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Hastings Entertainment Interview Questions

Interviews at Hastings Entertainment

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    Inventory Control Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hastings Entertainment (Waco, TX) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Did the app, got called for an interview about a week later. Group interview with about 5 other people. Basic questions. The manager and manager in training at the time interviewed ua in the break room. Not really a personal interview, generic questions.

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    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Hastings Entertainment (Amarillo, TX) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Had to interview with 6 different people all associated with the job. They flew me in from my home state and for my motel stay, car rental, and meals. Interview took approximately 1 1/2 hours. Once completed they had me stay another night to look around the area and I flew back the next day. Once I returned home they called me and offered me the job. They flew me back to Amarillo to find a place to live and provided me with relocation assistance.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me how I stay up to date on the current trends and changing needs of the customers.They were very thorough in the interview process. Asked me questions on my experience. How I handled difficult customers and my ability to negotiate. Asked me about me previous work history as well ad how I could relate those experience to the job.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation took place. However don't under sell yourself and feel confident in what you are worth. Don't be desperate and don't always accept the first offer. If at all possible try to make a counter offer before accepting the job.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Hastings Entertainment in October 2011.

    Interview

    I was hired as a seasonal employee during an impersonal group interview of 4 applicants. All 4 of us were hired, 3 of us were kept as regular employees after the season and worked more than a year at Hastings. I am now the only remaining employee from that group interview.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could have one superpower, what would it be?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, starting pay at minimum wage, despite 5+ years retail experience, only part-time position offered (still art-time after 2 years).


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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hastings Entertainment in June 2009.

    Interview

    My guess is that I got a new interviewer. The questions were vague to the point of being nonsensical. He mumbled so much that it was difficult to understand him. When I called to confirm the date of the interview, he acted like I was insane for doing such a thing and when I got there I had to wait for an hour after my scheduled interview time before I could talk to him.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lake Jackson, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Hastings Entertainment (Lake Jackson, TX) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Applied at Store in person, they called me in for interview, interview consisted of basic questions - why do you want the job, do you have experience handling cash, what customer experience do you have, how would you handle an irate customer, they called all my references and then I did a drug test, then was hired at minimum wage

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    Negotiation

    There was not any negotiation


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    Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ardmore, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hastings Entertainment (Ardmore, OK) in June 2014.

    Interview

    The first interview was very informal and just a review of my resume and made sure I could work retail hours (nights and weekends). The second was with the dm and was a STAR (Situation /task/action/results ) interview. The third was with HR and was also a STAR interview. They basically want to know what you have done in common situations and how it worked out. They will also ask about your abilit to travel and/or relocate as this is required for an MIT

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    Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Yukon, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hastings Entertainment (Yukon, OK) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I met with Store Manager and had several behavioral questions, pretty basic really, then an a phone interview with District manager, more of the same, and finally a phone interview with their corporate human resources director, I believe. Each step was progressively more difficult.
    It was 2nd time I had applied, first time I turned down offer. I feel they rushed me through second time.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time you had to monitor the progress on a group of associates...   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hastings Entertainment.

    Interview

    Application was online. Contacted 2 weeks after submitting the applicaton. Had one in person interview with the District Manager a week later. Was offered the job within a week of the interview. Whole process from initial application to start date was 2 months.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most important job aspect of being a store manager?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    My expected salary was a lot higher than the supposed starting salary. They offered lower than my expected amount, but higher than the initial amount, so I accepted.


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    Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Hastings Entertainment (Saint Joseph, MO) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Consists of basic questions that usually begin with "Tell me about a time when..."

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you couldn't make a deadline.   Answer Question

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    Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clovis, NM
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hastings Entertainment (Clovis, NM) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Was called for interview and then scheduled one. Done in person with store manager and district manager was not asked any questions related to the job other than can you work 45 hours a week, after that it was questions about my life or hobbies was weird, After that was a drug test and background screening.

    Interview Questions

    • Did you buy that game from us?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is none.


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