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hmv Reviews

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  • top dog!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at hmv full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with products you're genuinely (and sometimes fanatically) interested in.
    Working alongside people from all walks of life but who share the same interests.
    Lots of opportunities in store to talk to customers and use your knowledge to make recommendations.
    Lots of head office staff have been sales assistants, supervisors, managers in the stores, so you'll find lots of people who are really passionate about the company in all corners of the business.
    Staff discount!

    Cons

    The outlook for the company seems to be positive but it's hard to shake off the 'ailing retailer' label!

hmv Interviews

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Christmas Temp Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hereford, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at hmv (Hereford, England) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, the application wasn't hard. Just the usual type of application with a few questions about what music/films/games you're in to.

    Didn't hear anything back from them for nearly a month! But they finally got back to me by telephone inviting me in for an interview.

    The interview was very laid back. First thing I did was fill out a sheet of paper with questions about music games films and all sorts. Just to see how your knowledge is. Then the second part was just a quick one to one interview just to speak about my past experience and where I've worked and once again to talk about what hobbies and things you're in to. Very laid back and easy interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Wage was non negotiable because it was Xmas temp. But they did say if it was a permanent job then the wage would go up.

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Website www.hmvgroup.com
Headquarters Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Size Unknown
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (HMV)
Industry Retail
Revenue £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Tesco, BLM Group

HMV Group hopes the route to our pocketbooks is through our eyes and ears. The entertainment retailer sells music, movies, and electronic games online and through some 275 HMV stores throughout the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, and Singapore. HMV has been closing stores and selling assets amid a prolonged sales slump caused by upheaval in the music business. To compensate for declining retail sales, HMV entered the live music and ticketing market through the purchase of its former joint venture partner in live music MAMA Group. The new business, called HMV Live (4% of sales... More

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