Hollywood Video Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. very great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brookhaven, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brookhaven, PA

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the people that i had worked with and the customers

    Cons

    there really wasnt any if i had to pick the paper work inventory

    Advice to Management

    as long as your doing ur job and showing inprovement you cna move up the ladder quickly


  2. 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


  3. Good job for a kid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Hollywood Video part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Lacey, WA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Lacey, WA

    I worked at Hollywood Video part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  6. Best Retail Job I Ever Had

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Hollywood Video part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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....


  7. Good first time manger job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chino, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chino, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quick progression from entry level to store management

    Cons

    Inconsistencies from district to district

    Advice to Management

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


  8. fun, but sales goals were impossible.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Director

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Senior Management after acquisition were highly inept.


  10. They weren't a bad company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Free movie rentals.

    Cons

    Sometimes a lot of responsibility for little pay.


  11. On board a sinking ship!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    ONGOING STORE CLOSURES/FIRINGS THEN FINALLY BANKRUPTCY

    Advice to Management

    Pay the rent



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