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Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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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. "Inventory Control Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prescott, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prescott, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product Selection-Books,Huge Magazine section,Cd's,Videos for sale and rent,video games and systems,board games,pop vinyls and more.
    Co-workers Rocked.

    Cons

    Last owner. Made a buck and didn't care anymore.
    Company was behind the curve when it came to electronics,e readers etc.

    Advice to Management

    Don't surround yourself with yes men. You want different opinions/views.


  2. "Tolerable Retail Experience"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Coworkers are smart, fun, and hardworking
    - Employee discount and easy access to a variety of movies, books, and games
    - Dedicated and friendly customers (for the most part)
    - Able to advance and climb the ladder with hard work

    Cons

    - Lack of dedicated loss prevention team can make shoplifters/crazies an issue
    - Upper management has no idea what they are doing, policies change frequently
    - Poor communication between stores


  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    The company went out of business.


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  5. "Hastings review"

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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

    Discounts on certain items were really good, access to all the movies, books, and games you could imagine. Friendly environment and fast paced.

    Cons

    late closing times, never more than one line open at a time. All of the merchandising was scattered and not well managed. You were told to put it on the shelf even if there wasn't a spot.

    Advice to Management

    Well my advice would have been to treat you employees more than just customers who work there, probably why the company ended belly up.


  6. "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


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Hastings Entertainment former manager review"

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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.


  11. "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


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