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Blockbuster Dallas Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Free rentals of movies and games made this about the most desirable part-time job a high school student could ask for (in 218 reviews)

  • free movies discounts on dvdv cos and popcorn n (in 198 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management, and unrealistic sales goals (in 38 reviews)

  • No clear direction from upper management, other thanight "do better than what you are doing now" (in 55 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced and strived to use new technology as it came along.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees in determining next steps for company.

    Advice to Management

    Shouldn't have looked for ways to replace entire development team with pie in the sky promises.


  2. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything was a pro from a working and pay standpoint.

    Cons

    Upper management refused to acknowledge competition as a result it cost the company it's ability to continue.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately there's nothing left to say.


  3. "Great Job, Great People, Dying Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was paid well and really liked most of the people I worked with the first time around (from 2003 - 2006). Managing the games marketing activities for over 4,000 stores (when I started in 2003) was a huge challenge, but it was always fun.

    Cons

    It's pretty well known that sr leadership at the company ignored the explosion of Netflix's physical business and growing digital business. I know for a fact that Blockbuster could have bought Netflix for less than a billion dollars at one point and leadership didn't do it (despite the fact that everyone from VP's on down were urging them to do it). Also, during my second tour with the company in 2012, it was a far different experience. Simply put, there were still good people (though fewer of them) and the leadership team decided that instilling fear into the company culture was the right way to go.

    Advice to Management

    Invent a time machine, go back in time, and unscrew every bad decision they made regarding subscriptions and digital.


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  5. "Assistant Manager for about 4 years"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Weatherford, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Weatherford, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    being around movies, never busy or rushed, nice managers, friendly environment, okay coworkers, no drug testing, free movies, discount on candy, discount on rental, health insurance

    Cons

    pay rate, a lot of shoplifters, not enough hours

    Advice to Management

    I don't think there are many blockbuster stores left anymore so I can't say anything


  6. "Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Texas in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many hours were available to work. This came in handy when in need of extra money.

    Cons

    the facility closed down leaving some unemployed. this happens, i just would have enjoyed a bit more heads-up.


  7. "Good learning opportunity for new Interns"

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    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Blockbuster (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff and management. Flexible work schedule. Free movie coupons.

    Cons

    The pay for interns is below average.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant to the SVP, Merchandising"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Merchandising in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Merchandising in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportuity for growth

    Cons

    Did not keep up with products in a way that allowed growth for the company leading to bankruptcy

    Advice to Management

    No longer exists


  9. Helpful (1)

    "retail"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Shift Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier/Shift Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company lots of free rentals

    Cons

    Company went downhill fast sad day when I decided to leave

    Advice to Management

    Should have purchased netflix


  10. Helpful (1)

    "AVOID AT ALL COSTS"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager (In Training, HAHAHAHA) in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager (In Training, HAHAHAHA) in Flower Mound, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome job until corporate started micromanaging everything.

    Cons

    Very hostile work environment. Store managers throw lower workers under the bus for everything. District managers have no idea how much the store managers suck. Executives come up with idiotic ways to make a simple job as ridiculously difficult as possible, and based totally from no real-world store level experience.

    Advice to Management

    Go out of business... oh, wait... nevermind.


  11. "Great and fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free movie rentals, fun environment

    Cons

    not very clean due to many videos


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