Blockbuster Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Terrible company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blockbuster

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    regional managers are ruthless people

  2. company trouble

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3. Kind leadership as well as with the other employees

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

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Easy work and comfortable setting.

    Cons

    Price of rentals was a bit steep

    Advice to Management

    Excellent training

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  5. Fun place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Free rentals, can rent movies before they come out.

    Cons

    boring at times. need better managers

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

  6. Shift Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Naperville, IL

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

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

    Pros

    free movies, flexible hours, day shifts, nice routine with definied expectations at the store level, not so much at corporate level

    Cons

    low pay, minimal opportunity for internal growth during my time at Blockbuster Video, time off policies were fine, could have been better

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck!

  7. Lots of fun if you don't take it too seriously

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Chill environment, nice people, Free rentals.

    Cons

    Delusional company that was always at risk of becoming bankrupt.

  8. Boring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ocean City, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ocean City, NJ

    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

    free rentals, watch movies all day, sit around, do homework. blah blah blah blah blah free rentals, watch movies all day, sit around, do homework. blah blah blah blah blah

    Cons

    sit around doing nothing is very boring free rentals, watch movies all day, sit around, do homework.

    Advice to Management

    Don't care

  9. Helpful (1)

    Going downhill

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

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice people, not too stressfull

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth, company is not going to be around much longer

    Advice to Management

    try to learn how to compete with Netflix and Hulu

  10. Fun place to work, had a great time while it lasted.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to rent movies for free, stress free environment. Customers were pleasant for the most part, felt like a big family.

    Cons

    Hours were not that great especially on holidays and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    They should have stayed more focus on keeping current with change.

  11. Was a great company to work for...once upon a time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - District Manager in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great People, lot's of tenure

    Cons

    Stores are closing, no opportunity

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