Blockbuster Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
661 Reviews
2.8
661 Reviews
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Blockbuster President Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
146 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time for 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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Loved working with all the movie fans.

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    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 for 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
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  5.  

    Fun.

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    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
  6.  

    Best (Now Non-Existent) Job Ever!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Buford, GA

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time for less than a 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
  7.  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were nice to me, free rentals

    Cons

    nothing at the moment right now

  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    I enjoyed working for this company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great to be able to interact with people all day everyday

    Cons

    Don't really have any complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish we could of continued with the company

  10.  

    Blockbuster is a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Pros

    The company was a great play to work. I had the chance to learn many new things and meet many new people.

    Cons

    The company was a great place to work except it closed down. The benefits were terrible though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A rewarding place to work.

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    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

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