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Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Verizon is a dynamic company with a vision of the future. Technology is always chaging, providing opportunities for lear

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Backup Administrator in Temple Terrace, FL
    Former Employee - Backup Administrator in Temple Terrace, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Verizon excels at providing opportunities to learn and grow. They provide an excellent compensation program with great benefits.

    Cons

    At the time of my RIF (Reduction in Force), there were no positions available here in Tampa. As I had no desire to relocate, I had to accept the layoff.

    Advice to Management

    I desire a position that test my skills, makes my think outside the box and provides a path for promotion. I desire that the company that employs me is as flexible to my needs as they expect me to be to their needs. I want to be part of a team that want to do more than what is required.


  2. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at hmv

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, friendly colleagues. Everyday is new and exciting. One of the best retail experience i've ever had. Employee discounts is welcomed

    Cons

    Management is disorganized, employees have to go beyond their role. Lack of understanding when changing shifts. Continually find reasons to critiicize.

    Advice to Management

    Look at each individual as a person, not a statistic. If they hate customer service, then ultimately should reconsider their career path. Having the feeling of being too good and above your position is disheartening to employees.


  3. Assistant Store Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at hmv full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working with great products across music, film, games & technology. There are a lot of great people involved across the business. Salary is fairly good at management level compared to similar roles in retail.

    Cons

    A lot of people have been in the business for a long time, coupled with less stores across the business make career progression more difficult. Not as forward thinking a business as they should be considering the nature of the products that they sell.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a clearer plan for career and company development. There doesn't seem to be a long term plan.


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  5. hmv oxford street salary

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at hmv part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, good environment, good chance to increase your work hours.

    Cons

    Usual retail management, sales targets.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the most out of your employees by assigning them specifically to sections they are best in.


  6. Loss Prevention Investigator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at hmv full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Not a enough profit from books, CDs and video games

    Advice to Management

    Excellent Staff great people


  7. top dog!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at hmv full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with products you're genuinely (and sometimes fanatically) interested in.
    Working alongside people from all walks of life but who share the same interests.
    Lots of opportunities in store to talk to customers and use your knowledge to make recommendations.
    Lots of head office staff have been sales assistants, supervisors, managers in the stores, so you'll find lots of people who are really passionate about the company in all corners of the business.
    Staff discount!

    Cons

    The outlook for the company seems to be positive but it's hard to shake off the 'ailing retailer' label!


  8. Great brand let down by the suits at the top who still consider themselves errr....top dog......

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)

    I worked at hmv

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

    Pros

    On the ground staff are passionate about the products and freind
    Y bunch by and large

    Cons

    Idiotic instruction from the people in the know at "the top" and an "ops director" that is one of the rudest self preserving arrogant people known to man

    Advice to Management

    Leave it to the people who know more about products than you do and stop acting as if you are the best retailers known to the high street....


  9. Lack of higher support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Time Sales Associate in Grande Prairie, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Full Time Sales Associate in Grande Prairie, AB (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Starting off there was a lot of immaturity from the staff, eventually I got use to it and we all became very close. An HMV staff becomes a family more than anything.

    Cons

    Lack of support from higher up, including regional manager, human resources, store manager and various store managers within alberta.

    Also, cut off pay in 14 an hour if you're sales staff no matter the amount of time you are employed.


  10. Misleading, horrible company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I worked at hmv full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    the people who you work with and regular customers who you get to know after a little while. Other than that nothing

    Cons

    Rubbish pay, company doesnt care, 0 hour contracts, no guarentee of hours, no breaks perks arent worth the while or effort

    Advice to Management

    Go back to how the store used to be, the new company is horrible to work for and treat customers and staff horrendously


  11. All I can say is pure cards..

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

    I have been working at hmv part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay in comparison to other companies
    Friendly colleagues
    Easy commute

    Cons

    Worked to the bone
    Not much training offered
    Too much pressure for add-on sales
    Not focused on anything else but hard to reach targets

    Advice to Management

    Unprofessional management style called bullying

    Need to be more respectful to staff



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