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Hollywood Video

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Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Puyallup, WA
Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Puyallup, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Hollywood Video part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Close knit group Fun environment Work as a team Can start own little store projects

Cons

Asking for late fee payments Selling Powerplay No pay advances

Other Employee Reviews for Hollywood Video

  1. There is a reason why the company filed for bankruptcy and closed!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule -easy to move up -fun environment -free rentals and access to movies before they were released -employee discounts on games and accessories -great employees with a drive to succeed Everyday was a fun day on the job, because, as management, I made sure my team was pumped up enough to help customers and make sales. The people we would hire helped create a culture that spawned a district wide family. Everyone at the store levels knew each other and would consistently help each other out, and there was never animosity just a friendly camaraderie. I can't say I miss the friends I made there, because we still, mostly, keep in touch, but I do miss the culture we created.

    Cons

    Everything else that has to do with the company, and it was a pain to deal with anything at the store level. I say it was a pain because they changed their minds on everything a daily basis, and it was hard to complete everything you had to do within time limits and no hours for man power. They made horrible decisions and wasted money on the simplest things like marketing signage that would sit in the back office for years never to be used. There is a reason why they went belly up, and the employees had no control over it. HR was a joke and had no real authority over the elitism in upper management positions. They found any reason to fire you if they didn't like you, and lie so you couldn't collect unemployment. The pay was lousy and for the amount of work you put in was not enough for what they asked of you, and towards the end they just didn't bother to pay certain people.


  2. Entertaining

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Havertown, PA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Havertown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Video (Less than a year)

    Pros

    watched movies while doing basic work, great customer base, free rentals.

    Cons

    the customers, having management coming in every other day, the fact that you have to sell magazine subscriptions to keep your job.

    Advice to Management

    dont treat your employees like magazine hocking monkeys, and you might just get more of a positive reaction out of who works for you.


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