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hmv Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2019

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3.6
74%
Recommend to a Friend
55%
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hmv Chief Executive Ian Topping (no image)
Ian Topping
61 Ratings
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  • "minimum wage job in a dying industry(in 13 reviews)

  • "Incredible pressure to upsell Pure cards, which are frankly a ripoff and very anti-consumer(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Best job!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Listen to great music all day

    Cons

    It doesn't exist as a store anymore

    hmv2019-10-06
  2. "A happy place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Colleague 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people Great friends Lots of fun

    Cons

    Not enough shifts Limited hours

    hmv2019-11-28
  3. "Working at Hmv"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England

    I have been working at hmv part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with music games dvds Friendly staff Nice breakroom with pool table etc

    Cons

    Long shifts Some early shifts some late shifts

    hmv2019-12-03
  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Maidstone, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at hmv full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sociability, colleagues tend to be like minded and therefore easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Weekend working can be a bit of a burden. Christmas period is lots of hours.

    Advice to Management

    More staff around christmas for more sociability.

    hmv2019-11-18
  5. "Chilled Enjoyable experience"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with Always entertaining Achievable Targets

    Cons

    Lack of Progression When achieved targets, little to no rewards

    hmv2019-11-07
  6. "Part time"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at hmv part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly atmosphere - Staff discount - Decent wage - Store not that busy as retail stores are dying. People order games, music and DVD's online

    Cons

    - Pressure to link sell. As in harass the customer so you sell more things then they came for . - Pressure to meet sales targets even if the store isn't buy and not that many customers. Sales targets unrealistic .

    hmv2019-11-15
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends

    I worked at hmv part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work in

    Cons

    Getting To know the staff can be hard

    hmv2019-10-10
  8. "Nice company"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Support Services in Solihull, England

    I worked at hmv full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life and culture were positive

    Cons

    Always in the limelight for survival

    Advice to Management

    Good luck in the turn around

    hmv2019-10-10
  9. "Great Company that lost its way"

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    Former Employee - Head of Enterprise in Marlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic team at all levels. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    Market dying and future bleak.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to compete with Amazon and focus on bricks and mortar.

    hmv2019-09-27
  10. "Great fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Generous Discount, good uniform and great company to work for.

    Cons

    Low pay if you are under 21

    hmv2019-09-11
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