Hollywood Video Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. 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 (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
  2. 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 (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
  3. 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 (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
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  5. 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 a year)

    Pros

    pre-new release video rentals.

    Cons

    Management treats employees like children

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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
  7. 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

  8. 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 a 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
  9. 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 a 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
  10. 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

  11. 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

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