Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 25 January 2018
I worked at HMV for 6 six months.After this period and actually doing an excelent job they decided one day just to fire me...simple like that without reasons.When I asked why they just said that I am taking to much sick days...thing is that this actually didn't happen.Anyway we have our rights sincerally,like 3 sick in one year.I didn't had 3 in that year but anyway they fired me..they don't care about people.The only thing that they care about is that you work like crazy and hard.When you re actually sick and almost dead because of that they just get ride of you like nothing is happening like it is normal.
Store supervisor (Former Employee) – Bullring birmingham – 10 May 2016
i worked at hmv at first a s a clenaing supervisor then a manager liked me and decided to offer me a job in retail . i worked at hmv for around a year and half .i enjoyed it so ,much great atmosphere and nice people to work with .i enjoy music so being able to listen to music while you worked was an added bonus .
Christmas temp assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham, ENG – 1 February 2016
My short time working at HMV was really enjoyable. The staff I worked with were all fun to talk to and there were no disagreements or arguments between members despite the heavy work load.
A typical night shift for me would include helping unpack and sort the pallets we had received on the night (which ranged from 5 to begin with and 15 coming up to the start of December). Then dealing with the totes that I had been designated (which would vary from 4 - 20) to put out stock. After the totes had been dealt with we would move on to putting out stock that was not placed inside of totes. Aside from the main duty of stock handling, I would also help with floor displays and floor layout, moving large amounts of stock around to fit with the plans from the main office.
Management was good, each section had their own team leader and we had our manager working with us. There wasn't the feeling of working under a manager as they took on the same responsibilities of us and they never pushed their authority role in our faces, we never did anything which led them to do such a thing either.
My co-workers were an absolute pleasure to work with, seeing as it was night shift there were fewer than 10 people working so everyone actually knew each other and got to form a friendship with them which carried on outside of work hours. Everyone had fun and conversations never felt forced.
The hardest part of the job was outside of work. Finishing work at 5:30am and getting home for nearly 7am meant that I had very little time to myself and very little time to be with family and friends, themore... heavy lifting would tire me out to the point where I'd sleep through for nearly 12 hours solidly.
It's hard to say what the most enjoyable part of the job was because it all just came together in a way in which everything was enjoyable, the people, the type of work and the energy from everyone just made it great.less
We could pick any movie on the shop floor to watch on break. 30% staff discount.
Customer service / Returns (Former Employee) – Birmingham, ENG – 31 March 2014
A typical day at work starts with sining yourself in and sining your personal belongings,like headphones,Iphone, Ipad, Cd's or DVD's. Then can go put your personal stuff in locker room, have drink and chat with work collegs in canteen. Work starts with meeting with supervisors, they give us instructions, whats the plan for day, targets and then we start do our work. picking orders and sending them to dispatch area. I did learned here how to plan work so it is esyer to do in shorter time. I learned how to deal with different culture and type people. Manegement in hmv are really helpfull. The hardest part in this job was to try and hit really high targets working at night shift. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeteng new people, and show supervisors that we can reach all the targets.
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 31 July 2013
I enjoyed my time at HMV and after ten years of loyal service, I was sad to leave. Due to the high turnover of staff, I worked with many great co-workers and worked under some really inspirational team leaders and managers. The interaction with both the staff members and the customers alike made the job enjoyable, yet sometimes challenging. The Christmas period; September to January, was always very busy; having to undertake shop floor duties in a bustling shop was never easy, but a cool head and a focused outlook on my tasks at hand, kept the workload flowing smoothly. I had a good relationship with my managers and always understood what was expected of me. For instance, I always made sure I knew which particular member of the management team I should liaise with if I had a particular issue; this was something that I had learned through trial and error at the start of my career. In a typical day, I would replenish stock, transfer and update stock, both physically and on the computer system. I would work on the tills and floor walk, I would also continue to put stock out, and prepare sections for merchandising or improvements.
Staff discount, working around, music and film, great managers.
Warehouse operative. (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 31 August 2012
Nice place to work, Friendly staff and clean warehouse. Equipment I had to use on a day to day basis was very good and the supervisors were good at pushing us to get things done on time and keeping us informed on how well we were doing.
Warehouse operative (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 19 June 2012
start with briefing, using a lazer gun you will be order picking or putting away items into stock, items include cds, dvds, games and even apple products. Learned how to use the sanning gun and thats about it. Didnt really know the management but it was scarce. some co-workers were bright some were extremly arragant. Hardest part would be getting through the day because it dragged! Having a laugh sometimes and the pool table was the most enjoyable.