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Updated 19 September 2017
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Pros
  • Multicultural and diverse environment to work in (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people, very passionate and like minded, get great staff discount (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay minimum wage for your age group (in 10 reviews)

  • DMs and head office care only about the numbers, not the customers' wants/needs (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good vibe, decent place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hmv part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good employer discount
    Flexible hours
    Nice vibe

    Cons

    Tedious and repetitive work
    Store itself was not doing particularly well

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "Christmas Temp Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, upbeat staff. The customers are cheerful as it's Christmas time. It's a fast-paced, relatively easy job. Would recommend to friends.

    Cons

    Having to listen to the same albums over and over again can be excruciating but when you are busy you zone it out.


  3. "Christmas temp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at hmv part-time

    Pros

    Good Discount
    Friendly manager
    Everyone there loves films too
    Great Christmas party

    Cons

    Standing up all day
    Christmas shoppers
    Lack of progression

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


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  5. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv part-time

    Pros

    Great part-time job, amazing people, perfect part-time job

    Cons

    Sadly, with consumers buying online the stores keep closing


  6. "Temp store assistant."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hmv full-time

    Pros

    Meeting some excellent like minded people.
    30% staff discount.
    Hard work at times but met some lovely customers.
    Great being able to get hold of first copies of the latest albums.
    Listening to (mostly) good music all day.

    Cons

    Management were an odd bunch. Aloof to downright rude most of the time.
    An example of this was one manager of the computer games department arranged to be 'off sick' over the Christmas period with a temp- me- left in charge on the busiest two weeks of the year. That says a lot about the company.
    Most of the floor staff were lovely but management definitely had their favourites and it did seem a bit of a boys club.
    Poor pay though the staff discount made up a little for this.
    The tills were incredibly antiquated along with the computer stock system which could be jammed easily if you tried to look up 'The The' back catalogue.
    Very little staff training beyond the basics.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the prices of stock on the shelves: it can be bought cheaper online.
     Reduce the prices of vinyl- that's a joke!
    £20 for a normal L.P.
    Stop making the staff flog the pure hmv card or improve the benefits .


  7. "Sales Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at hmv part-time

    Pros

    Great interview, the staff are very friendly and welcoming, got to work straight away.

    Cons

    I don't have any yet


  8. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hmv part-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by music and technology

    Cons

    The work can get tiresome with no customers


  9. "Overworked staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff are friendly, hard-working and are usually into music, films and tv. Which is what attracted me in the first place

    Cons

    Too many different jobs to do. In one say I could be cashing up, serving customers, re-price stock, working in stockroom, pulling stock for return and putting out new stock. The company is effectively at the beck and call of its suppliers who send in way too much stock

    Advice to Management

    Slim down the number of tasks. Get back to basics of serving customers and putting out stock. Cut down on re-pricing and cut way back on stock orders


  10. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Nice atmosphere
    - Theres always something to do e.g serving on tills, restocking, etc

    Cons

    - It gets a bit annoying listening to the same few albums on repeat in the background


  11. "sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool friendly vibes.
    Great to listen to a lot of new music.

    Cons

    Awful Pay.
    Difficult to progress within the company.


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