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Great place to learn basics and gain experience in upper management

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Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX

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

Pros

A great place for a first job, flexible with schedules e.g. school, second job..., but also a great place to gain experience if you're looking to move up in the company to store manager/assistant manager (farley easy as long as you keep a great attitude). Helps you build confidence when speaking to customers. It’s definitely a diverse environment, both costumers, and workers. I had a wonderful experience working here.

Cons

Rental prices kept changing and customers would complain- which in reality it just gives you an opportunity to improve on you skills when it comes to handling an angry customer or adapting to an ever changing work environment. You work 365 days a year, just like the cinema. Schedule work days off in advance (I'm talking 2 months and don’t let your co-workers know, they'll try to get off as well). Hope you have good planning skills.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't let your employees push you around.

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    Good people bad Management

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people and perks before it ended

    Cons

    Bad management and choice made about the direction of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To late for advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Blockbuster Video is structured and challenging at the same time.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    This job is structured responsibilities; you need to be organized and timely in accomplishing tasks.
    There is always something to do if you are doing your job. It can be a fun place to work with good team members.
    Free rentals for employees.

    Cons

    Stores were cutting back on hours that the store was open; which was not a good change for customers, Flipped store 3 times in less than a year -- this confuses and upsets customers. Employees that were already at this location had poor work ethic and attitudes. A lot of stores closed including this one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps a survey of customers would help with setting programs, better customer service and greater customer loyalty to the brand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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