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hmv Overview

www.hmv.com
London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1921
Company - Private
Retail
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Amazon, Tesco
hmv - the home of entertainment since 1921.

hmv Retail Ltd is a leading specialist retailer of music, film, games and related technology in England, Scotland and Wales. We have over 120 stores and employ 2,500 colleagues.

Our brand is ... Read more

Mission: Since 1921 we've made music and entertainment available to our customers in every format imaginable from sheet music to tape cassettes, Blu rays to vinyl, CDs and digital downloads.

We hold frequent in-store events around the UK with artists ... Read more

hmv Reviews

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  • "Part-Time Sales Associate Review"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and fun staff, good product, flexible hours, seniority.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, no raises, no opportunity for moving up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Store management is great, but the district manager is rude to employees and should appreciate them more.

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hmv Interviews

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at hmv (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)).

    Interview

    Straight forward interview, handed in a CV one day, got a call back a few days later, went in for an interview (about 15 minutes.) Got a call about a week later saying I the job.

    Interview Questions

    • As me typical things, previous experience, what I knew about the company, why I want to work with them, what department I would be best placed in (Music, Movies, or Tech) and why, how to deal with conflict in the work place, etc..   1 Answer
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hmv Awards & Accolades

  • Best Retail Brand, Music Week, 2015
  • Best Retail Brand, Music Week, 2013

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