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Too Bad They Are All Closing

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Former Employee - Shift Leader in Katy, TX
Former Employee - Shift Leader in Katy, TX

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

Pros

I got paid to talk to people about movies and games, all the time!!!
Free rentals, started at 5 per week then went up to 10!
Discount on in store purchases.
There was always something to do in any store I worked at. People are always putting things in the wrong spot and moving things around so I was never bored.

Cons

Once Blockbuster was bought by Dish Network things really started to suck. We were required to sell so many subscriptions to Dish as well as record any conversations we had with customers, their information so someone could follow up with them and what the outcome of that conversation was. The paperwork was becoming so ridiculous that I was spending 6 of my 8 hour shift filling out paperwork.
Sales became harder because the rental prices and terms kept changing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a system of communication and stick to it!!!!!!!
Don't forget that on top of having to fill out paperwork that there are customers that we must engage with!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Never A Dull Moment

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cullman, AL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cullman, AL

    I have been working at Blockbuster full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free Movie and game rentals.
    Fun environment for customers and employees.
    Freedom to run your business.

    Cons

    ALOT of paperworrk!
     Pos System desperately needs an upgrade

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure that everyone is on the same page before sending down communication or direction. This will alleviate the need to complete and reconplete tasks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I miss it

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in McKinney, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Hell of a matching program in 401k
    I worked in a distribution center which was just 3 days a week for 36 hours

    Cons

    No longer in business :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have stuck to the plan and not backed out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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