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hmv Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Multicultural and diverse environment to work in (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people, very passionate and like minded, get great staff discount (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay minimum wage for your age group (in 10 reviews)

  • DMs and head office care only about the numbers, not the customers' wants/needs (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hmv part-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by music and technology

    Cons

    The work can get tiresome with no customers


  2. "Sales Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at hmv part-time

    Pros

    Great interview, the staff are very friendly and welcoming, got to work straight away.

    Cons

    I don't have any yet

  3. "Sales Assistant"

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

    Pros

    - Nice atmosphere
    - Theres always something to do e.g serving on tills, restocking, etc

    Cons

    - It gets a bit annoying listening to the same few albums on repeat in the background


  4. "Fighting the fight!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at hmv full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Canadian Flagship location, 3 floors of retail and a lower level that is a event space that has played host to the biggest music superstars.
    -Empowered to create unique offers and promotions for the Toronto Superstore customer differentiating ourselves from any other location in the country.
    -Constant focus on product mix evolvement, allowing a lot of creativity in merchandising and promotions to encourage the customers to branch out from just purchasing core product lines.
    -"First name' culture. It's about knowing who you work with and establishing relationships that can benefit the business and your own development.

    Cons

    -Limited career growth at my level. 5 years of downsizing has restricted the ability to go beyond what I am able to do.
    -The core product is in a constant battle with technology and how consumers are choosing to purchase home entertainment.


  5. "Amazing, will be missed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at hmv (More than a year)

    Pros

    Never have I loved a job more, management cared at every store, even head office was friendly and helpful

    Cons

    honestly customers were the only downside, I never had any issues otherwise

    Advice to Management

    Continue being amazing in your new jobs, we will miss you all and hmv!!


  6. "Great place to work as a young person"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You can talk about music all day, very relaxed atmosphere, good management, good colleagues

    Cons

    The pay is what to be expected

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv part-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, laid back atmosphere and customers aren't too demanding. Everyone wants to be there, good work attitude from other workers.

    Cons

    Busy at Christmas, must upsell points cards

  8. "Great work for students"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Chelmsford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Chelmsford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Relaxed atmosphere
    Busy at christmas

    Cons

    same with any retail store


  9. "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work
    People were great
    Location was good

    Cons

    Customers
    Short break
    Tedious
    Standard retail job
    It was a shame the position was only for Christmas, would have been great to stay on


  10. "Fun, with great people!"

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    Former Contractor - Sales Assistant in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Sales Assistant in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at hmv as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There's a nice discount on items
    Fun team of people to work with
    Encouraged individualism and alternative styles

    Cons

    Huge pressure to sell HMV loyalty cards, with targets to meet. Although they can be quite leaning with thus


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