The best place to work if you love Entertainment
CSA (Former Employee) – Saint Joseph, MO – March 7, 2013
My time working at Hastings was easily one of the best experiences of my life. A typical day may include a routine of greetings customers and checking them out, or putting returned rental back up on the shelf, but the process gave me a real insight into the customer's interests, which was always a treat.
My time at Hastings helped me learn more about Customer Service, as well as some minor sales tactics; things that are easily applicable and useful for future jobs. That aside, it helped me build more of a rapport with my co-workers, working closely with them as a unit, and none of which I ever had a difficult time with.
The most difficult, and yet most satisfying part of the job came from dealing with the Customers, who at any time could ask you about a movie, book, or game- As a member of the team, obviously I had to pick my words carefully about our products, but at the same time it felt good to contribute and feel like my advice or opinion mattered to the consumer. Its a feeling that's difficult to find in most jobs, and leaves you feeling that your time put in was more than just an amount of dollars and cents.
I hope to find more Hastings outlets, and to work for one again sometime in the future.
fun environment, good company, friendly management, sense of value
hours can be a little on the short side, advancement can be difficult.