Blockbuster Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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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. Cashier

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Detroit, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Assisting customers in a friendly and timely manner.

    Cons

    Not speedy enough for the company. Not enough employees on the schedule..pay every two weeks was a bummer.Rewards program was the best...

    Advice to Management

    Reopen the business to the public..been shut down a few years and they're losing business


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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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

    Everything; people were fun and great product for a while

    Cons

    Nothing except it is gone

    Advice to Management

    Buy Netflix 15 years ago and invest in digital strategy 10 years ago


  3. shift manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours and good training, Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The Blockbuster store i worked at closed.


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  5. Great company

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Blockbuster (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, loyal to employees

    Cons

    Not around anymore to work for


  6. Shift Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blockbuster full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and a great place to work

    Cons

    Nor enough hours and rude customers.

    Advice to Management

    Try and space out hours amongst your employees.


  7. For an entry level position it was one if the best jobs ever.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You're working at a video store!

    Cons

    Closing at midnight was tough.


  8. I Loved working for this company

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chula Vista, CA

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very fun and busy environment. They customers were very friendly and always asked for recommendations.

    Cons

    none really. I loved having to work here, unfortunately the store closed down.


  9. I miss you blockbuster

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    Former Employee - Csr1 in Okemos, MI
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Okemos, MI

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Best job I've ever had.

    Cons

    Shut down too quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Rally up and bring everyone back.


  10. One of the greatest companies I worked for

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fuquay-Varina, NC

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The store I worked for treated all of us like family. I worked there for 6 years and worked my way up to Assistant Store manager. The responsibilities of the job were not outstanding. You just had to do your job.

    Cons

    Sadly they are closed. While they were open towards the end Dish bought the company and things became hard to push dish along with everything else.

    Advice to Management

    Open up


  11. Loved it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Free rentals and flexible scedule

    Cons

    It closed and the pay was low

    Advice to Management

    No longer exists



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