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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. "Was a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Logistics/Operations Manager in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics/Operations Manager in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unique in the retail industry.

    Cons

    Company is out of business


  2. "Store management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    These stores collect people with passion for the job and products they sell. A very special store that has things you can not find anywhere else. Think of Spencers, Barnes & Noble and Blockbuster together and on steriods

    Cons

    The pay was on the low side and the advancement was slow for a few years.

    Advice to Management

    CEO picked us clean


  3. "Got what they deserved"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Nacogdoches, TX
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Nacogdoches, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The stores had a wide variety of entertainment product.

    Cons

    Upper management and store management sold out their hard-working store employees, instead of accepting responsibility for failures. The stores had too much unnecessary product.

    Advice to Management

    You got what you deserved. I saw multiple employees who bent over backward for the company for little pay who were fired by bad store and district managers.


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  5. "Fun Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Associate in Bartlesville, OK
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Associate in Bartlesville, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, products, and customers. Fairly laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best and promotion opportunities are generally slim.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and more consistent hours.


  6. "Wonderful store, great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Hastings Warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "Hastings Cape Girrdeau"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on purchases and rentals - reasonable hours - regular customers - could be a lot of fun when working with the right crew,

    Cons

    Totally disorganized leadership -- rude/demanding customers

    Advice to Management

    Either get better leadership or just give it up -- no way company will avoid going bankrupt with this leadership


  9. "Not a good time to apply"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Associate in Nacogdoches, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Associate in Nacogdoches, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome environment and friendly associates and management. The best products with the most variety you could hope to find in a single store.

    Cons

    Going out of business (job security)


  10. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Maryville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, fun environment, always changing. Self motivating

    Cons

    Stress builder, employee interactions can cause problems

    Advice to Management

    Love what you do!


  11. "Was a great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and a fun environment to work in. Dress code is comfortable and pay was comparative to job.

    Cons

    Company is being liquidated and the previous owner is still in the building making comments and suggestions.


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