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Fun work environment
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLApril 18, 2016
Company no longer exists but it was a blast while it was around. Great first job, great for entry level skills and experience.
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productive and fun working environment
stocker / picker (Current Employee) –  Albany, NYMarch 4, 2016
a typical day at work is cutting boxes and stocking the products in the correct location. sometimes i have to help unload the trucks if they need extra help.
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Great Place to work
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Albany, NYFebruary 12, 2016
Great people to work with and to move up from with in the company.Started in the Distribution Center and moved in to the office.
Pros
Free stuff
Cons
Entertainment Inustry
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Used To Be 4.5 Stars But Falling Fast
XXXXX (Former Employee) –  XXXXXJanuary 25, 2016
Trans World Entertainment is the only music/movie retailer still standing. This is because of the hard work of the teams in the stores despite the continuing turn over of upper management and CEOs at the corporate level. A typical day is customer service, selling, stocking and the basics of organization and cleaning. Customer interaction and team interaction is the best part of the job. The company has added many new product lines to make up for slowing music and movie sales. They have also incorporated what many call phantom money to add to the bottom line. This includes product replacements, magazine subscriptions and several discount cards. The company now places more emphasis on these non-products than they do on actual material items. The employees get no commission on these products and starting salary is minimum wage. The company has also eliminated most full time positions. Part time positions consist of 5-10 hours a week. You could make more money doing less work at about any other retailer.
Pros
Employee discount
Cons
Few hours; Low pay
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Worst retailer
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  New JerseyJanuary 13, 2016
Worst company I have ever worked for. The pay is horrible & they treat employees horribly. New Jersey was once in a state of emergency, every other retailer in the area was close due to a coming hurricane. My DM would not let me close the store. No employees came to work except myself because my job was threatened.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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fye
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Auburn Hills, MIJanuary 12, 2016
Worked with a great group of people and also had a great management staff. With a knowledge in Movies, Music, and Games work was enjoyable.
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Such a fun job
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 22, 2015
I was responsible for opening or closing so we had flexible schedules, my boss always made sure he show me new things and pointed out how i can improve my performance.My co workers were fun the environment was fun. Looking for songs for the customer made them happy therefore made me happy.
Pros
I was updated with all new music and movies.
Cons
Saying goodbye to associates I worked with for years.
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Very fun place, loved the music industry.
Asst.Manager/Manager (Former Employee) –  South Williamson, KYJuly 27, 2015
I had the most fun ever working here. It was the only music store in the area. We did lots of business and made lots of friends. It was a great environment. Who wouldn't love listening to loud music all day.
Pros
My co-workers
Cons
none
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First Management position
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 27, 2015
Great place to work with a great environment. Employees worked hard a pushed to meet daily goals. Location was awesome as well as the customers.
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Fun place to work for a bit
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Scranton, PAMay 22, 2015
Lots to do and not a lot of payroll. Behind the times and was playing catch-up for a long time. Maybe they will get things right now that they have a new CEO.
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Poor Structure
General Manager (Former Employee) –  CaMay 12, 2015
No clear vision. Continuously trying to fix issues that do not exist rather than focusing on the business at hand and finding solutions for existing issues.
Pros
Generous discount
Cons
No job/life balance or growth opportunities
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FYE Day
2nd Asst. Manager (Current Employee) –  Hattiesburg, MSJanuary 4, 2015
A typical day consists of going through the store planner to set things accordingly and adding the new shipment into the system/store along with being courteous and helpful to customers. Management and co-workers are knowledgeable about products and new entertainment.
Pros
weekly pay
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Good working experiance
Loss Prevention Officer (Former Employee) –  Albany, NYDecember 21, 2014
Good basic security position. Not much advancement opportunities.
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Retail with a fun product line.
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Chattanooga, TNNovember 5, 2014
Sales is the key at TWEC, but the product as well as corporate structure make it easy to succeed!
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A dinosaur company on it's last leg.
General Manager (Former Employee) –  DelawareSeptember 25, 2014
Was a really fun and lucrative industry 20 years ago. Now it's a small company desperately clinging to life. Pay and benefits are awful. Upper management is readily available but rendered useless by a quickly diminishing support staff at corporate level. Easy to get hired and promoted right now as even the rats are starting to jump ship. Plan on looking for new work in 5 years. If not sooner....
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If you love entertainment this was the place
Visual Merchandising Manager (Former Employee) –  Albany, NYJune 29, 2014
Great times with a good company. The entertainment industry is a great place to enjoy lots of perks the only downside is the pay was awful.
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Enjoyable place to work
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Wayne, NJMay 20, 2014
Make sure everything was in its proper place
Inventory of certain items to make sure it is correct
Change store around to planner
Make Schedules
Schedule breaks
Train staff on add ons

Hardest was Loss Prevention
Seeing customers happy with their purchases
Pros
happy customers:)
Cons
loss prevention - teaching the staff how important being smart is
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a great place to work
Accounts payable merchandise assistant: (Former Employee) –  Albany, NYApril 29, 2014
entered invoices and receipts into the computer system, matched the receipts to the invoices. the hardest part was being inside all day.
Pros
free movie tickets and cd's
Cons
its in new york
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Great company
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Livingston, NJApril 1, 2014
Managers are friendly and knowledgeable.Company regards you to take care of the customer first. Business will dictate the hours you work.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
not alot of hours available
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Selling physical product was a challenge but very satisfying
District Manager (Former Employee) –  MichiganFebruary 14, 2014
The job had many perks but the challenge of selling physical product in the current environment was challenging. I had a very good team and we had many years of success.
Pros
selling music/flexible schedule
Cons
too much effort was put into permission based marketing
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