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Blockbuster Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
677 Reviews
2.8
677 Reviews
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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 160 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 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I had fun, but Dish was on us all the time.

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in West Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in West Jordan, UT

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

    Pros

    We were a great team, everyone got along, and we had great leadership. Pay was reasonable and in my case, even more.

    Cons

    Dish, being the new owners, were constantly changing and micromanaging policies and even our rental structure. Obviously, they then closed us, even though our store was profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In our store, things were great. All of our problems were at the corporation level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, sad to see it go

    Former Employee - Retail Clerk in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Clerk in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    The people were nice to me, free rentals

    Cons

    nothing at the moment right now

  3.  

    blue shirt wearer

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    Former Employee - Blue Shirtist in London, KY
    Former Employee - Blue Shirtist in London, KY

    I worked at Blockbuster as an intern (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    free movies! and sometimes popcorn

    Cons

    bankruptcy and the internet and netflix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    red shirts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for getting job experience

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader
    Former Employee - Shift Leader

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

    Pros

    -extremely easy work
    -free rentals
    -increases one's sales knowledge
    -good customer service experience
    -insurance for part-time employees
    -PTO for part-time employees

    Cons

    -poor upper management
    -no annual raises
    -going out of business
    -no company organization, it is always changing

    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    no longer exists

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Lots of free movies was great.

    Cons

    Late hours as late as 1am.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    awful

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Free rentals every week .

    Cons

    Low pay, Low hours, youre treated like a theif. they have to frisk you every day before you leave the store. you're micro managed worse than in office space. I just did not feel like the company valued employes at the store level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation towards your store level employees

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

    No wonder they closed

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Raytown, MO
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Raytown, MO

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

    Pros

    Free rentals,talking with customers about movies.Usually fun complaining about how poorly the company is ran with fellow employees.

    Cons

    Horrible pay
    No chance at advancement
    Corporate couldn't care less about the employees
    Forcing employees to purchase the store's inventory on their own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually reward hard work and dedication to the company.Give pay raises every so often and don't change the rental policies every 5 minutes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    reason went out of business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time

    Pros

    the five free movies a week

    Cons

    no management and no store upkeep

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    They killed them all..

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster

    Pros

    Movies and games are awesome.

    Cons

    The pay was poor for all the responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are gone.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    just filler

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    Former Employee - Retail Clerk in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Clerk in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    none to mention, the place sucked

    Cons

    netflix was a better idea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont play with matches

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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