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Nightmarish void where souls were sold for company profit

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at hmv

Pros

you met awesome people (both other employees that you worked with and the occasional famous person), the discount was alright

Cons

corporate office down to managers were incredibly pushy with sales and would write you up for not up-selling products at cash, the stores are always a mess, the overhead radio plays all of twenty songs over and over again until you've gone crazy, the customers are rude, the backrooms are chaotic and dangerously messy, hard to take time off, hours are always being cut, no benefits for a full year (even if you are full time)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stop treating your employees like garbage - brand loyalty is not established with pushy sales people that are constantly terrified that they'll lose their jobs for not selling enough product

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for hmv

  1.  

    Wamp wamp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hmv

    Pros

    Hmv has a flexible for staff if you are a music/dvd lover you find some good obscure stuff. Managers usually try to accomodate you as best as you can.

    Cons

    Higher ups at HMV didn't adapt and see the changes coming and now place is going under. Most senior staff saw it for a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should listen to staff and adapt to trends quicker and faster. Might be too late but good luck to HMV.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very supportive company and very willing to give opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at hmv

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work for HMV group is the support for going into professional qualifications such as ACCA

    Cons

    Once professional qualifications are complete at HMV, there may not be open vacancies within the organisation to progress into a more senior role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HMV leadership is very good ideas and always looking forward, constantly keep employees aware of the plans of the company

    Approves of CEO
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