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Hastings Entertainment Reviews

Updated July 13, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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    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


  2. "Oh Hastings"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fun working atmosphere, great passion

    Cons

    Comes with a lack of job security

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bankrupt Company"

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    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!


  4. "Director of Store Planning and Real Estate"

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    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


  5. "Front counter team lead"

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    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.


  6. "Inventory Control Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst in Amarillo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable Environment
    Good Place to Work
    Decent Benefits
    Excellent product and client base

    Cons

    They are going out of business because they couldn't catch up with digital products via the internet.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your mistakes.


  7. "Unorganized but still fun"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great, and you can pick up a lot of hours.
    They're very flexible about schedules and will work with you if you have school or other commitments.

    Cons

    The place runs on disfunction so be prepared to know a lot about many different things. Customers often try to haggle prices as if it's a flea market.
    There's a lot of shoplifting so be sure and be vigilant because they will blame things on you.
    Soda machine is always broken.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to make us clean the bathrooms at least give us the necessary cleaning tools. Paper towels aren't good enough. Also, fix the soda machine.

  8. "Lifelong Experience"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Amarillo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All of the great people I worked with.

    Cons

    The other people that people that made it not so great

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin on


  9. "Mit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to show your merchandising skills.

    Cons

    Went out of business so lots of cons.


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Multi-media in Smithfield, UT
    Current Employee - Multi-media in Smithfield, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, given room to "own the business" schedule is based on a 44 hour work week with two days off a week.

    Cons

    Product support is less than desirable. could have been more successful had corp been open to product suggestions/feedback from the field


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