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"Got great working experience, however company is headed downward financially"

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Sherman, TX
Former Employee - Store Manager in Sherman, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Quick promotions if you put the work in.

Cons

Poor company controls, CEO is on BOD, and a majority stock holder.

Advice to Management

Start planning your next career move.

Other Employee Reviews for Hastings Entertainment

  1. "Fun place to work, hard place to pay your bills via"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Moscow, ID
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Moscow, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hastings has a fun environment, a decent discount and will almost certainly have -something- in the store which the employees can get excited about, making for a better customer time.

    Cons

    The pay was subpar and the store is run almost exclusively on part-time labor. The only people who got full-time were supervisors and management. The rest of the employees hours are erratic, both in number and placement.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, bad company"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Control Manager in Jefferson City, MO
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Manager in Jefferson City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good discount, a lot of flexibility with schedule if you have a good manager

    Cons

    After 10 years with the company I learned that it is all about your store manager. If you have a good manager, they do their best to shield their associates from the idiocy coming from the corporate offices. They also had a wage freeze in effect for about 3 years when I quit.

    Advice to Management

    Make smarter decisions, pay your people, and don't blame the little guys for the big guys mistakes. You can't cut labor back to nothing and still have everything get done.


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