Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Apply only if in high school...

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, fun coworkers and environment, casual dress code..

    Cons

    High turn over, mostly high school student age employees, no room for growth, company will probably be driven out of business by technology in the near future


  2. Company is gonna go down hill even after merger. The pay is garbage worked in IT for Corp pay was only 10.15/hr.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - IT Support in Amarillo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discounts, Co-workers, and coffee stores.

    Cons

    Pay is really low even for small town average. Micro management was bad, projects were given to one person and expected to be done the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Up wages and stop being cheap and you will get better employees! Two years wasted.


  3. barista

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Barista in Abilene, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good atmosphere, just enough trainting in cafe

    Cons

    pay, time off, schedule inconsistancy

    Advice to Management

    care about workers


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  5. Different in the end

    Current Employee - Manager in Alamogordo, NM
    Current Employee - Manager in Alamogordo, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Associates. Fun working most of the time

    Cons

    New management taking over and being a hypocrite the whole time

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  6. Stay away!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Jonesboro, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount on rentals, movies, and products.

    Cons

    Micromanagement!! If kerri, kristy, and misty still work there...don't even apply. They follow every step you make. Minimum wage, average insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up! You want better talent? Then pay better and be a better company!


  7. Customer Service Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to stock and move about floor at my own discretion as long as I did my work, occasionally got to switch things by working in other departments

    Cons

    Standard retail job; nothing you clean stays clean for more than half an hour, customers occasionally irate/annoyed about things out of your control, management is hounding you because they're being hounded by corporate, etc

    Advice to Management

    I know it's a part time job, but if your employee tells you he's a college student when you hire him, and asks for a bit of lax or leeway around finals time, I would listen to him instead of assigning him more hours than ever!


  8. Worst retail company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a job. Fun people to work with. Not a lot of good things to say about this company except good discounts.

    Cons

    No outside life. Very under paid. No empowerment what so ever. Daily hate mail emails to store managers.

    Advice to Management

    DLP's abuse their power and brag about firing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Toxic work environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nampa, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nampa, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible coworkers and regular customers.

    Cons

    Management constantly belittles and discourages you, blames you for poor profit margin, vaguely threatens to fire you on a weekly basis.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of who you let run your stores. If I wanted some to play games with my head, I'd get an abusive boyfriend.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Fun job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This job is fun and the'people are fun to work with. The product is awesome and discount is'pretty good too.

    Cons

    Not very competitive salary. Pay is lower than other retailer jobs. Corporate office has somewhat of a disconnect with the field.


  11. Awful

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Counter Team Lead in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Front Counter Team Lead in Lubbock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good discount. I was middle management and everyone at my level and below were great people.

    Cons

    Terrible management turnover, low pay, no backup from management when issues arise. I worked there for 1 year exactly and there were 6 different store managers. Upper management would look for reasons to get rid of managers they didn't like personally, despite them improving the sotre.



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