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Hollywood Video Reviews

Updated April 25, 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
  • low pay, long hours, open 365 days a year (in 14 reviews)

  • must often work long hours as a manager (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Hollywood Video"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with were nice and friendly and the management was effective, at least at our location. It was a relaxed environment.

    Cons

    A major con was that there were no health insurance or benefits options for employees when I first began but they tried to rectify that, I suppose. Ultimately, this place just couldn't last because of Netflix.

    Advice to Management

    What can I really say? The company failed. It folded. They should have tried to figure out some sort of cheaper rental options or developed a streaming service or something like that.


  2. "Clerk"

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

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay make money honey

    Cons

    Long hours long day eh

  3. "Not the worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free video rentals, flexible with school schedule

    Cons

    Managers didn't do any work, high pressure on "MVP card" signups ($20 per year discount cards) with no pay off but potential to lose hours if numbers were low, infrequent and ineffective visits from district or regional managers.

    Advice to Management

    It's a bit moot now.


  4. "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


  5. "Shift Manager"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Rapid City, SD
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Rapid City, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Video (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free Rentals
    Flexible Schedules
    Room to Advance Locally

    Cons

    Corporate Management out of Touch
    Low Pay

    Advice to Management

    Well, they are gone and bankrupt; made poor decisions and didn't react to technology changes fast enough.


  6. "Shift Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy
    People = Hate/Love relationship
    Free movies

    Cons

    Closing can be a drag


  7. "Shift Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Video part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free Movies. Coworkers were great to work with. Variety made job easier

    Cons

    Mismangement. Outdated Sales Style. Customers felt like they were constantly being watched.

    Advice to Management

    Work with store managers to make retail sales more effective.

  8. "Fun job but needed help"

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    Former Employee - Store Director in Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Store Director in Topeka, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Video full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free rentals. Fun, low-key atmosphere. Flexible work schedules. Watch PG and G rated movies during the day. Nice for a 2nd job.

    Cons

    Theft was terrible. Some stores were in very bad condition i.e carpeting was coming up, tv's that didn't work, etc. Forcing bundles on guests.


  9. "Shift Manager"

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

    Pros

    Love Movies get to talk about movies. Very little oversight except for selling things per sale.

    Cons

    Poor treatment, little direction for company. Overall management incompetence.


  10. "Good company, sad to see them go"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Sandy, OR
    Former Employee - General Manager in Sandy, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helpful upper management, good training and support. Lots of good incentive programs for team members, decent benefits. Competitive Pay for the area.

    Cons

    Poor management with finances, could not keep up with the changing technology.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice, It is no longer an issue but they should have probably tried to change in order to keep up with the changing market.


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