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Updated October 16, 2017
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  1. "Great high school/college job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Clarksville, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Clarksville, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free video rentals and employee discount on everything else

    Cons

    They are now out of business

    Advice to Management

    Should've bought into Netflix when you had the chance


  2. "Custome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time

    Pros

    Free rentals of movies and games

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals and employee expectations

  3. "Hell of a Place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Blockbuster full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free weekly rentals
    Access to new movies/ games before they are released
    Tiny discount

    Cons

    Tiny discount
    Working with people that have no clue what they are doing
    rude customers
    not getting paid fairly


  4. "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


  5. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free movie rentals and employees

    Cons

    Working late on weekends and if a manger calls of during day you are stuck.

    Advice to Management

    Gotta move fast to keep up with times.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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