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Blockbuster Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 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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    Store Manager

    Store Manager (Former Employee) Abington, PA

    ProsGreat co-workers & wonderful employees

    ConsHorrible corporate management & sales vultures

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't do it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Review of Blockbuster Management

    Store Manager (Former Employee) Saint Peters, MO

    ProsFree Movie Rentals
    Semi-flexible work hours

    ConsNo personal growth and upward movement within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI worked at Blockbuster at the beginning of the Bankruptcy. Upper management was putting all the pressure for store performance. They wanted "clerks" to become sales associates and throwing everything at us at a moments notice to see if something new stuck. When my district manager got a new job, I knew it was time to start looking.

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

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    Good environment

    Shift Leader (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsFree rentals, great atmosphere and nice co-workers. All in all I enjoyed my time working there. Sadly it's hard to find a location that is still open. If you do find one near you don't hesitate to apply.

    ConsLow pay with little room for advancement. With multiple store closing and the likelihood that all stores will be closing soon, don't expect to stay with the company for an extended period of time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Account analyst

    Account Analyst (Former Employee) Richardson, TX

    ProsManagement tried to keep the company going.

    ConsBecause of the competition, the business was not doing well

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was all right.

    Cashier (Former Employee) Opp, AL

    ProsThey have movies. Goot ones two.

    Consgetting up and goin 2 werk.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo Blockbuster and all the captains of corporate America. Nobody believes you when you try to sound like visionaries. When you announce a major acquisition, do not try to sound like geniuses. Stick to brass tacks, like cost savings and footprint redundancies. Do not talk about some new retail paradigm mumbo jumbo. No one going to believe it. Even Steve Jobs (AAPL) did not do that. He rolled out the product and let everyone else talk about paradigms.

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

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    OK for a temp job.

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat employee perks. Relatively easy and laid back.

    ConsSlow. Difficult to keep sales numbers up. No chance for raises at lower level jobs.

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

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    Fun Job

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsFree rentals, fun people to work with

    Conspart time, not great pay

    Advice to Senior Managementcompany is no longer in business

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

     

    Fun, Fast pace environment for kids out of high school.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get free movies weekly

    ConsWorking as a salesman for Dish Satellite Cable.

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    Okay

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsFree rentals, cool place to work while going to school

    ConsStore closings causing job loses

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

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    A downward spiral towards obsoletion

    Store Manager (Former Employee) Chico, CA

    ProsGreat regular customers and the ability to develop great relationships with them. Cant beat the laid back uniform during summer months--sneakers and shorts.

    ConsA vicious circle of bad ideas over and over again. No pay raises in 6 years---rather the option to accept pay cuts or you can take unemployment

    Advice to Senior Managementtoo late now

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

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