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Pretty much just letting the business die off at this point

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Former Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO
Former Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great people with a fun environment

Cons

Big round of lay offs 3 months after a big round of hiring

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    Horrible upper Management

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Blockbuster full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You got free rentals and met some great people. Discounts on stuff for purchase.

    Cons

    The upper management set unrealistic goals. There is no work/life balance at all. Movies are always late or we have to buy them at a local retail chain. Constantly always told that we are not doing our jobs correctly and we are idiots. No structure and no clear sense of direction for company any longer. Since DISH bought us, they have become very cheap and don't care.

    Advice to Management

    You all are incompetent idiots that do not listen to their employees for what the business model should be. It's pretty sad when HR tells a Store Manager that this is a horrible company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good forward looking identification of market conditions
    At one time, great brand recognition, still salvageable

    Cons

    (previously) Poor choices in meeting market conditions (strategy identification & execution)
    - Held on to the belief they know movies best (making internal solutions more complex than necessary).... long after innovation in movie delivery proved more valuable (redbox, netflix)
    -(previously) management decisions not sufficiently strategic, spreading focus and resources too thin to achieve necessary survival
    -Resource management by layoff. Instead of managing new hires, BB allowed to hire too many people this year, layoffs every spring (illustrates a disregard for people/employees)

    Advice to Management

    Management has already made many necessary changes

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