Blockbuster Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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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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  1. For an entry level position it was one if the best jobs ever.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You're working at a video store!

    Cons

    Closing at midnight was tough.

  2. I Loved working for this company

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chula Vista, CA

    I have been working at Blockbuster

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

    Pros

    Very fun and busy environment. They customers were very friendly and always asked for recommendations.

    Cons

    none really. I loved having to work here, unfortunately the store closed down.

  3. I miss you blockbuster

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    Former Employee - Csr1 in Okemos, MI
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Okemos, MI

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Best job I've ever had.

    Cons

    Shut down too quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Rally up and bring everyone back.

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  5. One of the greatest companies I worked for

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fuquay-Varina, NC

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The store I worked for treated all of us like family. I worked there for 6 years and worked my way up to Assistant Store manager. The responsibilities of the job were not outstanding. You just had to do your job.

    Cons

    Sadly they are closed. While they were open towards the end Dish bought the company and things became hard to push dish along with everything else.

    Advice to Management

    Open up

  6. Loved it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Free rentals and flexible scedule

    Cons

    It closed and the pay was low

    Advice to Management

    No longer exists

  7. My experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun job
    Perks (free rentals)
    Good hours
    Relaxed
    Movies

    Cons

    Low pay
    Customers with late fees

  8. 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

  9. Great!

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  10. 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 (more than 10 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very sad that BLOCKBUSTER is not longer around.

  11. 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.

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