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Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated February 12, 2018
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Joel Weinshanker
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  • Upper management has no idea what they are doing, policies change frequently (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. "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...


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "No longer in business"

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

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

    Pros

    Was a fun place to work

    Cons

    Went out of business due to poor choices of CEO


  9. "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


  10. "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


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