Coinstar

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Coinstar Reviews

50 Reviews
2.6
50 Reviews
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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.  

    Overall, good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Coinstar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits (rival the best companies in the world) and a stable company lead by brilliant individuals.

    Cons

    Low upward mobility, little to no growth potential for company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-connect with your workforce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting place to work with some challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems/Business Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems/Business Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Coinstar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Trying to do the right thing
    Good Salary and Benefits
    Good extra perks like Free Redbox movies, Movie Screenings, Mariner Baseball game, etc

    Cons

    Stuck in current process which makes it hard to make improvement
    Legacy Systems are so intertwined that no one really wants to take the time and spend the money to really fix the issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to step up and make the tough decisions and spend the money on removing legacy systems that are no longer supported and hard to get data and patched together processes to get data moved to new systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the fast growing companies--rewards specific groups/employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Coinstar as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the fast growing companies in WA. Decent pay/benefits, challenging work

    Cons

    Policial environment
    Work life balance is not practiced by leadership, causing directors and sr managers to loose their work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not good to work 60-70 hours all the time, causes burn out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Coinstar : good company to be with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Coinstar as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    less formal environment, good exposure to technology

    Cons

    Do not have variety of products/projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Coinstar as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good project management, agile, scrum process

    Cons

    no flex time, les flexibility to manage work like balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Changes are afoot and it's unclear where there will be opportunities for personal growth and advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Coinstar

    Pros

    Successful company with the experience and leadership to continue innovating.

    Cons

    At one point the company was rather sleepy, but that may be changing. You can't escape bureaucracy here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Determine what parts of the Coinstar culture should not be painted red.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    very good

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

    I have been working at Coinstar

    Pros

    the best reason is job security and good senior management.

    Cons

    not much room for growth professionally

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice Place to work with free parking.

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

    I have been working at Coinstar

    Pros

    Free Parking, Free Snacks, Nice People

    Cons

    Clear direction is needed as the economy is still in the drink.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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