Coinstar Reviews

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2.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • cupcake day, free movies, various entertainment events, etc (in 5 reviews)

  • Interesting project, good benefits, fairly flexible schedule (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No advancement opprotunities, company doesn't do a good job at training employees (in 4 reviews)

  • Also, in the maintenance area, there are little, to no opportunities for career advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    most dysfunctional place I have ever worked

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Coinstar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    $ - that is the only good thing here. The pay won't last if you yo don't play along with the Charade

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and Sr experience leads to a high school atmosphere with mistrust and sabotage in areas of weakness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace your most senior people, or get advice from someone that has actually brought products to market. You are playing with Amateurs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Glad to be out of there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coinstar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits. Benefits. Benefits. Benefits. Benefits.

    Cons

    Lack innovation in redbox and coinstar. Politics rules the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to folks other than yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't waste your time applying

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Coinstar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The free soda and redbox rentals

    Cons

    They think of you as a number and management is a joke

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    worked for 13 years as field tech on the coin side

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    Former Employee - Field Service Tech  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Field Service Tech in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Coinstar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It been a year so I would not know what perks are left. You get a phone for company use.

    Cons

    The company changed it's coin field from techs to service people and are paying them half of what they used to pay. Over the last year they have pushed out all the long time techs for people that can only do cleaning on the units. Managers are trying to cover for lack of techs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember you get the kind of employee you pay for. Your turn over is killing your field service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Talking about hypocrisy and backstabbing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Coinstar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free Food and free DVDs

    Cons

    Way too many to list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your employees, don’t just talk about integrity, rather practice and believe in it. Having a bunch of lame and dis-honest manager will ultimately fail you. Promote with in rather than off the street

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Honestly; is this a joke?

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    Current Employee - IT - Shared Services  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - IT - Shared Services in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Coinstar

    Pros

    Little to no work; work is never tracked; free parking; free string cheese. Been here just under six months and received a bonus.

    Cons

    Management is the biggest joke I have ever seen. 12 Employees and 4 managers on 1 team. Everything within my team is, laughable!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From SVP down in IT need to be replaced. This company with save 40% of the IT budget with competent leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everyone is on a PIP here?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coinstar

    Pros

    Free movies and free snacks.

    Cons

    They take no ownership of Performance Management. Everyone here is on a PIP, set up to fail and then let go. They have no interest in keeping good employees by offering them chances to succeed. I'm amazed at the incompetence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone in HR and start all over again. Why do you need 40 people in your HR Organization?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is too much "Tribal Knowledge" and not enough professionalism.

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

    I have been working at Coinstar

    Pros

    Casual environment and some friendly team meetings, although with limits.

    Cons

    Too many cones of silence within departments and not enough communication throughout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of what you have instead of chasing the next moneymaker.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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