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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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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ontario, CA
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    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

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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at hmv.

    Interview

    When I got to the store I was informed that this was a group interview, without any previous warning. After wondering around the store doing some quiz where we basically we had to browse and find names of artists, some of them quite difficult and impossible to find.

    After the interview process, I was told that successful applicants will be informed by phone whereas those who were not successful will receive an email. After the weekend passed, interview was on a Tuesday, I called as I had neither a yes or no answer. I was told that all people was informed, at which I told them that they completely forgot about me. She was very rude and said that was unfortunate. I will never considerate working with them. If they can't organise a proper recruitment god know how they are going to manage shifts, schedule and my wages!

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hmv Awards & Accolades

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

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