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
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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.  

    Pretty good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollywood Video

    Pros

    get to work in movies

    Cons

    "no cats!" policy, pants required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more hugs please!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Best Job I ever had

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time

    Pros

    Worked with Videos on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Company closed due to rising costs

  3.  

    It had great perks but the room for growth was stunted

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative  in  Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Chico, CA

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

    Pros

    Free movie rentals, talking about movies you love to customers. Working with fun people that had the same interests with you was great.

    Cons

    I didn't like that I had no room for growth in pay rate and that of course it closed down only after a year of working there. Did not like the push for selling rental programs either.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Going Down

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Manager in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities as people were leaving this failing company.

    Cons

    It was failing and doing so quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let it fail

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

    It was fun while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Part Time  in  Ansonia, CT
    Former Employee - Part Time in Ansonia, CT

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

    Pros

    Great selection of movies. Employees fun to work with.

    Cons

    The switch from rental stores to online streaming/Redbox.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You did what you could.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    shift lead

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

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

    Pros

    Free movie rentals and discounts, fun place to work

    Cons

    Low pay with lack of pay raises and lots of demand to push promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    went out of business so no point!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Its a shame they invested so much of their funds into the dying movie rental business instead of their growing Gamecrazy

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Garfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Garfield, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere for younger people to gain some management experience

    Cons

    Company focused too much into a dying industry instead of their video game retail side of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Proper Managment would do this company great

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    free movie rentals, flexible hours, getting to meet lots of new people, regular customers, renting movies the night before they are released,

    Cons

    immature co-workers, hourly, no benefits, little room for growth, rude bosses, having to "babysit" your co-workers, general dislike of the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a way to track when the employees are giving movies away. I witnessed it and had to write people up often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun! Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader  in  Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Pottstown, PA

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

    Pros

    - Great people to work with
    - Free rentals

    Cons

    - Stressful at times, especially holidays.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    It was a fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    The company is no longer in business.

    No opinion of CEO

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