Blockbuster Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated June 15, 2014
Updated June 15, 2014
657 Reviews

2.8
657 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great weekly benefits with 10 free rentals a week (in 182 reviews)

  • We got ten free movies per week which was a great perk (in 152 reviews)


Cons
  • Unrealistic expectations, upper management out of touch with what the customer wanted (in 46 reviews)

  • unrealistic sales goals, upper management micro managed too much (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Blockbuster part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free rentals, great atmosphere and nice co-workers. All in all I enjoyed my time working there. Sadly it's hard to find a location that is still open. If you do find one near you don't hesitate to apply.

    Cons

    Low pay with little room for advancement. With multiple store closing and the likelihood that all stores will be closing soon, don't expect to stay with the company for an extended period of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Account analyst

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    Former Employee - Account Analyst  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Account Analyst in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Management tried to keep the company going.

    Cons

    Because of the competition, the business was not doing well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The Blockbuster Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Inventory Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Inventory Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Opportunities, Professional Atmosphere, Challenging engaged workload, Great Diversity

    Cons

    Business did not have the funds to transition into the changing technologies of media demands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share your praise of former employees to future employers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Disappointing and lacked parent company committment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Western Leasing Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Western Leasing Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Name, locations, ideas, concept.

    Cons

    Limited resources, Management non committment t the future

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked at corporate HQ

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    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Blockbuster for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company is dead. It's good they are dead. They didn't serve customers' needs.

    Cons

    They were stupid and they are dead. They believed their own sales pitch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Serve your customers' needs in your future endeavors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A rewarding place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    If you like movies and people, you in the right place. People coming in for entertainment, fun place to work.

    Cons

    Corporate strategy was too reactive and not forward thinking. Should have been more innovative and should have purchased netflix when they had the chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much rework.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No grand plan.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in McKinney, TX

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with at the corporate office.

    Cons

    Company on the decline, obvious by closing of McKinney headquarters and all retail stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to set and stick to strategic plans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Blockbuster review

    Former Employee - Shift Leader  in  Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Frisco, TX

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

    Pros

    Blockbuster was very flexible with my time while I was in school. Was a really fun place to work.

    Cons

    Did not pay enough. Not the best benefits.

  10.  

    Horrible company with no respect for employees or customers

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader  in  Azle, TX
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Azle, TX

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    its a job that does pay a very poor hourly wage. The higher up the ladder you climb the more corrupt you have to become in order to survive. Free movie rentals are the only good thing about this job.

    Cons

    You work long hours alone in the store. No way to take a break or much less have a bathroom break. they do not want you to eat in the work area but give no other area to eat. You can work 8 hrs and never leave the register area for anything!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a grip on the real world. Treat employees as if they are humans with physical needs. Such as eating, bathroom breaks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Eh

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Blockbuster full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free movies
    Flexible Schedule
    Fun Enviornment

    This was all in all a great place to work, staff was friendly, and it was an easy job.

    Cons

    Poor upper management
    No Chance for advancement

    getting brushed over for my own store by external hires for three years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember you are nothing without those beneath you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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