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Blockbuster Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 643 reviews

20% Approve of the CEO

Blockbuster President Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

(142 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great weekly benefits with 10 free rentals a week(in 182 reviews)

  • We got ten free movies per week which was a great perk(in 152 reviews)


Cons
  • Unrealistic expectations, upper management out of touch with what the customer wanted(in 46 reviews)

  • unrealistic sales goals, upper management micro managed too much(in 31 reviews)

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    It was quite a ride!

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsIt was a fun place to work...talking about movies and games, helping customers find a movies they would enjoy. The teamwork was great and the job not too demanding at the store level. As you reach positions of greater responsibility, the rewards could be greater and the camaraderie greater as well.

    ConsThe downward slide of the business was not fun. The frequent store closings at the end became difficult to explain to the customer as you fought for a future for the company. The denigration of the business by "customers" towards the end was challenging as we continued to feel we had a good product and service to offer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Front desk

    Team Lead (Current Employee) Wheat Ridge, CO

    ProsSurrounded by movies, customers enjoyed selecting movies, fun easy job for a kid, not too much pressure, enjoyed reviewing free movies

    ConsCompany went bankrupt, there are no more jobs, customers hated late fees and would argue about them, hard push to sell a overpriced movie pass

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good first job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNot many. Flexible with schedules.

    ConsPay. No raises. Very Slow

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    Good summer job

    Shift Lead (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsEasy job, not a lot of responsibility. At the time, you could rent 5 movies a week. Get the new release DVDs a week earlier than their release date.

    ConsBoring. Mindless tasks repeated over and over

    Advice to Senior ManagementLower prices for consumers, more relaxed rental agreements. Pay employees more and train them better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    They killed them all..

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMovies and games are awesome.

    ConsThe pay was poor for all the responsibilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys are gone.

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    just filler

    Retail Clerk (Former Employee) Clearwater, FL

    Prosnone to mention, the place sucked

    Consnetflix was a better idea

    Advice to Senior Managementdont play with matches

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boring

    Retail Clerk (Current Employee)

    ProsGot to watch movies a day before they were released!

    ConsPutting away movies, and checking people out... that was about it...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Store Manager (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsFree movies rentals , Good co workers

    ConsWorked by yourself and not a safe place to work

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    Very Disappointing and lacked parent company committment

    Western Leasing Manager (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat Name, locations, ideas, concept.

    ConsLimited resources, Management non committment t the future

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bankruptcy explains it all

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree movies, great customer relationships, cool environment, good coworkers, flexible, discount on products, free blockbuster online, up to date on media releases, movie screeners

    ConsPoor pay and benefits, no advancement because of poor pay increase, monotonous job, bankruptcy, work holidays, little vacation time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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