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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

Appreciate ALL your workers.

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  1. Good job, crazy hours

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    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at hmv

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long 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 Management

    I 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.

  2. It's a job

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Pickering, ON
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Pickering, ON

    I worked at hmv

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Minimum 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 Management

    Keep on doing what you do... taking advantage of consumers with your overpriced, outdated technology.

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