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"It's gone somewhat downhill."

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Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Albuquerque, NM
Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Albuquerque, NM
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Everyone except for my store manager is very kind and helpful. If you have a question, they don't hesitate to answer it. They try to help new employees get comfortable and fit in.

The floor associates and the associates up front have the attitude of a team, so things get done.

The discount on books is really nice.

Cons

There really aren't any opportunities for advancement.

The manager has unreasonable expectations of associates. (e.g., You are the only associate in your department on Saturday night, and you are expected to stock three carts of merchandise while assisting customers and straightening, all in a five-or-so hour period.)

Hastings is understaffed.

There is a rather large disconnect between what corporate thinks goes on in the stores and what actually goes on in the stores.

Advice to Management

Show some more appreciation for your employees, and try to bridge the gap between those in executive positions and those working the sales floor in the stores.

Other Employee Reviews for Hastings Entertainment

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor treatment by Corporate employees treated with condescending attitude"

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    Former Employee - Front Counter in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Front Counter in Bryan, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees were great, customers both good and bad.

    Cons

    Poor wages, degrading treatment by management and corporate. Every problem was because of employees as as told by management. a Yo yo style of hours given, then taken away. Yet all tasks were still expected to be done with out sufficient, manpower

    Advice to Management

    Quality of treatment of employees builds a solid company


  2. "Great career starting place, good management depending on the department"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst in Amarillo, TX
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, I had a great direct supervisor

    Cons

    The director over my department was not a fun guy to work for, some weeks required long work hours

    Advice to Management

    Be nice, be consistent

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