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hmv Reviews

Updated November 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. "Christmas Temp at HMV Guildford"

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

    I worked at hmv part-time

    Pros

    Get to talk about music and films you love all day and recommend your personal favourites to people who ask

    Cons

    during the christmas period was super busy and so lunch breaks were very short but to be expected and really was not the end of the world

    Advice to Management

    Even though a christmas temp, still felt very much part of the team of people who had been working there already in the past.


  2. "A well-structured company changing to work in the current climate."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Supplier Assistant
    Former Employee - Product Supplier Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Support in business training schemes
    casual dress
    Several points of contact for support
    Team atmosphere as departments run side by side.

    Cons

    none substantial enough to list

    Advice to Management

    Allow greater creative input from employees at all levels regarding decisions, by offering a way to access current projects and send input electronically.

  3. "very fun but forget about advancing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -very friendly people
    -discount (supplier cost, items become very cheap)
    -flexible when asking for days off
    -flexible around your availability
    -managers become your friends

    Cons

    -lack of appreciation from managers
    -favouritism
    -can get very boring on most night shifts

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate ALL your workers.


  4. "Overall happy"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Heathrow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Heathrow, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and events eg. Conferences

    Cons

    Must always keep up to date with new releases for films, music and tech, easy for full timers, more difficult for part timers.


  5. "Great untill the money ran out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to work for largely with some great perks

    Cons

    Treated poorly upon entering administration


  6. "Bit like a Cattle market"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Would like to say but Isnt any

    Cons

    Well Not the best Wages

    Advice to Management

    .....


  7. "Fun Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at hmv part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, my love for music was supported, great customers, passion for what I sold

    Cons

    No room for advancement. I was with the company for 3 years, and was sent to help run other stores. I was constantly give hope that I would advance, but nothing ever came up.

    Advice to Management

    District Managers, Regional Managers, HO staff - Treat your store staff better. Dont take them for granted. A little encouragement goes a long way.

  8. "Games and Technology Seasonal Colleague"

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay compared to other
    - Good if you have an interest in Tech and Games

    Cons

    - None in Particular To be Honest


  9. "Friendly, enjoyable, range of duties during working day made day fly"

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

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

    Pros

    Gfeat team, freedom to discuss wide range of products. Customer interaction was good.

    Cons

    Mornings could be boring as customers can come in later

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company to work for. the people there are fantastic and I really enjoyed my time there. the company culture is very positive and they will help you grow.

    Cons

    As the music and movie industry has changed so rapidly over the past decade so has hmv. They struggled a little bit to find their new identity amidst all the the external changes.


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