Good, fun, friendly working environment, tasks were well explained for beginning workers, would work there again. Tasks involved putting stickers on products, stacking shelves, helping customers. Management was good. Learned basics about working in a shop.
Seasonal Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee) – Eastbourne, East Sussex – 10 March 2017
From the get go I did nothing but enjoy my brief time at HMV: the staff were the friendliest bunch of people I've ever met; the workload always kept me busy and intrigued; and I was always learning new things about the job. Ultimately it never felt like work and not once did I dread going in (I loved it so much I often stayed for an unpaid hour on my shorter shifts). Excellent place to work.
Hour-long lunches, friendly staff, each day always different, never feels like work
Stockroom Controller / Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Poole – 28 July 2016
Great teams make for a positive working environment , although this may vary between stores management in Poole mate great effort to help with work life balance and work on any aspects causing trouble.
Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee) – Portsmouth – 4 April 2016
The day would of consisted of sticking labels onto items, before they are stocked onto the shelves. The management were very helpful and forgiving. Co-workers were fun and enjoyable. Couldn't say that I didn't get a good laugh or two each that passed. Co-workers were also very helpful when it came to the tasks I was given. The hardest part of the job was most likely when I was given a stack of CD's and a large roll of labels. The most enjoyable part was most likely when I was handed a box of unused items to tear apart and throw away.
Enjoyed my work experience as part of the Prince's Trust course
Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee) – Brighton, ENG – 18 August 2015
As it was only work experince as part of the course I was on, I didnt get paid for it, but I enjoyed myself regardless.
Most of the time I was spent helping in the stockroom, preparing stock to go out on the shop floor, which involved: placing price tags on CDs, DVDs and other merchandise, folding T-shirts to go out on theshop floor and placing security tags onto the stock. I also helped with anything that needed returning which was basically the opposite to preparing stock to go out.
When I did go out onto the shop floor, I done a variety of tasks, like organising stock, looking for a specific item to see if it was in stock or not, to even helping customers with enquiries.
I also got on well with the staff, as they were helpful when I didn't know where some products were
Despite hurting myself in the second week (due to my own clumsiness) which resulted in me ending up with concussion, I still managed to make the effort to come in on for the last two days of the work experience and even gave them a thank you card on the last day.
Stockroom Assistant (Current Employee) – Portsmouth – 12 June 2015
I really enjoy working at HMV as it gives me an opportunity to indulge my passion for music as well as giving me an insight into the world of retail. Everyone else who works there has a similar outlook on life and this creates a good atmosphere. Management are very understanding and helpful but also give you a kick if you need it.
Great atmosphere and management.
Not quite enough hours available to me, perfect for part time work.
it was a very fun & production workplace with great staff, i would work there tomorrow if they asked me!
HMV Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee) – Middlesbrough, ENG – 11 January 2015
I loved working at HMV, it was my favourite job but all through my time i was promised a full time job when i left an that never happened. A few months later they took me on over Xmas but they gave they full time job to another temp because whilst all the other staff were having a coffee before work this guy would start work at 8:45. I was always on time, i never missed shifts, i worked every shift they asked me & I'd been involved since i was 14 but they swept me aside like i didn't matter. One time i was on a rare day off an they phoned me an asked me to come work, i had made plans to visit my dying grandmother so said i could. The best day i went into work an was told if i want the full time job then i have to say yes next time, so from that moment i did everything asked, an then a few months later they still let me go! I went back after i had finished my NVQ1 as a Christmas temp, that came to nothing, so i started my NVQ2 there but at this point i was near 23 an needed to start earning more than £35 per week so i had to leave. This broke my heart as i loved that job, the people, we were always busy doing jobs i loved.
Best job ever. 30% discount. Good hours.
promised a job for nearly 4 years an HMV went back on the promise.l
Stock assistant (Former Employee) – Poole, ENG – 12 October 2014
Checking stock in, security tagging when required. Cross referencing with customer order file. General workaround the store and stockroom, no till work involved as only on a work experience placement Got on well with rest of workteam, working together in a very productive atmosphere.
Very friendly, relaxed group interview. We were given a piece of paper to write our name, then an actress/ actor who would play us in a film and our favourite superhero. We went around the group to explain our choices. We were then split into two group to do a task on customer service and explain our answers back to the other tram and manager. The last task was to sell an item from the store to the manager - this was very laid back!