I worked at Hollywood Video part-time (More than 8 years)
Talking to customers about movies all day was the greatest! Staff were very fun to work with and also loved movies. You could check out three movies/games at a time for free. Flexible schedule!
Working holidays wasn't fun. You could receive late fees on your free movie rentals even though you worked there. We went through a good four managers at several locations that I worked at. Basically I moved from each store in Tampa until they were all closed; starting at Bruce B Downs. Pay was very low.
Advice to Management
I think they could have lasted a few more years like Blockbuster if they had not changed the monthly rental system to some messed up point system. It confused the customers so badly that they left in droves that last year. If I, as an employee, can barely describe the new rental system then your customers sure are not going to understand. It definitely was their quicker downfall.
I applied online. I interviewed at Hollywood Video.
I was taken into management's office and had a one on one with the store manager. The same day, I was asked to interview with the district manager. At that interview, I was with three other candidates, we were asked questions about our experience, life goals, and movies.
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