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Great people, casual environment...absentee management that renegs on stated values...useful as a stepping-stone

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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 3 years)

Pros

Decent compensation package. Great teamwork (within each impenetrable silo). Willing to invest in latest technologies and spend cash like crazy. People walking around in flip-flops if that's important to you. Most people below director level are good, honest and hard-working people. A good place to work if you aren't expecting long-term career growth.

Cons

Most unstable management I've seen in my career (two huge re-orgs and several other disruptive changes in 18 months).. Career advancement is almost impossible as growth has all but stopped and the old guard is too busy trying to preserve their kingdom. Director level and above mostly only looking out for themselves. Discontinued bonuses and layoffs for Christmas. When almost 100% of employees who have been around for several years are jaded and perpetually 'looking for new opportunities' - something's up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider whether your 'let them eat cake' management is really in the best interest of the company or yourselves...

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work, now it's gotten depressing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The general folks you work with on a day-to-day basis are awesome and used to be very motivated and customer-centric. Perhaps it will be that way again.

    Cons

    The execs don't seem to have a clue what they're doing, and the recent layoffs didn't help. I'm hopeful that they can recapture their original spirit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    FANTASTIC until purchased by Coinstar. Downhill from there as they are slaves to the street.

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    Former Employee - Executive in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Executive in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Redbox full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It used to be a really cool company with awesome employee engagement programs, fantastic bonus paid twice per year, and great benefits.

    Cons

    Once it got bought by Coinstar everything changed. It was supposed to be the same, but it was hard for the tail to wag the dog.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a pair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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