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Movie Gallery CEO Sherif Mityas
Sherif Mityas
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  1. "SVP"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Dothan, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture AND COMPANY ENVIRONMENT

    Cons

    Bad Industry AND Technology Sector

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I loved working for Movie Gallery, until they purchased Hollywood Video."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dothan, AL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, great customer service, work/family balance, bonus structure, benefit package, I was always proud of working at Movie Gallery, location of corp office

    Cons

    Bankruptcy after Movie Gallery purchasing Hollywood Video, Upper mgmt at Movie Gallery should have closed Oregon Corp offices of Hollywood Video, Hollywood Video acted as if they had purchased Movie Gallery...instead of as a failing company close to bankruptcy that needed bailing out, Hollywood Video had incredible debt (Movie Gallery was debt free at time of purchase) and wasn't making enough money to sustain itself

    Advice to Management

    I think upper mgmt should have been willing to cut salaries that the company could not sustain after the Hollywood Video purchase, I also think that maintain two corp offices (when the corp office in Dothan was more than capable of running the company cheaper and more effectively) after the purchase was a waste of money


  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's getting worse."

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dothan, AL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dothan, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As Manager you WERE somewhat able to control the overall outcome of how your store was run, but now that seems to be a thing of the past.

    Cons

    With the "fast forward" approach that has now been implemented, As a STORE MANAGER, you are no longer in charge of your store. Everything is now micromanaged by corp. To actually think that this WILL work is insane. For those of you not familiar with this, here is the deal. You are now only allowed to schedule one person to man the store all week long with the exception of the busiest days (Friday and Saturday), AND you are only allowed 4 hours of "double coverage" for these two days. This is an average of 92 hours per week that you are allowed to schedule for - 45 of which must be your salaried schedule. When you are used to being able to schedule on a regular basis 150 hours per week, this is an absolutely absurd idea. All this to save a little money. They don't get it.

    Advice to Management

    Gabe, you have lost it . You might be looking at your bottom dollar, but in that case CLOSE the stores that don't make any money! Don't punish the stores that are thriving! You are basically forcing us to turn customers (and profits) away by NOT allowing us to serve our customers adequately!


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