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Had Potential...Now Top Heavy With Management

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Former Employee - Director  in  Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA

I worked at Coinstar full-time

Pros

Market and Industry Leader
Utilizes Current Technology
Good Work-Life Balance
Mid-to-Upper Range for Salaries

Cons

"Good Old Boy" Network (No Advancement If You're Not In The Circle Of Trust)
Too Many VPs (Who Only Care About The Friends They Hire)
HR Dept Understaffed
Compensation Folks Are Out of Touch

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start Investing More In The Low-To-Mid Level Employees And Less On Your Buddy VPs

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Coinstar

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sadly, inconsistent leadership compromises business success

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Great CEO & CFO
    A company with a lot of promise business wise
    Pockets of good leaders that work hard
    Employees that are generally committed

    Cons

    Lack of HR support....way too lean and highly conservative. As a business leader, my hands were tied when it came to hiring and firing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to truly merge/align with Redbox. It is difficult to have employees in Chicago that experience one thing and others in Bellevue who experience something else. Coinstar should be one company.

    Reinvent HR. It needs to be a value-added partner to us business leaders, not just policy enforcers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Talking about hypocrisy and backstabbing!

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Coinstar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free Food and free DVDs

    Cons

    Way too many to list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your employees, don’t just talk about integrity, rather practice and believe in it. Having a bunch of lame and dis-honest manager will ultimately fail you. Promote with in rather than off the street

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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