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Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "Low wages for easy job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time

    Pros

    The work was easy
    I worked with some fun people

    Cons

    $5.25 per hour wasn't living wage at all

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as valuable assets


  2. "Business on the way out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Discounted items in store. Free movie and game rentals. Flexible work schedule surrounding a persons school work load.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sale goals are often pushed to frequently. This puts pressure on the sales team to meet expectations that are not reasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Switch the business model to reflect the current market. Other services need to be added in order to stay competitive.

  3. "It was a good summer job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time

    Pros

    Understanding boss, Flexible Hours, Variety of roles available

    Cons

    Incessant in-store soundtrack, minimum training


  4. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time

    Pros

    The regular customers and fellow employees.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals and work life balance.


  5. "Ehhh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Getting a consistent paycheck is good

    Cons

    Not that great of pay


  6. "Varies wildly by location"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    5 free rentals per week, including new releases before street date

    Cons

    Franchises can be very different, so it's hard to know what you're getting into; job security is probably very poor at this point

    Advice to Management

    Good luck to those last few struggling to stay open.


  7. "Video store"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time

    Pros

    Lots of movies and games to rent with discount

    Cons

    Having to sales pitch everyone that came in

    Advice to Management

    Get out of video tape business before it is too late

  8. "CSR"

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    Former Employee - CSR2 in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - CSR2 in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, part time, fun, easy work

    Cons

    minimum wage pay, no reviews

    Advice to Management

    The company went bankrupt and is no longer in business.


  9. "Closed"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved working here! Big perk FREE movies and games! Meeting great customers

    Cons

    Cons: midnight or later closings and having then to deal with impaired people who think are sober.


  10. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in North Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in North Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    We were given the opportunity to watch Free Movie and as well as get free Game Rentals. The training was ok, however typically expected to overcome adversity without proper training.

    Cons

    We were required to work very Long hours and did not receive comparable pay, The training was not good at all, I would say it was actually Poor training, and their programs were way Outdated.


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