Blockbuster Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. A terrible company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bloomington, MN

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

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

    Pros

    The perks of Blockbuster were the rentals and the easiness of the job. Most of what you do is stock, returns, and rental transactions.

    Cons

    The upper management of Dish Network clearly did not know how to run a video rental store. They had unrealistic sales goals, considering the majority of customers were regulars. Regulars aren't going to buy the monthly pass ten times a month. Eventually tried to get stores to sell Dish Network. People don't want to be assaulted about their cable when they go to rent a movie, and again, the regulars made up the majority of our customer base, so of course they got annoyed when we had to ask them every single time.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly, Blockbuster Stores didn't work. Next time you take over a company, try to keep it separate from Dish, and then maybe you can focus on running it how it should be run. Also, hire management from within the company.


  2. Customer rep

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    Bad hours, candy bundles sales we're way too important, outdated computer software,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


  3. I watched movies

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    I like movies and am a movie conasour it was a high school job close to home

    Cons

    Store only played stupid movies worked a lot did not like my hours boring at times when it's slow


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  5. Slave drivers

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    watched lots of movies for free

    Cons

    Worked long hours for low wage


  6. I Loved working for this company

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


  7. Fun place for a part time job

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Management was very understanding. Team atmosphere where everyone helped each other. Easy to get shifts covered

    Cons

    Angry customers, but that is just retail in general.

    Advice to Management

    Meet with the stores regularly to see what issues we have.


  8. Great while it lasted!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

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

    Pros

    Great job if you love movies & games. We got to rent the games and movies for free and before they released

    Cons

    they went out of business


  9. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    benefits. free movies. great staff.

    Cons

    not enough staff to wait on customers

    Advice to Management

    listen to the bottom line.


  10. Store Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Martinsville, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Martinsville, VA

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    customers enjoyed working with them every day learning what they liked and giving them suggestions on the movie that they would enjoy viewing..enjoyed my co-workers we were family not just co-workers

    Cons

    learning that the business was closing due to economics...losing a job that was the best job I ever had never thought I would enjoy retail but I did..enjoyed the public contact...

    Advice to Management

    stop looking at your employees as employees...look at them as co-workers and treat them as such..remember they too want to help the business progress and grow


  11. Movies

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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