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Underpaid, and unfairly run.

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Former Employee - Lifestyles/Music Department Manager  in  Norman, OK
Former Employee - Lifestyles/Music Department Manager in Norman, OK

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

Pros

The discount on used products is pretty nice, and depending on the day and the management work can be enjoyable, with the ability to choose music and videos.

Cons

The management is pretty poor and the pay scale is not helpful. It is very difficult to get a promotion and the raise that comes with it is quite low. The other department mangers are easy to work along side but upper management seems to not understand how to run a retail store. Buying items that wont well and overstocking the floor. The CEO seems very out of the loop as during Christmas when employees were working and the store manager working upwards of 60 hours a week we get a postcard from him of a picture of him and his family in Aspen.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management needs to work more in the actual store to understand how their changes are being implemented.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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
  2.  

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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