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Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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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. "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

  3. "Great Place, RIP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Great co workers, fun environment and good discounts

    Cons

    Strange customers and the theft.


  4. "working at Hastings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere, fun people, good products

    Cons

    company went out of business


  5. "Assistant 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

    cool movies and collectibles. the hardback cafe is a good copycat of starbucks but a little cheaper. this is a neat store to work for and the people are great.

    Cons

    leadership is lacking. 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


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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