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Fun and encouraging
Video Service Associate (Current Employee), Hobbs, NMApril 3, 2014
Pros: great employee discount. people you work with really do care
Cons: low pay. not much room for advancement
I always looked forward going to work. I found that the environment was fun and that the associates who I worked with cared about the job and the customers. They were really able to work around my school schedule so that I could do both which was a huge plus. I wish I would have been old enough to become a manager like multiple managers wanted but I – more... am too young. – less
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Productive and fun work environment
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee), Alexandria, LAMarch 25, 2014
Pros: great coworkers, flexible scheduling, great discount
Cons: little room for advancement
In the two years I have worked at Hastings I have come to know so many great people, customers and coworkers alike. While working in a fun, fast-paced environment with product I love, I have developed extensive customer service skills.
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Great people to work with, unforunatly minimum pay.
Shipping and Receiving Associate (Current Employee), Bozeman, MTMarch 21, 2014
Pros: great coworkers
Cons: hourly wage is low
Typical day is getting things ready and on the shelves to be sold. Department managers are great, store manager isn't but since he's never there its nothing to worry about. Coworkers are all great to work with and just have as friends. Besides the coworkers being efficient and the job gives a great feeling.
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Retail
Lifestyles Manager (Former Employee), Richmond, KYMarch 20, 2014
Management unfair.
Never listens to suggestions.
Understaffed.
Underpaid.
Wage and hiring freezes often.
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Hastings
Music Buyer (Former Employee), Amarillo, TXMarch 19, 2014
Hastings was a great place to work. The only issues were that the pay was low because they recruited from small towns in middle America.
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An Unmanaged Wreck
Video Associate (Former Employee), Lubbock, TXMarch 19, 2014
Pros: nice atmosphere
Cons: terrible management
The Bad:

1. Did not get trained at all; Taught myself how to use the "search inventory" system. Got thrown out on the floor first day with no list on what needed to be completed.

2. Did NOT have a store manager the first month of employment. I was told the new store manager was going to start a week before I did.

3. Understaffed. Nothing got done – more... completely.

The Good:

1. Coworkers (Other associates) were extremely helpful and very fun to work with, they kept me smiling.

2. The Customers were AMAZING, usually I hear a lot about retail employees are treated like trash. Not when I was working, either the customer was already happy or I would cheer them up. It was really nice to see people smile. – less
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Great job
Personnel Specialist (Former Employee), Amarillo, TXMarch 16, 2014
Pros: great job
Cons: need to pay better
This was a great place to work. I had fun everyday that I went work and it made the day go by fast.
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Minimal pay and no room for growth
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NMMarch 14, 2014
Hastings upper level management cut back on hours and number employees within the store. The employees that remained with the company were expected to perform a great number of duties in an unreasonable time period, which made work very stressful. When I was hired, my store was on a pay freeze and I did not receive an increase in pay until three months – more... before I left, and I worked there a total of two and a half years. – less
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Very productive and upbeat environment
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee), Lubbock, TXMarch 14, 2014
I would stock shelves, and help customers find products. Most days went by quickly with the tasks provided for me to complete. Other than not knowing what to do exactly for the first few days was probably the hardest thing about that job, other than that it was just following procedures.
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Friendly work environment.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee), Dyersburg, TNMarch 13, 2014
Pros: easy job
Cons: short hours
The days at work were fairly easy. Work consisted of, what the manager in the department that you worked in left you to do for the day, straighten and alpha all Cd's and games, put out stock, and basics. I learned how to communicate with ease with customers in person and over the phone. Management was nice, it is pretty much like a family of sorts working – more... together. The hardest part of the job was trying to tend to every customer at once on the holidays. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to talk to customers on a daily basis and being able to find what they were looking for in a timely manner. – less
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Great place to work
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee), Amarillo, TXMarch 9, 2014
The people there were amazing and i hated to elave, but just needed better opportunities.
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Great place to work, friendly environment. Not the best pay in the world, but very reasonable with schedule changes and hours.
Video Associate (Former Employee), Pittsburg, KSFebruary 27, 2014
Pros: management, coworkers and environment
Cons: too low of pay
Working at Hastings was a great experience. Management and coworkers were very easy to get with. This was a perfect job while going to school because the hours were manageable. Unfortunately the pay wasn't the greatest, little room for advancement. The most enjoyable part of the job had to have been the people I had the pleasure to work with. Hardest – more... part of the job was having to resign to move back home from school. – less
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Nice, quiet place to work
Cashier (Former Employee), Seguin, TXFebruary 21, 2014
Great first time job. Not to busy or noisy. All other workers are helpful and many regular customers that are very patient.
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fun and interesting workplace
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee), Twin Falls, IDFebruary 10, 2014
Pros: good hours
Cons: no breaks
Great management, good hours. I had a fairly easy working atmosphere, everybody got along and if i had any questions, i was able to get the help and training that i needed.
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Awesome place to work...
Video Manager (Former Employee), Galveston, TXFebruary 7, 2014
Pros: employee discount
Cons: little pay
The atmosphere in a work setting like this made work enjoyable...
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Creative environment
Music Marketing Manager (Current Employee), Amarillo, TXJanuary 20, 2014
Fast paced and self motivated environment. Working with other teams to drive sales and traffic while being allowed to utilize creative ideas.
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Entertaining workplace with fun coworkers
Video Manager (Former Employee), Farmington, NMJanuary 17, 2014
Pros: quarterly bonuses
Cons: benifets werent that great
Sunday had to do multicopy, which was convert movie rentals to sale. There was over a thousand movie rentals to be converted.
Monday had to shift the rental wall to make room for new releases
Tuesday I had to put out new releases
Wed I refilled I frames and displays for the weekend rush
Thursday Merchandise and make sure freight shipments are getting – more... put out on time
Friday and Saturday customer service – less
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good internship
Store Manager (Former Employee), Pueblo, COJanuary 15, 2014
was a good first step into healthcare. definitely opened my eyes to the politics of the inhdustry
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Great job for a college studnet
Book Specialist (Former Employee), Boise, IDJanuary 10, 2014
Working in a book/movie/music store was great when in college. The employee discounts, flexible hours and friendly co-workers made for a good workplace.
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Love the products, hate the politics
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NMJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: liberal discount
Cons: job security
I love the products that Hastings sells and really enjoyed working for the company, but always heard about how people got fired all the time, especially managers, but never believed it until it happened to me.

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About Hastings Entertainment

Hastings Entertainment has it all for a smaller-town Saturday night. The company operates¬†about 135 superstores in nearly 20 Midwestern – Read more