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Was once a great company, but is now a place of stress and misery.

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Portland, OR
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Portland, OR

I worked at Blockbuster full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Wide variety of customers, free rentals and fun co-workers.

Cons

Not allowed to use hard earned PTO, no breaks for managers, working alone for whole shifts, constantly being reminded by your district manager that you're replaceable, and high pressure sales.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This advice is for the people at the top who make the rules, not the store managers. This company is no longer about customer service. The reason people choose to come to BBV instead of a box or the internet is for human interaction. Give more hours to the stores so they can better serve what precious few customers are left. Treat your employees with respect. Happy employees = Happy customers.

Doesn't Recommend
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    always saying one thing, but changing it last minute.

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Blockbuster part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    10 free rentals a week, with a 10 day grace period.
    relaxed environment with coworkers,

    Cons

    customers always get irate when movies were checked out. sorry the movies not here but the worlds not ending. hard to move up not enough employees. could never call in sick cause there was never enough employees. trying to push dish to every customer.. its blockbuster not dish network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good luck staying open, selling dish is stupid, you should change the name of blockbuster to dish if dish is the main priority there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Typical Corporate Retail Job

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Canton, GA

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    All Blockbusters are (were) the same, easy to transfer from store to store; employee discount on merchandise.

    Cons

    Souless corporate environment, not inherently Blockbuster's fault they're just all like that; forced to destroy excess product rather than sell it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really, except maybe quit with the destroying stuff if you still do that.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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