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It's gone somewhat downhill.

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Current Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Albuquerque, NM
Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Albuquerque, NM

I have been working at Hastings Entertainment part-time for more than a year

Pros

Everyone except for my store manager is very kind and helpful. If you have a question, they don't hesitate to answer it. They try to help new employees get comfortable and fit in.

The floor associates and the associates up front have the attitude of a team, so things get done.

The discount on books is really nice.

Cons

There really aren't any opportunities for advancement.

The manager has unreasonable expectations of associates. (e.g., You are the only associate in your department on Saturday night, and you are expected to stock three carts of merchandise while assisting customers and straightening, all in a five-or-so hour period.)

Hastings is understaffed.

There is a rather large disconnect between what corporate thinks goes on in the stores and what actually goes on in the stores.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show some more appreciation for your employees, and try to bridge the gap between those in executive positions and those working the sales floor in the stores.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good Career

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bryan, TX

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun product, great customers, easy going co-workers. Awesome discount on Used product

    Cons

    Upper management has made bad decisions since the company went public. There had been a 5 year wage freeze, but the CEO 's salary went from $880,000 to 1.2 million.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give yourself raises when you can't do the same for the rest of the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great career starting place, good management depending on the department

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst  in  Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst in Amarillo, TX

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, I had a great direct supervisor

    Cons

    The director over my department was not a fun guy to work for, some weeks required long work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice, be consistent

    Neutral Outlook
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