Hollywood Video

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Hollywood Video Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
114 Reviews
3.5
114 Reviews
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Hollywood Video CEO Mark Wattles
Mark Wattles
39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • fun, free movie rentals, great staff, over time, great customers, could play kids movie sometimes at work, free move rentals (in 30 reviews)

  • Free movie rentals and discounts, fun place to work (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • No real benefits for people over 20, cruel and anal upper management, low LOW pay (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay with lack of pay raises and lots of demand to push promotions (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    franchise

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hollywood Video

    Pros

    fun people, good environment, good regulars

    Cons

    low pay, terrible upper management

  2.  

    Good job for a kid

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Torrance, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Best Retail Job I Ever Had

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Worked 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.

    Cons

    Corporate 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 ManagementAdvice

    Sad 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....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative  in  Lacey, WA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Lacey, WA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good first time manger job

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Chino, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chino, CA

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

    Pros

    Quick progression from entry level to store management

    Cons

    Inconsistencies from district to district

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the developement of your district managers and it will trickle down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    fun, but sales goals were impossible.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Director

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    movie 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Senior Management after acquisition were highly inept.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    They weren't a bad company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Athens, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Free movie rentals.

    Cons

    Sometimes a lot of responsibility for little pay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    On board a sinking ship!

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    ONGOING STORE CLOSURES/FIRINGS THEN FINALLY BANKRUPTCY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the rent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great people make up this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The staff were all extremely knowledgable & talented.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring so many chiefs & put the money into the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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