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Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Joel Weinshanker
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  • Upper management has no idea what they are doing, policies change frequently (in 48 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. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Best job I've ever had"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Abilene, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing environment for people who love music, movies, comics, anime, books, games, etc.
    30% off employee discount
    Unnatural colored hair and piercings were allowed and highly encouraged

    Cons

    It closed sadly
    Having to push merchandise on people

    Advice to Management

    REOPEN. THIS WAS THE GREATEST JOB I'VE EVER HAD AND I MISS THIS PLACE MORE THAN EVER.


  5. "Wonderful store, great people"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management extremely friendly and helpful. Sad to see it go as I would have loved to have moved up in the company and done my part to see it prosper. Multimedia stores like this are too few and far between.

    Cons

    Going out of business was the only con. The pay was slightly above minimum wage, but that's how it goes in retail.

    Advice to Management

    Have a good life and I hope you find work after the closing. Sometimes things just don't work out the way you would hope.


  6. "Hastings Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with everybody helping each other

    Cons

    Pay rate not high enough

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  7. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Met most of executives early on in career. They really are vested in what you know.

    Cons

    Unable to pay associates what they were truly valued at.

  8. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment , very friendly helpful and reliable co-workers, benefits were good no complaints ever. the opportunity for growth / success is high.

    Cons

    none whatsoever in my opinion except for if for some reason you have to leave work for a while due to a personal medical issue of any kind the chances of retaining your same position within the company that you originally had are slim to none

    Advice to Management

    try to help employees better if they have personal to not attend work that are excused such as medical reasons and make sure you are hiring the most friendly customer and employee related staff possible


  9. "Director of Store Planning and Real Estate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun entertainment business with ever changing product lines

    Cons

    Closing all doors , 10/31


  10. "Unique place work"

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    Current Employee - Lifestyles Manager in Sherwood, AR
    Current Employee - Lifestyles Manager in Sherwood, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great coworkers, fun and interesting store, unique environment, benefits, scholarship program.

    Cons

    poor business management higher up, poor pay, poor organization

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a business. I'm tired of fear of losing my job consistently because of poor business choices.


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