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Hollywood Video Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Free movie rentals, talking about movies you love to customers (in 38 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, free movie rentals and the ability to watch movies before they come out to the general public (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • High pressure sales, tyrannical leadership (in 3 reviews)

  • We are forced to make around a hundred cold calls a day, pretty much begging old customers to return by offering free rentals to them (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time

    Pros

    This was a great place to work!

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about this place.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, keep up the good work!


  2. "Best Job Ever"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Ridgefield, CT
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Ridgefield, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Video (More than a year)

    Pros

    This was one of the best jobs Ive ever had. It was amazing to be able to watch movies and talk about my favorite films with customers.

    Cons

    WENT OUT OF BUSINESS !

    Advice to Management

    DON'T GO OUT OF BUSINESS

  3. "Was super fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing it was fun and we all worked together as a team


  4. "The Underdog Company That Satisfied the Employees and Customers"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Queens Village, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hollywood Video full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Customers Loved Our Store and therefore were Easy to work with, Free Rentals (DVD and Video Game), Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Personal Growth, Fully Staffed yet often overworked to save money

    Advice to Management

    Continue to respect your employees as you do, but remember to give them a chance to breathe. We were always overworked despite being full staffed because due to foot traffic, they felt only 1-2 people needed to run a store at a time when there was always difficulty closing the store when it did get busy and it did now and then.


  5. "Best job I ever had...I miss it every day."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and the flexibility.

    Cons

    Late hours and the company closed.


  6. "Customer Service Representative interview"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Westwood, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Westwood, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I began my first job here during college and I learned a lot in regards to how to treat customers and what daily tasks to be responsible for. I also began to take on extra duties not originally assigned to me and began to work my way upward using them as leverage for raises.

    Cons

    I was in college at the time, and although I loved working at Hollywood Video I felt that at times since the schedule was a bit on the late side for me, as well as not having a car, I would be getting home at a very late hour and would go to sleep immediately and wake up a bit tired the next day.

    Advice to Management

    I feel that there could have been many more opportunities for growth and training sessions that could have propelled me faster toward management.


  7. "very great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brookhaven, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brookhaven, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time

    Pros

    the people that i had worked with and the customers

    Cons

    there really wasnt any if i had to pick the paper work inventory

    Advice to Management

    as long as your doing ur job and showing inprovement you cna move up the ladder quickly

  8. "reherg"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    awesome company loved this place

    Cons

    none, best place to work

    Advice to Management

    stay in busines


  9. "Loved working there"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in King City, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in King City, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Video part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The amazing people I got to work with.

    Cons

    The hours weren't the best.

    Advice to Management

    Don't go bankrupt.


  10. "Great friends and great times talking about the things we loved...Movies"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Video part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hung out with others that had a passion for movies and made money doing it

    Cons

    Corp... always wanted to make our jobs harder

    Advice to Management

    don't close the store that was making more money


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