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hmv Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • was a great environment to work in, made to feel comfortable immediately (in 11 reviews)

  • Great people, very passionate and like minded, get great staff discount (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay minimum wage for your age group (in 11 reviews)

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

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

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    • Culture & Values
    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


  2. "Amazing, will be missed"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!!

  3. "Fighting the fight!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  4. "Sales Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  5. "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


  6. "Very good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  7. "Former Employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv part-time

    Pros

    Great part-time job, amazing people, perfect part-time job

    Cons

    Sadly, with consumers buying online the stores keep closing

  8. "HMV WINCHESTER"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great enviroment to work in, free to create

    Cons

    pushy on sales, company in decline


  9. "Christmas Temp (Nights)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Christmas Replen Temp (Nights) in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Christmas Replen Temp (Nights) in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Music to work to :)
    No Customers to deal with :)
    Enough staff to get the job done without stress...
    Terri was a great manager, very hands on.

    Cons

    No cons that i can think of, that haven't been corrected now.

    Advice to Management

    A little more variety on the playlist would be good :)


  10. "Great place to work, great culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at hmv full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork, support from head office, Fun yet professional work environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of remember it's retail but it's pop culture and entertainment

    Advice to Management

    Continue your passion and expansion of product mix.


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