Hastings Entertainment

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Good people, bad company

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Former Employee - Inventory Control Manager in Jefferson City, MO (US)
Former Employee - Inventory Control Manager in Jefferson City, MO (US)

I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good discount, a lot of flexibility with schedule if you have a good manager

Cons

After 10 years with the company I learned that it is all about your store manager. If you have a good manager, they do their best to shield their associates from the idiocy coming from the corporate offices. They also had a wage freeze in effect for about 3 years when I quit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make smarter decisions, pay your people, and don't blame the little guys for the big guys mistakes. You can't cut labor back to nothing and still have everything get done.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good Career

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bryan, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bryan, TX (US)

    I worked at Hastings Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun product, great customers, easy going co-workers. Awesome discount on Used product

    Cons

    Upper management has made bad decisions since the company went public. There had been a 5 year wage freeze, but the CEO 's salary went from $880,000 to 1.2 million.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give yourself raises when you can't do the same for the rest of the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Co-workers and actual job is fun but upper management and corporate are totally clueless!

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    Current Employee - GoShip Associate
    Current Employee - GoShip Associate

    I have been working at Hastings Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, atmosphere is fun, co-workers are fantastic. Discount is great for SOME things, others, not so much

    Cons

    Pay is very low, and they consider 30 hours full time. And that is all you will get, unless you BEG for more, and then one of your part time co-workers will lose out on hours. Upper Management is totally and completely clueless, especially the owner of the company, John Marmaduke. They never take employee feedback into consideration. Also, benefits, especially health insurance are outrageous. They take over half of my pay check just for health insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employee feedback into consideration and get organized. Stay in a store in your district for more than just a few hours so you can see how things ACTUALLY operate. Stop coming up with new guidelines, that work for your smaller stores, without trying them out in the bigger stores. Invest in your full time employees! We invest in you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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