Blockbuster Reviews

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688 Reviews
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Blockbuster President Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
158 Ratings

    Working for a dying dinosaur

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Blockbuster


    It was an amazing challenge early on as we had so many customers and we were always busy. As time went on there grew to be many competitors with Hollywood Video, Netflix, Redbox and streaming. Hollywood Video was more of an annoyance. Netlix was new with its mailing concept and Blockbuster eventually capitulated to create a similar method. Redbox had such a small PP that our selection, shopping experience of not impersonating a homeless person while shopping and confection and pure habit brought people in. Blockbuster didn't have the leadership that was visionary to get out in front of these ideas. Loved competing with these companies and meeting customers and providing them exceptional service was rewarding. (not to mention watching free movies)


    The inability of Blockbuster to be visionary in its concepts led to its downfall. The planograms made sense to make sure all stores were similar but the rigid stance to stick to these ideas was frustrating. If my store was exceeding expectations because we were not using company guidelines we were not praised but frowned upon.

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Blockbuster Interviews

Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring was really basic. Filled out application got a phone call asking if I was still interested. They set up an appointment to come in. First interview was with the assistant manager, I was asked very basic questions like Tell me about yourself and, Why do you believe you are qualified for this position. Second interview was with store manager where I was informed about the job specifics.

    Interview Questions
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Blockbuster Awards & Accolades

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

Additional Info

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Headquarters Englewood, CO
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By Out of Business
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

With video stores going the way of the dinosaurs (and record stores), movie rental chain Blockbuster has seen its business take a Hollywood-sized hit. With a library of more than 125,000 movie and game titles, Blockbuster has struggled to transform its store-based distribution system to a multi-channel content delivery model. The company's customers can either download movies to their home or mobile devices, order them by mail, or visit one of a dwindling number of Blockbuster stores. Amid rapid technological change and competition from Netflix and Redbox, Blockbuster... More

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