Hastings Entertainment

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Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
238 Reviews
2.5
238 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is fair especially on books, employees are great to work with (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 35 reviews)

  • Upper Management expects the store to be perfect with little to no hours given to complete the projects (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSM in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - CSM in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A wonderful place to work. You get out of it what you put into it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Executive Team. The executive team continues to focus on the changing environment of retail entertainment in order to continue grow the company.

    Cons

    Retail, not many holidays. I would love to have more time with my family. Being in retail pay is not always competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share vision with all associates.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a fun job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Enid, OK
    Former Employee - Cashier in Enid, OK

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Got to listen to music all day.

    Cons

    Working late hours was not much fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Conroe, TX

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent hours, fun enviroment

    Cons

    The pay was not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love to work there again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Really good work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Amarillo, TX

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

    Pros

    People are key here: really good working environment and the people really make the environment at corporate headquarters. There's good camaraderie among the employees, generally good sense of humor, and little backstabbing. Relatively flat hierarchy, so able to talk with senior management if willing. Also a very tolerant culture (which sadly can't be said for all West Texan companies.)

    Cons

    Hard, challenging work, but those that make an effort will likely be recognized for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great small town store

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Lubbock, TX

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

    Pros

    ook, video,music and coffee store all in one.

    Cons

    running a small crew to save hours in a big store

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work and build my business knowledge

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Fayetteville, AR

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Co workers and management.

    Cons

    Would like the pay to be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better pay to employees would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hastings is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The job itself is easy, your costumers are friendly most of the time. You make a friendship with your fellow coworkers easily.

    Cons

    The pay is not good. Now maybe if your in high school or college and you dont have a family it maybe ok for you. The pay for this town is not the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CSM is not on top of things...I think that makes the store lack.

  10.  

    It's a great place to work--fast paced, fun, and always a good time.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Counter Team Lead in Richmond, IN
    Current Employee - Front Counter Team Lead in Richmond, IN

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment

    Pros

    Hastings Entertainment has excellent managers, fun and capable coworkers, and relatively nice pay. The store carries very interesting and entertaining products. The employee discount is excellent and varies from item to item. The help desk is always available by phone and they can help almost every problem a manager may have.

    Cons

    Lots of stress on busy days. Sometimes there aren't enough employees to cover all the work to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's a great place to work. Great atmosphere, and fun place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment

    Pros

    You get to listen to music all day and help people find the things that they enjoy...sometimes you even get to show them something new that they will like, too.
    There's plenty of room to move up in the company if you are willing to put forth the effort.
    They have a lot of good standards when it comes to customer service.

    Cons

    There isn't anything I have to say bad about this company.
    Its all about keeping work fun. The more you make it seem like work the more it is work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every building needs a solid foundation. Without the foundation the rest just crumbles. Customer Service is the cornerstone of any foundation. If we build from there the rest will be a masterpiece.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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