Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Joel Weinshanker
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Pros
  • you get a pretty good employee discount (in 22 reviews)

  • They will teach you alot and the "Family" is fun to work with (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper-management acts like they have never opened a business book in their life (in 36 reviews)

  • Management was pretty lacking, customers have little to no idea what they are talking about (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Fun atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Manager in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Promotions Manager in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Independent work, no one constantly looking over your shoulder to get things done, co workers are a lot of fun.

    Cons

    I often would run out of work to do, making the days drag on and some days are extremely boring.


  2. Good Store - not enough hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in West Columbia, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in West Columbia, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Treated fairly by management Schedule meet my needs

    Cons

    Not enough hours on my schedule


  3. Corporate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun relaxed attitude with great co-workers. Get awesome store discounts and free tickets to the movies. overall a great place to work

    Cons

    The pay is below average and upper-management can be a little condescending at times.

    Advice to Management

    Pay what the jobs should pay and keep in mind not everyone has worked here for 20 years.


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  5. Looks good on the resume

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun working environment and nice people in office.

    Cons

    Pay is not worth the work you are putting in.


  6. Solid Job

    Current Employee - CSA in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - CSA in Spokane, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team work, friendly, goal oriented, employee discount, entertainment, competitive,

    Cons

    competitive, sometimes under staffed, multitasking

    Advice to Management

    Don't put so much stress on the reservation program sales goals.


  7. Great Place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cafe Manager
    Current Employee - Cafe Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fun environment, great employees and always something new.

    Cons

    Pay scale could be better for some positions and not enough hours given to complete tasks sometimes.


  8. Hasting Customer Service Assosiate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people where very fun to work with, and some of the regular customers that I developed a relationship with were enjoyable to help.

    Cons

    Management is very unappreciative of employees work. Constant reprimanding for ridiculous things. There was no reward for good work and very little affirmation from management. After a year of employment I was consistently offered around 10 hours a week which is not enough to make any kind of living. They promote and praise employees who don't work hard and don't provide good customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like they are completely expendable. Promote and praise the right employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and great products Great employee benefits Fun place to work

    Cons

    Some departments don't pay very well


  10. Hastings as a company is ok.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Book Department Manager
    Current Employee - Book Department Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    You get a great discount, hours are extremely flexible, someone is always willing to cover your shift, great insurance and paid vacation and sick to full time employees.

    Cons

    They give you 40 hours of work and expect it done in 20 hours. They love to throw around words like documentation.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more hours if you want a store to actually succeed


  11. Customer Service Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great colleagues, in-store discount.

    Cons

    Upper management usually awful with communication, usually overwork with the vague promise of hiring more help but it never happens.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication through all departments, hire the help needed to hit the desired work quotas.



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