hmv Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Fun Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at hmv part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, my love for music was supported, great customers, passion for what I sold

    Cons

    No room for advancement. I was with the company for 3 years, and was sent to help run other stores. I was constantly give hope that I would advance, but nothing ever came up.

    Advice to Management

    District Managers, Regional Managers, HO staff - Treat your store staff better. Dont take them for granted. A little encouragement goes a long way.


  2. Games and Technology Seasonal Colleague

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Decent pay compared to other - Good if you have an interest in Tech and Games

    Cons

    - None in Particular To be Honest


  3. Friendly, enjoyable, range of duties during working day made day fly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gfeat team, freedom to discuss wide range of products. Customer interaction was good.

    Cons

    Mornings could be boring as customers can come in later

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. manager

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company to work for. the people there are fantastic and I really enjoyed my time there. the company culture is very positive and they will help you grow.

    Cons

    As the music and movie industry has changed so rapidly over the past decade so has hmv. They struggled a little bit to find their new identity amidst all the the external changes.


  6. Decent place to work

    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at hmv part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, management was nice enough

    Cons

    Kind of hectic, short breaks


  7. 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)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  8. hmv oxford street salary

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  9. Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great development potential, support from Senior managers.

    Cons

    Long hours, few financial benefits

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff concerns


  10. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere as well as great people. Good working environment, OK staff discounts. Working in London makes it quite a social hub too.

    Cons

    Some bad management at times, not enough staff discount, can't really say much more, there's no more negatives that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff more. Communication within the group should be a hell of a lot more transport, we should also have more head office meetings.


  11. It's a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a comfortable pace, you get to work around a music minded environment, helping people find the newest Celine Dion album is ultra rewarding.

    Cons

    Minimum wage jobs suck. You are in a busy mall over the holidays earning only enough money to get yourself home on the bus and if lucky a meal while you are there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you do... taking advantage of consumers with your overpriced, outdated technology.



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