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Blockbuster Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
680 Reviews
2.8
680 Reviews
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Blockbuster President Michael Kelly
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153 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great weekly benefits with 10 free rentals a week (in 189 reviews)

  • We got ten free movies per week which was a great perk (in 160 reviews)


Cons
  • Unrealistic expectations, upper management out of touch with what the customer wanted (in 47 reviews)

  • unrealistic sales goals, upper management micro managed too much (in 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Will be missed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Relaxing, enjoyable, meaningful, good pay

    Cons

    No cons here, I loved it

  2.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fun environment, laid back employees. Renting free movies all the time was the best.

    Cons

    Putting back the movies/games on the shelves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best 18 years of my life, and very sad that it is gone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people, both customers and employees. Growth, benefits, environment.

    Cons

    Very sad that BLOCKBUSTER is not longer around.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great team to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Bankruptcy and being bought out.

  6.  

    Kind leadership as well as with the other employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Easy work and comfortable setting.

    Cons

    Price of rentals was a bit steep

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent training

  7.  

    Loved working with all the movie fans.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at Blockbuster full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great friends, great customers. I loved the atmosphere and talking about movies and games all day.

    Cons

    You can't please everyone all the time so you do your best and give a smile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has always been great to me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Free weekly movie rentals, including prereleases

    Cons

    Pay is not so great

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best (Now Non-Existent) Job Ever!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Buford, GA

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They paid me above minimum wage, surrounded by movies and games, customers appreciate your opinions, free rentals, discount on candy

    Cons

    Vacuuming, sweeping, cleaning windows, rushed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of the Blockbuster stores I know closed, so I don't really have any advice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work, sad to see it go

    Former Employee - Retail Clerk in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Clerk in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people were nice to me, free rentals

    Cons

    nothing at the moment right now

  11.  

    Loved the job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes unorganized within stores.

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