Blockbuster Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Customer Service Representative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    good team, cheap dvd rentals

    Cons

    lack of positive career progression

    Advice to Management

    find another job


  2. A great over all experience at Blockbuster Canada!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    The staff were amazing the customers were amazing. Lots of opportunity for growth. Great perks!! Always keeping staff fully trained in all areas. Very flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    That it went bankrupt because of the American parent company having Canada co-sign a loan. Really old POS system and a failure to be innovative.


  3. GreatBlockbIt Was a great opportunity. fun atmosphere.uster.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GreatBlockbIt Was a great opportunity. fun atmosphere.uster.

    Cons

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  5. Would Still Be There If Store Was Open

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free movies. Great members. Staff friendly. Pay was great . Loved the Coaching and developing of team.

    Cons

    Some sales promos were out of our hands ,but were told if we didn;t hit priorities we would be written up . No write ups came about. Worked alone 4 out of 5 shifts, entire shifts.


  6. A great company to work for and grow with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Internal development is a priority, training programs were fantastic. Excelent compensation for job expectations. A graet team to work with who repersents company values.

    Cons

    Lots of nights and weekends for store staff. Cost control can be challenging with reduced hours. It can be tough to work in a business where the market is down trending.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure to invest in future growth of the company. Focus on new streams of revenue, this will be a must for the future.


  7. BEST Job I've ever had!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Current Employee - Shift Manager

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits ( 15% discount and free rentals) Easy Going Co-Workers became a family You get to know your regular customers quite well

    Cons

    Pay doesn't increase very often. Some customers will complain just to complain.

    Advice to Management

    Take the advice of some of the people who work there every day about how they think customers will react to new programs and specials


  8. I love my job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader
    Current Employee - Shift Leader

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a fast paced job and the shifts go by quickly. Fun upbeat environment. You get 10 free movie and game rentals per week. You get new movies before they are released.

    Cons

    Shift Leaders are as responsible as the manager without the pay.


  9. Fun company, great for movie-lovers and game-enthusiasts.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always fun at work, since we get to talk about movies and games every day. Lots of chance for career growth and professional development.

    Cons

    Lots of changes as the entertainment industry is very volatile currently. Have to always be on your toes and ready to change gears at any moment.

    Advice to Management

    Very understanding and helpful, especially in developing employees. Only the best employees are desired to stay so bring your best consistently.


  10. great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free movies and easy to move up.

    Cons

    some of the management and higher people up seem to make goals that are unattainable for someone out of the ordinary.

    Advice to Management

    i don't have any words for leadership.


  11. Excellent place to learn about the business world. Easy going atmosphere and lots of fun.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader
    Current Employee - Shift Leader

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to talk about movies all day. Customers are mostly friendly and fun to talk to. Free movies every week. You get to learn about sales and the general business environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes customers take out their bad day on you. Some of the current employees are not well trained. Upper-management is not always in tune with what is realistic and what isn't.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to spend more time training employees. Upper management needs to spend more time in stores instead of looking at results on a piece of paper in an office somewhere. Lower the prices for rentals!



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