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Long days/hours, low pay, manual labor, great employees.

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Former Employee - Store Manager
Former Employee - Store Manager

I worked at Family Video

Pros

It is tough to get a job there so the employees are motivated and intelligent for the most part. They encourage relationship building with customers so you get to know a lot of interesting people. Good community outreach programs (food drives, events, support the troops). Only promote from within so decent advancement opportunities

Cons

After three to six months of training you become a salaried manager with a very low percent commission on your store. Depending on size of store they start you at (usually small) you only make $12-$14/hour. 44 scheduled hours/week usually ends up being more around 48-50 and this is expected not voluntary this includes almost every weekend for at least two days and closing (midnight) shifts. Also be prepared to do lots of manual labor (lawn mowing, window cleaning, physical store cleanings/ resets twice a year, changing lightbulbs/ballasts on rickety ladders).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more realistic about the expectations of your managers for the money you are paying them and be more considerate of work/life balance for your managers

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  1.  

    No more 'exposure' to porn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Video full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free movies; met some awesome people

    Cons

    there is not enough space!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership by example

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Video

    Pros

    a lot of room to grow and advancement.

    Cons

    a lot of hours. not sure what else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
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