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Updated Jul 30, 2014

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3.1 26 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

hmv CEO Trevor Moore

Trevor Moore

(4 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Constant Tasking

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsProduct you are selling is something people are interested in so it makes for great conversations with customers.

    ConsConstant tasking makes it difficult to focus on customer service, even though that is what you will be challenged on as a manager.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Interesting

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery very very nice music.

    ConsOther employees were sometimes unhelpful.

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    Good job, crazy hours

    Store Supervisor (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsGood Benefits
    Good discounts
    Opportunity for advancement
    Up to date with music, movies & other entertainment
    Get to sell great music to the masses

    ConsLong hours
    Monthly set-ups of restocking/changing sale sections
    Constant moving/price changing/re-merchandising of product
    Endless promotions to memorize sale procedures for
    Working Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, Boxing Day, all at unreasonable hours of the morning/night

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am a leader and it's hard work to try and keep up with all the bullcrap that is HMV. A leader has to be very much dedicated to this company and all the work that surrounds selling cds/dvd's and whatever else. It's nuts i tells ya.

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    It's a job

    Stock Clerk (Former Employee) Pickering, ON

    ProsIt's a comfortable pace, you get to work around a music minded environment, helping people find the newest Celine Dion album is ultra rewarding.

    ConsMinimum wage jobs suck. You are in a busy mall over the holidays earning only enough money to get yourself home on the bus and if lucky a meal while you are there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you do... taking advantage of consumers with your overpriced, outdated technology.

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    Seasonal Customer Sales Assistant

    Sales Assistant (Former Employee) Plymouth, England (UK)

    ProsThe working environment was really good, a lot of the employees were around my age (Early 20's), we also all had a shared interest in Film, Music and some of us games.

    Management broke the day up into hour blocks, so you could be on tills for an hour and then be on queue patrol. I think this was a good idea because it kept the day interesting and I didnt get bored doing the same job for 8 hours straight.

    There was also the opportunity for overtime. I was employed over Christmas, so I don't know how much overtime is available all year round.

    ConsYou were constantly under pressure to push sales, I know understand this is because they were going into administration.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Sales Assistant (Former Employee) Chatham, England (UK)

    Prosthe staff... NOT the suits upstairs

    Consthe suits upstairs dont exactly care about those in the shops

    Advice to Senior Management-

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very supportive company and very willing to give opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHMV leadership is very good ideas and always looking forward, constantly keep employees aware of the plans of the company

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    Cool place to work

    Shop Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsI get to know about all the latest news in music and movies and they let me be creative with my appearance good place to work and grow as an employee.

    ConsSometimes the work is a bit dull and the customers can be difficult to deal with. Long shifts around Xmas time and Easter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training opportunities in store and bonuses for good employees. I would like to work my way up to the top so Id appreciate if there was the possibility to do so.

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    OK

    Store Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat atmosphere as well as great people. Good working environment, OK staff discounts. Working in London makes it quite a social hub too.

    ConsSome bad management at times, not enough staff discount, can't really say much more, there's no more negatives that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to staff more. Communication within the group should be a hell of a lot more transport, we should also have more head office meetings.

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