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"Not a good Career"

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Bryan, TX
Former Employee - Store Manager in Bryan, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Fun product, great customers, easy going co-workers. Awesome discount on Used product

Cons

Upper management has made bad decisions since the company went public. There had been a 5 year wage freeze, but the CEO 's salary went from $880,000 to 1.2 million.

Advice to Management

Don't give yourself raises when you can't do the same for the rest of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Hastings Entertainment

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's gone somewhat downhill."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor treatment by Corporate employees treated with condescending attitude"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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