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Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated January 5, 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. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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