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Updated April 28, 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. "Great place to work before it closed"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The free movies were the best!

    Cons

    Once late fees went away the company went down hill


  2. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time

    Pros

    -Free Rentals

    -Fun Coworkers

    -Very easy and relaxed job

    Cons

    -No full time positions

    -Low Pay

    -No incentives to sell


  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


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  5. "Good at times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Free movies and game rentals
    Always hear about newest releases dates with gaming and movies
    Discount purchases

    Cons

    Name is known in the past
    Brand is not familiar anymore
    Newer generation does not know what the blockbuster brand means

    Advice to Management

    Work on updating newer streaming ideas
    Do better with marketing the New Blockbuster
    Offer membership tiers with different pay scales


  6. "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy job and fun environment.

    Cons

    Minimum wage. Shift leads barely make more.


  7. "Managment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Tracy, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Tracy, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job loved the hours and team

    Cons

    Company closed and hard to promote due to abundance of management with all the stores closing


  8. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "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.


  10. "No comment they are no longer in business."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Blockbuster started what's now Netflix.

    Cons

    Blockbuster is a horrible place.it

    Advice to Management

    None . they got what they had coming....to bad we felt it.


  11. "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


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