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Was a fantastic place when it was redbox and a startup.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Redbox

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Super smart and talented redbox team and leaders. Phenomenal startup experience and learning. Real impact, real change, real growth.

Cons

Coinstar. Coinstar. Coinstar. The management at Coinstar shat the bed and tanked the business. They have no idea how to lead an entertainment company, and have sucked the life out of redbox to keep coin counting machines afloat.

Advice to Management

To redbox: Keep your head up.

To Coinstar: Fire yourself and let redbox be free.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (4)

    Former FS1 "Horrible company and it will not be around longer then 3 more years"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Representative I in Fishkill, NY
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative I in Fishkill, NY

    I worked at Redbox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Pros was being on you own.

    Cons

    I have worked for the company for 5 years and let go which are in the guidelines of wrongful termination due to discrimination.

    The company truly and never will care of anyone on the Field Support level no matter what corporate pitches to employees. This is one of the worst Micro Management companies i have ever seen and the management in general especially Regional Supervisor and Regional Manager do not care about anything except metrics and cutting hours making you work more for less.

    Your always in fear of getting a harassing email from your Supervisor on how bad a job you doing and how you went 12 mins and 2 miles over what your allowed to drive despite having a log detailing reasons for everything.

    No personal Life.

    Have to store movies in home and they do not pay you for storage of their own property.

    Mileage reimbursement barely doesn't cover amount for gas or wear and tear on your car.

    Your guaranteed to buy a new car every year do to driving for this company.

    Managers are always out to cover themselves they will always blame everything on you.

    NY region is horrifically run by racist and degrading managers especially in the Hudson Valley region.

    You will never advance in this company no matter how will you do.

    Worse company to work for PERIOD.

    Advice to Management

    Replace all managers that know how to manage. Meaning fire yourself.


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