Redbox Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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Pros
  • good benefits and vacation time (in 15 reviews)

  • The first place I worked at that allowed me to have a work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management never makes it feel like they understand what the field has to endure (in 9 reviews)

  • This can cause serious wear and tear (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Redbox

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

    Pros

    This place is amazing. I have no complaints.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working here, i look forward to coming into work everyday.


  2. Great job with excellent benefits!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Support Representative in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Field Support Representative in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Redbox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, the benefits and paid time off are awesome! Not micro managed, work independently and unsupervised.

    Cons

    Will spend a lot of time driving and sitting in traffic. If you're an impatient person, then it's not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue recognizing individual achievements and award for hard work, it makes better employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Innovative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Redbox full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture. I didn't realize what that meant until I worked at a place that felt like family. I met some of the smartest and most talented people here.

    Cons

    Coinstar's ownership ruined it. Its not like what it used to be, and they gutted some very important departments that could've kept the unstoppable innovation going.


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  5. A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Front-End Design in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Intern - Front-End Design in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Redbox as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Great Community, everyone there was very nice and talented -Paid internship -Got to work on many different projects, looked great on my resume -Free soda in the vending machines ;)

    Cons

    My only issue was the commute. You really need a car to work there. There are no sidewalks in the area, and public transportation is spotty at best. Can't blame the company for that though.

    Advice to Management

    There were a few times where my payment came a little late. This would have been a big issue if I needed the money to pay rent or something. To be honest this was probably because I was the first intern that they ever had.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I have been working at Redbox as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice office and working environment. Free snack, Starbucks coffee, fruits. Flexibility of working schedule depends on field manager: possible to work from home if necessary. Bonus - get free DVD for every night :)

    Cons

    All main decisions done by business team, unfortunately not always right.


  7. great experience and fun

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Redbox full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    use own vehicle, wear and tear. long hours.


  8. Wonderful, Diverse, Inclusive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level I Machine Support Technician in Villa Park, IL
    Current Employee - Level I Machine Support Technician in Villa Park, IL

    I have been working at Redbox full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The best part about this job is the atmosphere. I've made many new friends who have common interests and I'm able to come to work dressed in comfortable clothing. Everyone including management is friendly. The job can get a little tedious and repetitive after a while, but there is always opportunity for training in new areas and the possibility of promotion. This is a great job to make decent money while going to school or working towards a better position. Great perks and great insurance.

    Cons

    Nothing so egregious it deserve complaint, overall a great place to work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Solid work environment with unsure future

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I have been working at Redbox full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The culture is not typical of most $2b companies in Illinois. Feels more like a start-up than a corproation

    Cons

    The culture feels like its starting to change (for the worse). Still better than most companies, but not as great as it used to be.


  10. casual culture, good salary, highly modern office with many amenities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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

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

    Pros

    people are cool, salaries are very competitive, great office, very good benefits package for FTE. lots of company sponsored events, gifts to employees, recognition, execs tried to communicate with dev team about work conditions/teams, but feedback given was rarely put into practice

    Cons

    not a tremendous amount of career advancement for software. way too many contractors being hired for a short amount of time, after they became adept at the system, they were going and FTEs had to retrain them. doing development on the actual boxes required a lab with redboxes, hard to emulate for quick debug. lot's of lua script, also hard to debug

    Advice to Management

    hire less contractors and focus on cultivating domain-expert FTEs. there was way too much turnaround with contracts and having the FTEs retrain them constantly is counter productive


  11. Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Support Representative I
    Current Employee - Field Support Representative I

    I have been working at Redbox full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Redbox has your best interests at heart. Yes, like any job, there are very sterssful weeks, and then the normal weeks. They keep you in the loop on how the company is doing, and offer many perks like a wellness program, and fun employee constests (one of which, I won!). You pretty much work on your own, and the pay is good.

    Cons

    You have to use your own vehicle at a level 1. This can cause serious wear and tear. And if you don't have a larger vehicle, good luck.



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