Hastings Entertainment

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Great retail environment

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Department Manager in Ames, IA
Current Employee - Department Manager in Ames, IA

I have been working at Hastings Entertainment

Pros

Good work/life balance
Fun environment
Mostly good employees
Excellent discount on some items
Plenty of upward advancement opportunities if you're willing to work for it

Cons

Pay isn't the best, but retail usually isn't
Some employees couldn't care less about the job and put forth zero effort
Corporate headquarters is in Texas and they don't understand how serious a midwest ice storm is and won't let the store close even if it puts employees in danger.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Higher pay would help retain more skilled employees
Get rid of dead weight employees so you can hire better ones

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Angelo, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Angelo, TX

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment

    Pros

    Its a good college job.
    It use to be really fun to work there
    the discount use to be great

    Cons

    You never know what they will throw at you next
    They quit giving rasies, but they are still hireing new people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the act together.
    Focus more on the employees who do the job right
    Please do not act like you care when you dont

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Corporate employee

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Programmer in Amarillo, TX

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment

    Pros

    Hastings is a great place to work in IT. You will get to know pretty much all aspects of the Hastings business within your first year. You will never get bored by staying on the same team all of the time.

    Cons

    Upper management undervalues the importance of IT and seems to place the most emphasis on the product teams. Thinks that IT is overpriced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT is not to be taken lightly. The entertainment market is going to start shifting away from brick and mortor and over to delivered content over the internet. Good IT will carry you to the future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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