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Updated October 16, 2017
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  1. "Good at times"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Counter Guy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blockbuster part-time

    Pros

    Free rentals, fun atmosphere. Not bad

    Cons

    Being pressured to sell membership cards.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Ehhh"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Fun place to work. I enjoyed it."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Liked it. I wish they would come back.

    Cons

    nothing much. I liked the movie rentals

    Advice to Management

    come back


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