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Nightmarish void where souls were sold for company profit

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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.  

    not good!

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at hmv

    Pros

    There' access to great music, movies, cd, dvd, blu-rays, just about anyting you want ot watch or listen to you can find it at hmv

    Cons

    they don't really treat their employees that well, and there isn't really any room for improvement or any place to move up to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you guys should make employee communication more easy and foster that kind of relationship instead of just bashing everyone around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    very fun but forget about advancing

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at hmv

    Pros

    -very friendly people
    -discount (supplier cost, items become very cheap)
    -flexible when asking for days off
    -flexible around your availability
    -managers become your friends

    Cons

    -lack of appreciation from managers
    -favouritism
    -can get very boring on most night shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate ALL your workers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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