Hollywood Video
2.8 of 5 103 reviews
www.hollywoodvideo.com Wilsonville, OR 5000+ Employees

Hollywood Video Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
Hollywood Video – US – “game day”

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2.8 103 reviews

                             

11% Approve of the CEO

Hollywood Video CEO Mark Wattles

Mark Wattles

(37 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Free rentals and availability before release dates"
    in 29 reviews
  • "Free movie rentals and discounts, fun place to work"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "No real benefits for people over 20, cruel and anal upper management, low LOW pay"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Low pay with lack of pay raises and lots of demand to push promotions"
    in 9 reviews
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Best Retail Job I Ever Had

Shift Leader (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I worked at Hollywood Video part-time for more than a year

ProsWorked with a great team, learned a great deal about management, plenty of independence in getting things done through out the day but also team work with other management in completing projects, pay was decent, free rentals and discounts on purchases were great too.

ConsCorporate RUINED HW video with Power Play. Constantly pushed it and it was not competitive enough for Netflix, instead it pushed customers away in my opinion.

Advice to Senior ManagementSad to see all the video stores gone! Can't say they didn't run themselves into the ground pushing ridiculous Power Play sales goals though....

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good job for a kid

Shift Leader (Former Employee)
Torrance, CA

I worked at Hollywood Video part-time for more than a year

ProsGet to talk about movies, video games. Not difficult, brainless work.

ConsI felt like the characters in Clerks the movie. Waiting around was okay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good first time manger job

Store Manager (Former Employee)
Chino, CA

I worked at Hollywood Video full-time for more than 3 years

ProsQuick progression from entry level to store management

ConsInconsistencies from district to district

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the developement of your district managers and it will trickle down

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The company was good to work for before the Movie Gallery Acquisition. All down hill from there.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hollywood Video full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood Benefits, Company culture was good prior to Movie Gallery Acquisition.

ConsSenior Management after acquisition were highly inept.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoyed the people I work along side and my store manager, but the Hollywood Corporation ruined their clientele.

Guest Service Representative (Former Employee)
Lacey, WA

I worked at Hollywood Video part-time for more than 3 years

ProsEnjoy free movies and 20% of concessions and new/previously viewed movies.

ConsCorporation ran the company into the ground. No work/life balance.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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fun, but sales goals were impossible.

Assistant Store Director (Former Employee)

I worked at Hollywood Video full-time for more than 3 years

Prosfun, free movie rentals, great staff, over time, great customers, could play kids movie sometimes at work, free move rentals

Conssales goals were impossible, threatened firing if did not meet goals. to save labor hours started having only 1 closer. low pay

Advice to Senior Managementmovie gallery paid too much for it. stop pressuring employees to sell subscriptions customers should find the place fun not being harassed by employees for their credit card.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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They weren't a bad company to work for.

Shift Manager (Former Employee)
Athens, OH

I worked at Hollywood Video part-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible hours. Free movie rentals.

ConsSometimes a lot of responsibility for little pay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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On board a sinking ship!

Store Manager (Former Employee)
Tucson, AZ

I worked at Hollywood Video full-time for more than a year

ProsLot's of movies and an overall great staff/colleagues in the region

ConsONGOING STORE CLOSURES/FIRINGS THEN FINALLY BANKRUPTCY

Advice to Senior ManagementPay the rent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people make up this company.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hollywood Video full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe staff were all extremely knowledgable & talented.

ConsConstant changing of the C Suite officers. Too top heavy.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring so many chiefs & put the money into the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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it's a job if you have no other form of income.

Customer Service (Former Employee)
Provo, UT

I worked at Hollywood Video part-time for less than a year

Prospre-new release video rentals.

ConsManagement treats employees like children

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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