Blockbuster Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Blockbuster President Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
166 Ratings

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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724 Employee Reviews

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  1. Shift Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Working. A job. Free Rentals.

    Cons

    Lost company. No direction no future.

    Advice to Management

    Its not you, its a decaying company.


  2. Customer Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time

    Pros

    They went out of business

    Cons

    They wouldn't allow me to work more.

    Advice to Management

    Too late


  3. It sucked to work there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    free rentals and flexible schedule

    Cons

    too many to list but extremely low pay was biggest con


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  5. Customer rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

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

    Pros

    Easy and fun at times

    Cons

    Bad hours, candy bundles sales we're way too important, outdated computer software,

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to beat out redbox


  6. Movies

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free movies, discounted candy, shifts are flexible, easy work

    Cons

    Closed, no raises, not up to par with technology, Netflix won

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees longer by paying them more money and respecting their time.


  7. Awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, and free movies

    Cons

    Bad pay, and idiotic regionals

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. Stuck in the past

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

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

    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.


  9. Closed for business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free movies, health care was included.

    Cons

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


  10. company trouble

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great employee benefits, considerations and work/life balance

    Cons

    terrible management at the coperate level


  11. Helpful (1)

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    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 Management

    close the doors for good



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