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A fun place to work with opportunities to move up or over to suit your career ambitions

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Current Employee - Program Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

I have been working at Coinstar full-time for more than a year

Pros

Solid benefit package
Opportunities to advance
You get to work with bright people
Lots of fun company events, such as going out for private movie screenings at a local cinema
Nice office space to work in

Cons

You need to be responsible for your own career, as the company is not strong on helping you to identify a career path
A little heavy on 'Directors' in the organization: we need fewer bosses and more workers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend some time talking with your employees and letting them know that you recognize their efforts and care about them as employees and as people

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Too much drama

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Management in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Coinstar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay is very good compared to the work

    Cons

    The company has no solid direction. There are teams of 12 people with 4 to 5 managers.
    Very HR top heavy. There were at least 3 HR reps for my department of less than 15 people.
    No career advancement. Management and HR talked nonstop about how employees needed a clear career path but when anyone tried to establish a way to make it happen they were shot down in endless meetings.
    To many egos to get anything done. People will completely kill projects simply because they didn't think of it. There is way too much political drama.
    No one wants to take accountability for decisions and employees pay the price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead your teams. Management tends to step back and be too hands off. There is very little direction and management is often invisible unless something is wrong and then it's just a big exercise in C.Y.A.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Coinstar as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good project management, agile, scrum process

    Cons

    no flex time, les flexibility to manage work like balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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