Blockbuster Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. I miss you blockbuster

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Great company to work for when things were booming, unfortunately when the industry started to decline things went south

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store General Manager
    Former Employee - Store General Manager

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot when the business was booming, multi unit experience, training and development, human resources. Love the people and customers.

    Cons

    Was having to downsize and continue to motivate and lead in an industry that was slowing coming to an end.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who took care of you through out the good times.


  3. One of the greatest companies I worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. CSR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    If you like movies its a cool place to work

    Cons

    Managers aren't very great, and there's a lot of playing favorites


  6. Long and generally boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blockbuster

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Slow and boring place to be at.

    Advice to Management

    Apply to Netflix.


  7. Loved it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Working for a dying dinosaur

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Blockbuster

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

    Pros

    It was an amazing challenge early on as we had so many customers and we were always busy. As time went on there grew to be many competitors with Hollywood Video, Netflix, Redbox and streaming. Hollywood Video was more of an annoyance. Netlix was new with its mailing concept and Blockbuster eventually capitulated to create a similar method. Redbox had such a small PP that our selection, shopping experience of not impersonating a homeless person while shopping and confection and pure habit brought people in. Blockbuster didn't have the leadership that was visionary to get out in front of these ideas. Loved competing with these companies and meeting customers and providing them exceptional service was rewarding. (not to mention watching free movies)

    Cons

    The inability of Blockbuster to be visionary in its concepts led to its downfall. The planograms made sense to make sure all stores were similar but the rigid stance to stick to these ideas was frustrating. If my store was exceeding expectations because we were not using company guidelines we were not praised but frowned upon.


  9. My experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Good place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Really Great place to work

    Cons

    They Went out of business

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. fun depending on manager

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

    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

    Not a great place now, but was a formative experience

    Cons

    not movement, not adaptive enough

    Advice to Management

    What were you going to do?



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