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Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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Joel Weinshanker
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  • "Poor decisions made by owner and upper management led to its demise" (in 49 reviews)

  • "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" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Absolutely, totally, and utterly miss this place"

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    Current Employee - GSA in San Angelo, TX
    Current Employee - GSA in San Angelo, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work at; miss all of the people I worked with

    Cons

    Not many cons; just sometimes it was confusing of what they were doing


  2. "customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun place to work if you like movies.

    Cons

    Is was great. no cons.

  3. "Okay!"

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

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work
    Easy to move up

    Cons

    Low pay
    Hours never the same


  4. "Was a great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and wonderful management to work for. Fair and willing to work with you. Salary was comparable to the work done.

    Cons

    Corporate office is in Amarillo. new owner sucked the company dry. It was retail.


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    You gain knowledge, & you learn social skills as well..

    Cons

    Low pay, higher management was very unorganized ...

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized & hands on with employees


  6. "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different technologies to work in

    Cons

    Pay was on the lower side


  7. "Best job I ever had, ideal for lovers of music/movies/comics/books"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, 30% off all merchandise, casual dress code which allows tattoos/piercings and unnatural hair color, paid breaks, wonderful environment for lovers of the arts.

    Cons

    Coworkers want to stand around and text all day, occasional whiny customers, shoplifters.

    Advice to Management

    Reopen, it was so much fun and was a home and escape for many people.

  8. "Department 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

    great staff and flexible schedule

    Cons

    going out of buisness soon


  9. "I miss it so much"

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

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment. Great coworkers. I miss it!

    Cons

    Went under due to poor decisions at the top.


  10. "Inventory Control Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great team, job keeps you moving, good upper leadership.

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of supportive leadership in store.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring newbie store managers that don't know what they're doing and not training them properly.


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