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hmv Reviews

Updated 13 Jul 2019

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3.7
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Ian Topping
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent staff discount on all products, with the exception of gift cards etc(in 32 reviews)

  • "HMV has a great people orientated focus with great emphasis on development(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "minimum wage job in a dying industry(in 12 reviews)

  • "Its a very 'Head office knows best' type company(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at hmv full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    HMV has a great people orientated focus with great emphasis on development. Great culture.

    Cons

    The market continues to be turbulent, so can be a risky move

    hmv2019-05-30
  2. "good part time job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Sheffield, England

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

    Pros

    - discount - good team to work with, made good friends - casual uniform

    Cons

    - national minimum wage - not very busy after christmas period

    hmv2019-07-08
  3. "xmas job"

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    Former Employee - Xmas Temp 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    nice discount if you like dvds or vinyl

    Cons

    they don't give many hours

    hmv2019-07-08
  4. "Made by management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 

    I worked at hmv full-time

    Pros

    Supportive colleagues and management

    Cons

    Long hours Management unwilling to act on complaints against other members of staff

    hmv2019-07-04
  5. "Great company, sad it's struggling"

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      Former Employee - Sales Assistant 

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

      Pros

      Good team, suited me as a musician working in audio dept

      Cons

      Selling pure cards was a bit of nonsense, struggled in the age of digital

      hmv2019-07-03
    • "Okay"

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      Current Employee - Assistant in London, England

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

      Pros

      Good part time role when I needed extra income.

      Cons

      Job cuts uncertainty due to stores closing

      Advice to Management

      None as only worked part time and manager was ok

      hmv2019-07-13
    • "Hmv review"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in Staines, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      A very friendly work envitonment

      Cons

      The hours were not very flexible

      Advice to Management

      Possibly make the hours more flexible

      hmv2019-06-20
    • "Generally a great place to work with like-minded people (fellow music/film geeks!)"

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      Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Portsmouth, South East England, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      - The team of people that I worked with were lovely, we were basically like a family! - Getting to help pick the playlist for the day, so you get to listen to music you like while you work. - Pretty relaxed work atmosphere. - 30% staff discount - Good in-store incentives (staff won holidays, latest tech, trips to festivals and gigs etc. and gift cards) - Flexible hours to an extent.

      Cons

      - Management were often unprofessional (bad communication). - No real chance of career progression, you had to really push hard to get any additional training.

      hmv2019-06-12
    • "Great people, poor pay"

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      Current Employee - Buyer in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at hmv full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      People are amazing, fun place to work, working with product you love

      Cons

      Poor career progression, a "jobs for the boys" mentality at higher echelons, poor pay

      hmv2019-06-26
    • "Don't Bother"

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      Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Nuneaton, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Easy to steal from if you wanted

      Cons

      Rude, Disrespectful, Manager gossips, Awful conditions

      Advice to Management

      Get a new Nuneaton manager

      hmv2019-07-08
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