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Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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  • Upper management has no idea what they are doing, policies change frequently (in 49 reviews)

  • High turnover rate which causes a lot of inefficiency (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Sad to See it Go (Hastings became a second family!)"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    The People
    The Atmosphere
    Being able to work around books, music, and movies

    Cons

    Compensation could have been better
    Mid-Range Management needed to get priorities straight and provide concrete directions that they could stand by.


  2. "Great place to work with great people"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really are engaging and love to help.

    Cons

    Long hours, some upper management can be a little cocky for their own good.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more open

  3. "District Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    loved working with people and helping them grow

    Cons

    the office was a constant roadblock to success

    Advice to Management

    find way to simplify


  4. "Pay"

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    Former Employee - GSM in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - GSM in Saint Joseph, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, always different fun to see new inventory

    Cons

    Low pay, some rude customers and needs remodel

    Advice to Management

    If you want to put in the long hours and are interested in retail.


  5. "Enjoyed My Time There"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, enjoyable work environment

    Cons

    There was little room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    I would have told them to budget better but it's a bit late for that now...


  6. "Lifestyles Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Product. Co-workers. Customer base. Being connected to popular culture

    Cons

    Management. POS. Inventory Control. Corporate


  7. "Great Place, RIP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Great co workers, fun environment and good discounts

    Cons

    Strange customers and the theft.

  8. "working at Hastings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere, fun people, good products

    Cons

    company went out of business


  9. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    cool movies and collectibles. the hardback cafe is a good copycat of starbucks but a little cheaper. this is a neat store to work for and the people are great.

    Cons

    leadership is lacking. you are expendable, most of the staff is part-time making flexibility a rare commodity and when people call in sick it is hard to find replacement help


  10. "Inventory Control Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prescott, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prescott, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Product Selection-Books,Huge Magazine section,Cd's,Videos for sale and rent,video games and systems,board games,pop vinyls and more.
    Co-workers Rocked.

    Cons

    Last owner. Made a buck and didn't care anymore.
    Company was behind the curve when it came to electronics,e readers etc.

    Advice to Management

    Don't surround yourself with yes men. You want different opinions/views.


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