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Blockbuster Reviews

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. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Burnettsville, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Burnettsville, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The customer interaction was definitely one of the reasons I loved this job! I had a small store and knew most customers by name. I got to know them beyond what type of movies they enjoyed. My employees and coworkers were also great! Easy and enjoyable work if you love movies. Overall one of the best jobs I've ever had.

    Cons

    Not the best pay out there, but pros outweigh the cons in my opinion.


  2. "Assistant Manager for about 4 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Weatherford, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Weatherford, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    being around movies, never busy or rushed, nice managers, friendly environment, okay coworkers, no drug testing, free movies, discount on candy, discount on rental, health insurance

    Cons

    pay rate, a lot of shoplifters, not enough hours

    Advice to Management

    I don't think there are many blockbuster stores left anymore so I can't say anything


  3. "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blockbuster (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Walking distance to my home. Pretty flexible with schedule

    Cons

    Working every weekend and late night shift

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to workers


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  5. "asst. manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service | Assistant Store in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service | Assistant Store in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved working there. Great people and free movies

    Cons

    Went out of business after some poor business choices


  6. "Unfortunate Outlook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance was decent, some perks to the job

    Cons

    Resistant to change & hesitant to accept a modern marketplace, ignored issues with core business model


  7. "Auditor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Texas in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many hours were available to work. This came in handy when in need of extra money.

    Cons

    the facility closed down leaving some unemployed. this happens, i just would have enjoyed a bit more heads-up.


  8. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes you work late night hours.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the CORE VALUES


  9. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hinsdale, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hinsdale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free movies and games; prestreets

    Cons

    They went bankrupt and closed


  10. "This job was a waking nightmare."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oneonta, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oneonta, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free dvd rentals... and that's about it. I'm just typing more to hit the 20 word minimum here but there really weren't any pros to working here at all.

    Cons

    They made you get a key to use the bathroom, I had to work with a brony alcoholic who drank on the job and a sexual harasser, they hired people literally two weeks before the location was to be closing so that they would have to help with liquidation (but at the same time you were still forced to try to sell an idiotic loyalty program that would clearly not benefit the customer since THE LOCATION WAS CLOSING)... among so many other things.

    Advice to Management

    Well I'd give the management advice but, haha... there is no management because Blockbuster is a memory of a bygone era at this point. Good riddance.


  11. "Store Manager / District Trainee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Gastonia, NC
    Former Employee - District Manager in Gastonia, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company - Worked with public and great people

    Cons

    None - was a pleasure working there

    Advice to Management

    No longer in business


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