Coinstar Reviews

Updated May 11, 2015
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  1. Field Service Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coinstar full-time

    Pros

    Working for them as a field service technician was a pleasurable experience. You are able to somewhat set your own schedule and you get plenty of windshield time.

    Cons

    My area was between two other zones and it was absorbed by more senior technicians when we lost a large account in Florida, which resulted in my layoff. Other than that it was a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to integrate technicians across both coin and redbox so that they can provide technical support.


  2. Overall, good company

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

    I worked at Coinstar full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Re-connect with your workforce


  3. Interesting place to work with some challenges

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Bellevue, WA
    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Coinstar as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Coinstar : good company to be with

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    less formal environment, good exposure to technology

    Cons

    Do not have variety of products/projects.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Contractor - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good project management, agile, scrum process

    Cons

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


  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Coinstar

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. very good

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

    I have been working at Coinstar

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the best reason is job security and good senior management.

    Cons

    not much room for growth professionally


  10. Nice Place to work with free parking.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Current Employee - Coordinator

    I have been working at Coinstar

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Parking, Free Snacks, Nice People

    Cons

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



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