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Blockbuster Reviews

Updated March 17, 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 217 reviews)

  • free movies discounts on dvdv cos and popcorn n (in 196 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 at"

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

    Pros

    Good pacing, met a lot of great ppl, free rrntals

    Cons

    It's a bummer upper management ruined the company, by the time a new CEO got there it was already to late. I had a chance to meet mr Keyes, he seemed like he genuinely wanted to turn things around, but the ship was already sinkonf

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for sucking upper management


  2. "It was a pleasant retail experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Manager in Oxon Hill, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Oxon Hill, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee's enjoyed working with each other. The most enjoyable part was the customer interactions. Free rentals were a plus and the discounts were good.

    Cons

    The company was not profitable towards the end of the retail stores being open. So fear of job security was always the worst.

    Advice to Management

    When the chance to buy Netflix was on the table that would have been the correct move.


  3. "CSR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free movies (up to 10 a week including 1-2 video games)
    Good scheduling for high school students
    Fun people
    See the latest movies before they are out

    Cons

    Bad corporate plans, since we did not buy out Netflix like we should have

    Advice to Management

    You should have bought netflix so my location would not have shut down.


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  5. "Meh"

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

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time

    Pros

    Time with the family is there

    Cons

    Pay, time management, co workers


  6. "Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. None at all. It was the worst

    Cons

    All things were cons. They're out of business for a reason

    Advice to Management

    You don't exist anymore


  7. "Fun Place to Work if you are a movie buff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time

    Pros

    great movie options and freebies
    fun environment to work with other like minded people

    Cons

    long hours and low pay
    company now closed


  8. "Closed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  9. "Good times"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun experience overall and great customers

    Cons

    At the end there were too much pressure

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy


  10. "It wasn't bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster (Less than a year)

    Pros

    5 free movies a week, discount on buying movies

    Cons

    The managers weren't good and didn't listen to employees, hr was even worse

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  11. "A real stinker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free VHS rentals, access to the newest Nintendo 64 games

    Cons

    Poor pay, dumb rewards program, abuse from customers who don't understand the New Release rental period.



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