Hollywood Video

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Hollywood Video Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
115 Reviews
3.8
115 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • fun, free movie rentals, great staff, over time, great customers, could play kids movie sometimes at work, free move rentals (in 31 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Low pay with lack of pay raises and lots of demand to push promotions (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Provo, UT

    I worked at Hollywood Video part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    pre-new release video rentals.

    Cons

    Management treats employees like children

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    An easy job to have during high school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hollywood Video

    Pros

    Laid back environment was a plus

    Cons

    Unrealistic additional sales goals to meet

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  5.  

    I loved this job- Fun atmosphere and great people!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Hollywood Video part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I particularly enjoyed the:
    Flexible work schedule
    Fun atmosphere
    Great co-workers
    Rental Perks
    Great store manager
    If you like movies and people, this job is perfect!

    Cons

    The pay was not anything to be desired, but as a part-time job, it serves its purpose. The store director also had a tendency to micromanage every detail of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage every detail of business

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not surprised they are out of business...

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Hollywood Video part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free rentals and availability before release dates. Flexible schedule. "Opportunities" for advancement supposedly. Nice customers. Some fellow hard workers were enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Overlooked for promotions despite being a hard worker. Poor company moral. Under paid wages. Lazy and incompetent management. Little appreciation for valuable employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your hard working employees and promote based on merit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Over-selling

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollywood Video

    Pros

    Flexible hours and free movie rentals

    Cons

    Poor employee treatment and low salary

  8.  

    Painful, when my store closed down.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Customer interaction and free movies!

    Cons

    Bad district managed coupled with bad decisions led to the downfall of the entire company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    reherg

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollywood Video

    Pros

    awesome company loved this place

    Cons

    none, best place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay in busines

  10.  

    A mixed bag, but I miss 'em

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    cool co-workers, fun clientele, nice fringe benefits like free movies

    Cons

    No real benefits for people over 20, cruel and anal upper management, low LOW pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to go out of business next time? :P Or, I guess, don't treat loyal employees like thieves on the occasion they don't follow policy unless the actual INTENT was to steal? I have no idea why you were so awful to so MANY employees who did nothing wrong but to cross a seemingly senseless rule (e.g. firing a guy for buying soda on a single shift when said shift was 8 hours!), especially when said rule wasn't enforced at all locations.

    My local store's manager Laura P. actually got it and was awesome. A way cool lady I learned a lot from. I wish they'd listened to folk like her more -- maybe then they'd still be around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Sales Sales

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    I got out of there. On a serious note I got to work with some amazing people. There were (at the time) a lot of stores so when I moved to Boston, I could find a store.

    Cons

    They closed, so I helped with the fire sale to get rid of everything, then the next store I was in closed. Each time another store closed I got a lateral promotion (promotion because I would get more hours, lateral because my pay and responsibilities would stay the same).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust that your employees want to make the store a better place. Treat employees well and give them the room to make the store better. and good job on getting rid of the purple shirts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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