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Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  • greedy upper management, company going out of business (in 47 reviews)

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

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  1. "Was a great place to work until they went out of business"

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    Former Employee - Lifestyle Manager in Ada, OK
    Former Employee - Lifestyle Manager in Ada, OK
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a great time working with other people who were enthusiastic about entertainment products

    Cons

    They went out of business


  2. "Front Counter Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great people, decent in store discounts and options to move up in company.

    Cons

    Sales goals were not always possible compared to other territories


  3. "Floating Team Lead for company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fun team, flex hours for college students

    Cons

    Sometimes unorganized, lack of communication,

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with team.


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  5. "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great people, loved the projects

    Cons

    Liquidation process was terrible and I will miss the store


  6. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Nacogdoches, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Nacogdoches, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, exciting, always something new.

    Cons

    They go bankrupt too much

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  7. "Great place to learn and grow."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Literally some of the best people around.

    Cons

    Poor decisions made by owner and upper management led to its demise.


  8. "Hastings Entertainment former manager review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Lawrence, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun product, pretty good discount, good local work environment and occasional fun events

    Cons

    Overall company poorly managed, corporate decisions on product purchasing and distribution were not in line with market demand, retail employees seriously underpaid at all levels, consistently overlooked internal promotion candidates in favor of external hires, tried to expand into tangential tech markets after they had peaked (e-readers in particularly).

    Advice to Management

    Do better.


  9. "Book Dept 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great customers,fun product,varied schedules,relaxed work environment

    Cons

    no holidays off,pay scale was on the low end


  10. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in McKinleyville, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in McKinleyville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment (More than a year)

    Pros

    great perks loved the atmosphere

    Cons

    worked long hour days and weekends


  11. "It was alright"

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    Former Employee - Book Department Manager in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Book Department Manager in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice people
    Decent employee discount

    Cons

    Un realistic expectations for goals
    Large turn over rate

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better



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