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Blockbuster Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
681 Reviews
2.8
681 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Stuck in the past

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun team members
    If you move movies, its great!
    Quirky customers.
    Discount on movies and games.
    Straight-forward expectations.
    Fast-paced.

    Cons

    Never grew from its mistakes with VHS vs. DVDs.
    Stuck in the past.
    Redundant product.
    Over zealous and unrealistic sales goals.
    No communication from corporate other then complaints.
    Job stability is slim to none.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Closed for business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Free movies, health care was included.

    Cons

    Closed. Upper management was unable to adapt to the changing market trends and bankrupt the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Blockbuster as an intern (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nothing, as the entire company went down.

    Cons

    Everything, because the entire company vanished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop closing stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    company trouble

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

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    great employee benefits, considerations and work/life balance

    Cons

    terrible management at the coperate level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    We're Closed?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Light Work Load as the store is now closed.

    Cons

    Not Giving your Employees a heads up before you shut the doors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ... Find a new job.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The only good thing about working for Blockbuster was that you got free movies every week

    Cons

    Blockbuster was not a good place to work. The upper management (outside the local store level) made bad decisions that caused the store to fail. They had crazy expectations and always made you upsell. If you were not able to upsell, you did not get hours. Sometimes people just wanted a movie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    close the doors for good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are finally free.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bangor, ME
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bangor, ME

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

    Pros

    There was some pay and free movies.

    Cons

    Store manage not flexible for college students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should bought Netlfix when you could.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I hated it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Pros

    There is nothing about this job that I liked. Everything sucked beyond measure at the job including the management.

    Cons

    Ever thing was a con. The only reason I stayed was becuase I needed a job and I'm in college. I am so glad it is shut down now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    terrible environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Narragansett, RI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Narragansett, RI

    I have been working at Blockbuster part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - free movie rentals. Several each time you come in
    - cool employees that know everything about all the latest movies

    Cons

    - dated computer system that was prone to discrepancies between actual stock and computer stock. This was a constant problem.
    - Had to do inventory checks quite often as a result, which meant staying over night and reviewing every movie in the store.
    - very tedious work
    -very angry customers.
    - useless management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - update systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Don't work for this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Riverbank, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Riverbank, CA

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The free movie rentals and health care benefits are ok but not great.

    Cons

    Management has a superiority complex and look down on employees. Management is unwilling to take the time to teach and they prefer to write you up for other peoples mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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