Blockbuster Reviews

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Blockbuster President Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
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Pros
  • Free rentals,talking with customers about movies (in 189 reviews)

  • Renting free movies all the time was the best (in 160 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management (outside the local store level) made bad decisions that caused the store to fail (in 47 reviews)

  • sales goals were also unrealistic (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Great and fun place to work

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

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free movie rentals, fun environment

    Cons

    not very clean due to many videos


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Blockbuster part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    None


  3. Account analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Account Analyst in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Management tried to keep the company going.

    Cons

    Because of the competition, the business was not doing well


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  5. The Blockbuster Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Inventory Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Inventory Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Share your praise of former employees to future employers


  6. Very Disappointing and lacked parent company committment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Western Leasing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Western Leasing Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Name, locations, ideas, concept.

    Cons

    Limited resources, Management non committment t the future


  7. I worked at corporate HQ

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Blockbuster (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Serve your customers' needs in your future endeavors.


  8. A rewarding place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Blockbuster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Too much rework.


  9. No grand plan.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in McKinney, TX

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Learn how to set and stick to strategic plans.


  10. Horrible company with no respect for employees or customers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Azle, TX
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Azle, TX

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Blockbuster review

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

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (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.



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