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Got great working experience, however company is headed downward financially

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

I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Quick promotions if you put the work in.

Cons

Poor company controls, CEO is on BOD, and a majority stock holder.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start planning your next career move.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Fun place to work, hard place to pay your bills via

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Moscow, ID
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Moscow, ID

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

    Pros

    Hastings has a fun environment, a decent discount and will almost certainly have -something- in the store which the employees can get excited about, making for a better customer time.

    Cons

    The pay was subpar and the store is run almost exclusively on part-time labor. The only people who got full-time were supervisors and management. The rest of the employees hours are erratic, both in number and placement.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Unrewarding

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule for school. Fun overall atmosphere with co-works. Great book and merchandise discount. Great selection of merchandise.

    Cons

    Wage freeze 3 years, non-noncompetitive pay, no employee recognition. Hard to move up in the organization. Unfulfilled promises in compensation. Corporate office lives in its own little world there is no viable medium to give advice, comments or concerns. Upper management have a superiority complex and are demeaning to full time and part associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-think your hiring and promotion criteria. Store and district level management have too much a boys club mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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