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Good retail and entertainment company in Chicago

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Redbox full-time

Pros

Great industry, fun company and people

Cons

Lots of change and evolution over the coming years

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be clear on the vision forward

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    casual culture, good salary, highly modern office with many amenities

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Redbox full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    people are cool, salaries are very competitive, great office, very good benefits package for FTE. lots of company sponsored events, gifts to employees, recognition, execs tried to communicate with dev team about work conditions/teams, but feedback given was rarely put into practice

    Cons

    not a tremendous amount of career advancement for software. way too many contractors being hired for a short amount of time, after they became adept at the system, they were going and FTEs had to retrain them. doing development on the actual boxes required a lab with redboxes, hard to emulate for quick debug. lot's of lua script, also hard to debug

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    hire less contractors and focus on cultivating domain-expert FTEs. there was way too much turnaround with contracts and having the FTEs retrain them constantly is counter productive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great atmosphere, lack of executive direction/vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I have been working at Redbox full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working environment, informal dress code, mostly great people

    Cons

    Leadership seems very reactionary, with little longer-term vision. Coinstar culture has killed much of the entrepreneurial spirit that used to make redbox exciting to work for. It has gotten more political, with business teams expanding quickly without corresponding investment in technology...not enough vetting of ideas before having tech spend time on them; then there is little accountability and ROI calculation after implementation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to basics, reward teams that actually show measurable value

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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