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Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated June 20, 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. "video"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Troup, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Troup, TX

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment (Less than a year)

    Pros

    company has gone bankrupted .

    Cons

    great store manager and love my co-workers, worked with my other job schedule


  2. "General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Buyer in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Advancement opportunities always came up for retail store locations and corporate office

    Cons

    Company closed due to bankruptcy. Will miss this place very much.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  4. "Fun Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Carlsbad, NM
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Carlsbad, NM
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good Environment
    -Fun Merchandise
    -Great Customers
    -Great Employees
    -Many advancement opportunities
     Overall it is a decent place to work. Struggles and frustration like any other job, but staff and customers make it a great place to work.

    Cons

    -Lower Pay rate

    -Tends to higher younger people making the CSA's positions be a bit like a revolving door

    -A bit of miscommunication between store level and corporate


  5. "Loved it"

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


  6. "Good opportunities"

    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

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great co-workers, reduced benefit costs for longevity and for healthy lifestyle. Overall good pay, not great. Freedom to fail and be innovative. Able to experience many different areas.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times. While work not required on most weekends, was necessary in many cases. Not many other perks.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Warrensburg, MO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Warrensburg, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great and supervisors are understanding and flexible.

    Cons

    They are going out of business


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bankrupt Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database and Systems Administrator in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Database and Systems Administrator in Amarillo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people.

    Cons

    All 3,850 of us will be in new jobs or unemployed by 2017.

    Advice to Management

    Don't go bankrupt!


  9. "Director of Store Planning and Real Estate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun entertainment business with ever changing product lines

    Cons

    Closing all doors , 10/31


  10. "Front counter team lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counter Team Lead in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Counter Team Lead in Missoula, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with are some of the best types of people. Generally there is a pretty laid back vibe amongst workers which makes it a fun job.

    Cons

    The pay is minimal and there is very little room for advancement or raises. Also we're going out of business due to mismanagement and being sold to a heartless company of liquidators.

    Advice to Management

    Don't close the doors figure out a way to do good business suck and not buying 40+copies of the Toby Maguire Spider-Man movies.


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