Blockbuster Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Blockbuster President Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
35 Ratings

Pros
  • Free rentals,talking with customers about movies (in 189 reviews)

  • Renting free movies all the time was the best (in 160 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management (outside the local store level) made bad decisions that caused the store to fail (in 47 reviews)

  • sales goals were also unrealistic (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Shift manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster (More than a year)

    Pros

    This place could not have been easier. Brainless work. It was hard to mess up, easy to get promoted.

    Cons

    This place had such brainess work that it was boring. Plus people were total jerks whenver you tried to call to get late fee.


  2. CSR

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    Former Employee - Csr1 in Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Newtown Square, PA

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Watch tv and play video games all day

    Cons

    Miserable employees and horrible wages.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so aggressive with employees beneath you.


  3. Shift Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Blockbuster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working. A job. Free Rentals.

    Cons

    Lost company. No direction no future.

    Advice to Management

    Its not you, its a decaying company.


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  5. Customer Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time

    Pros

    They went out of business

    Cons

    They wouldn't allow me to work more.

    Advice to Management

    Too late


  6. It sucked to work there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    free rentals and flexible schedule

    Cons

    too many to list but extremely low pay was biggest con


  7. Customer rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy and fun at times

    Cons

    Bad hours, candy bundles sales we're way too important, outdated computer software,

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to beat out redbox


  8. Movies

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free movies, discounted candy, shifts are flexible, easy work

    Cons

    Closed, no raises, not up to par with technology, Netflix won

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees longer by paying them more money and respecting their time.


  9. Awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, and free movies

    Cons

    Bad pay, and idiotic regionals

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Stuck in the past

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun team members If you move movies, its great! Quirky customers. Discount on movies and games. Straight-forward expectations. Fast-paced.

    Cons

    Never grew from its mistakes with VHS vs. DVDs. Stuck in the past. Redundant product. Over zealous and unrealistic sales goals. No communication from corporate other then complaints. Job stability is slim to none.


  11. Closed for business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free movies, health care was included.

    Cons

    Closed. Upper management was unable to adapt to the changing market trends and bankrupt the business.



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