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Blockbuster Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
675 Reviews
2.8
675 Reviews
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Blockbuster President Michael Kelly
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150 Ratings

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 158 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 32 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Blockbuster part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free rentals, great atmosphere and nice co-workers. All in all I enjoyed my time working there. Sadly it's hard to find a location that is still open. If you do find one near you don't hesitate to apply.

    Cons

    Low pay with little room for advancement. With multiple store closing and the likelihood that all stores will be closing soon, don't expect to stay with the company for an extended period of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was all right.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Opp, AL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Opp, AL

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

    Pros

    They have movies. Goot ones two.

    Cons

    getting up and goin 2 werk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Blockbuster and all the captains of corporate America. Nobody believes you when you try to sound like visionaries. When you announce a major acquisition, do not try to sound like geniuses. Stick to brass tacks, like cost savings and footprint redundancies. Do not talk about some new retail paradigm mumbo jumbo. No one going to believe it. Even Steve Jobs (AAPL) did not do that. He rolled out the product and let everyone else talk about paradigms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Account analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Account Analyst in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management tried to keep the company going.

    Cons

    Because of the competition, the business was not doing well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible business decisions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Shelby, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Shelby, NC

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

    Pros

    A passable after school job for college or high school students.

    Cons

    Corporate decisions that would radically change rental and retail policies from month to month. These decisions by executives led to confusion and frustration among customers and employees alike. After alienating so many customers any plan to shift from a strictly rental model to a retail oriented store was dead on arrival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Don't work for this company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    OK for a temp job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    Great employee perks. Relatively easy and laid back.

    Cons

    Slow. Difficult to keep sales numbers up. No chance for raises at lower level jobs.

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

    Good first job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Not many. Flexible with schedules.

    Cons

    Pay. No raises. Very Slow

  9.  

    Fun.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Free weekly movie rentals, including prereleases

    Cons

    Pay is not so great

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best (Now Non-Existent) Job Ever!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Buford, GA

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

    Pros

    They paid me above minimum wage, surrounded by movies and games, customers appreciate your opinions, free rentals, discount on candy

    Cons

    Vacuuming, sweeping, cleaning windows, rushed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of the Blockbuster stores I know closed, so I don't really have any advice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Free rentals, fun people to work with

    Cons

    part time, not great pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company is no longer in business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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