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"Not horrible, but definitely not ideal."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Other employees are usually pleasant to work with.
Flexible schedules.
Full-time benefits.

Cons

Low pay.
Product constantly getting stolen.
Rare, or no raises.
The Waco building is in constant disrepair (leaking ceilings, mismatching carpets, bathrooms falling apart, old air vents constantly spewing dust, etc.). This makes it nearly impossible to keep your department clean and presentable.
Due to the nature of the store (carrying a lot of old used stuff you can't find at Target or Walmart), customers are extremely needy and often won't even bother looking for an item before they ask an associate to find it for them.

Advice to Management

A lot of employees are either getting second jobs or leaving for somewhere that will pay them more. Also, at this particular location (Waco), the building is the store's biggest enemy. It's extremely old, falling apart, and the landlord does not repair anything in reasonable time.

Other Employee Reviews for Hastings Entertainment

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Alexandria, LA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Alexandria, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's a lot of cool people!
    The discounts are pretty good.

    Cons

    Corporate is a joke.
    Write-ups are given with out a second thought.
    Customers that are known thieves aren't punished.
    Associates aren't allowed to defend themselves from customer assaults.
    The wrong associates are promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the associates that deserve it.
    Listen to your associates. Remember, without the associates, the store can't function.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hope you enjoy living at home and never being able to afford food much less gas."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Manager in New York, TX
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Manager in New York, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My manager in store is fantastic. He is the only reason most employees stick around. The discount is ok, but with what they pay us, you cant barely afford a cup of coffee.

    Cons

    The company itself does not give a crap about their employees. No matter if you have been working there for a month or 15 years, you are all treated like dirt on the bottom of the company's expensive shoes. Most of the employees have to work multiple jobs regardless if they are considered department managers. You cannot barely afford gas, yet the CEO and top dogs are flying around daily on their private jet.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people or you company is going under. You will never have quality people if you do not pay them well. In this economy where gas is $4+ a gallon and rent is sky rocketing, do the right thing. Reduce the amount of luxury trips you and your families go on, and help out the little people!

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