers-some
other employees
employee discount
getting off work

Cons

task driven to non success
people are not important any longer
no raises
no job security
turnover is unbelievably high

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to your people
stop letting corporate run stores and have faith in managers
share the wealth
add incentives to jobs since no raises in the works
stop these failed operational issues and train people right

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Hastings Entertainment

  1.  

    I can't believe they cut workforce so much as to continually deny me a 5 min. break after 6 hours!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier & Customer Service  in  Mountain Home, AR
    Current Employee - Cashier & Customer Service in Mountain Home, AR

    Pros

    Availability of company health insurance plan after 90 days.

    Cons

    Management pay is so low that they have cruel folks in management that are allowed to continue because it saves the company a few bucks in payroll!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trumpeting that most cruel fiction that oh, yes, our sales are down, but the way we are going to turn that around is by letting our happiness be more evident...it will rub off on john q. customer and they will want to spend more time in our store and thus part with more cash... Your suggestive selling is so horrible to push us flunkies to push a product that is over priced. That is...a coke that is no more than a dollar in a machine is a mere $ 1.69 at Hastings !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like the Devil drawing a line in the sand and asking you to step over it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    Employee discount
    Great Co-workers
    Cool products
    Rental Membership

    Cons

    Poor communication
    Too many hours (48+ a week)
    Lack of corporate accountability
    Lack of corporate leadership
    Lack of district leadership
    Dark Ages leadership mentality
    Unrealistic goals
    No positive feedback
    Excessive favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more attention in your employees. Take the time to notice what they do and what they contribute. And take your head out of your wallet and realize that with continued "Wage Freezes" you are going to lose great people. With the poor leadership in your local districts and with your distric leaders conflicting information and zero accountability, you are going to continue to lose great associates. Great job, promoting and parading idiots.
    It would be very helpful to your company, when, during a corporate visit, your executives actually speak to the associates and stop walking around with scowls on their face. It would also improve moral greatly if you acknowledged the contributions the store staff made, instead of merely pointing our what they are "NOT DOING". Its quite tragic, when you assess the level of accountability on the corporate scale. You are always asking more from the store, but never giving anything more than a passable attitude to it all. Take care of your people, or you'll have none left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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