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"The people are great but..."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It is one of those jobs where if you did not love what you were doing it would be an absolute waste of time. A majority of the time I worked for Hastings I loved coming to work and hanging out with the people who worked there as well. The job was not designed to be a difficult one although due to the graces of our corporate overlords they decided to make it so. I suppose to answer the question correctly though I would have to say the best reasons to work there are for the people you meet in doing so.

Cons

The corporate management is ridiculous.

Advice to Management

Allow your stores a bit more freedom. We are the ones that actually know what is going on, not you guys in the big office buildings.

Other Employee Reviews for Hastings Entertainment

  1. "Hastings can be promising."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The chance to work in a fast paced, fun and friendly work environment. The ability to really learn retail in three different categories(music, books, video). No two days are ever the same,

    Cons

    Financial compensation is not competitive with the market. Very disorganized leadership, constant shifting of senior leadership. Very little in way of positive feedback. Contradicting views on loss prevention, is more like loss reaction.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on what your Stores are going to be and stick with that plan. Constant shifting of plans and reorganization does not lead to a very stable or enviable work environment.


  2. "Great Learning experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager In Training
    Former Employee - Store Manager In Training
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience and expand resume, stepping stone to something bigger.

    Cons

    no complaints i realy felt like it was what any manager position would be.

    Advice to Management

    more praise for hourly associates.

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