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Coinstar Reviews

Updated May 15, 2014
Updated May 15, 2014
49 Reviews

2.6
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  1.  

    Overall, good company

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    Great benefits (rival the best companies in the world) and a stable company lead by brilliant individuals.

    Cons

    Low upward mobility, little to no growth potential for company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-connect with your workforce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits easy job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems/Business Analyst  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems/Business Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    Really great benefits, good pay, easy to get to, free parking

    Cons

    confusion on the executive level of mission of organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't listen so much to the shareholders

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Well managed corporation great work environment

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    Current Employee - Field Technician  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    lots of benefits like insurance and health reimbursements etc...

    Cons

    aside from closing its doors with a new venture...nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote and transfer within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    most dysfunctional place I have ever worked

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    $ - that is the only good thing here. The pay won't last if you yo don't play along with the Charade

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and Sr experience leads to a high school atmosphere with mistrust and sabotage in areas of weakness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace your most senior people, or get advice from someone that has actually brought products to market. You are playing with Amateurs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    What you see is not what you get

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Lots of interesting problems to solve. Convenient location. Casual work environment. Lots of overlap with Redbox and the Chicago team. Employee benefit package was pretty good. Offices are very nice. Great CEO who replaced a not so great CEO.

    Cons

    Highly politically charged environment. Huge disconnect between management and the employees. Lots of dissatisfied employees. Very stressful place to be on a day to day basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some serious and honest evaluation of your executive team and your HR organization leadership in particular. You could be the coolest company around, but you have some serious problems with legacy people who are in positions of authority. Time to clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Glad to be out of there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits. Benefits. Benefits. Benefits. Benefits.

    Cons

    Lack innovation in redbox and coinstar. Politics rules the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to folks other than yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent upper management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    There used to be some Cons at one time not anymore.

    Cons

    Unable to follow their own values and mission statement, No advancement for employees, your asked to present ideas and there is no follow through. Purchased other businesses with no idea how to run them accordingly, only to sell them off at a loss. this happened too often. Training of
    employees leaves a lot to be desired. Restructure and Reorganize another sign of incompetence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and smell the coffee. Time to clean house and incorporate Management who have a clue to what the outside world is about. Not to individuals who are in there for there own gain and not the company's prosperity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't waste your time applying

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    The free soda and redbox rentals

    Cons

    They think of you as a number and management is a joke

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting place to work with some challenges

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems/Business Analyst  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems/Business Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    Trying to do the right thing
    Good Salary and Benefits
    Good extra perks like Free Redbox movies, Movie Screenings, Mariner Baseball game, etc

    Cons

    Stuck in current process which makes it hard to make improvement
    Legacy Systems are so intertwined that no one really wants to take the time and spend the money to really fix the issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to step up and make the tough decisions and spend the money on removing legacy systems that are no longer supported and hard to get data and patched together processes to get data moved to new systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the fast growing companies--rewards specific groups/employees

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    One of the fast growing companies in WA. Decent pay/benefits, challenging work

    Cons

    Policial environment
    Work life balance is not practiced by leadership, causing directors and sr managers to loose their work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not good to work 60-70 hours all the time, causes burn out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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