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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

Pros

Great people with a fun environment

Cons

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Culture Club

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Management has already made many necessary changes

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Like having great coaches, but a bad general manager.

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    Former Employee - Dish Sales Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Dish Sales Specialist in Houston, TX

    Pros

    - Absolutely loved the staff and team. They tend to hire in bulks but if they were to say, hire 3, only one would be good and that one would stay. Most managers I met were really nice.

    Cons

    - Corporate treats everyone like crap.
    - They shuffle store managers too often, which creates store-to-store instability.
    - There are many moments I ask myself, "Who is running this company?" There are a lot of stuff employees know they can improve the store on and make money, but the higher ups do not care.
    - Get ready to work holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen. That's really it. Listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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