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Blockbuster Reviews

Updated February 15, 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 215 reviews)

  • free movies discounts on dvdv cos and popcorn n (in 196 reviews)

Cons
  • No clear direction from upper management, other thanight "do better than what you are doing now" (in 55 reviews)

  • Rude customers, having to make unrealistic sales goals (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in North Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in North Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    We were given the opportunity to watch Free Movie and as well as get free Game Rentals. The training was ok, however typically expected to overcome adversity without proper training.

    Cons

    We were required to work very Long hours and did not receive comparable pay, The training was not good at all, I would say it was actually Poor training, and their programs were way Outdated.


  2. "Great Organization to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good and great flexible work schedule every day of the week. No minimum commitment of work period.

    Cons

    Not much cons. except for the fact internet access is required.


  3. "Good place to work till it closed down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Got to watch lots of videos and interact with customer oriented people and management. Flexible hours to fit any schedule.

    Cons

    my location shut down in 2013... it was expected.


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  5. "Great Job, Great People, Dying Business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    I was paid well and really liked most of the people I worked with the first time around (from 2003 - 2006). Managing the games marketing activities for over 4,000 stores (when I started in 2003) was a huge challenge, but it was always fun.

    Cons

    It's pretty well known that sr leadership at the company ignored the explosion of Netflix's physical business and growing digital business. I know for a fact that Blockbuster could have bought Netflix for less than a billion dollars at one point and leadership didn't do it (despite the fact that everyone from VP's on down were urging them to do it). Also, during my second tour with the company in 2012, it was a far different experience. Simply put, there were still good people (though fewer of them) and the leadership team decided that instilling fear into the company culture was the right way to go.

    Advice to Management

    Invent a time machine, go back in time, and unscrew every bad decision they made regarding subscriptions and digital.


  6. "Blockbuster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free rentals every week. Discount on retail. Get to talk about movies with many different people.

    Cons

    Company changed it's policies too often and became very confusing for the employees and customers. No respect from corporate. No benefits.


  7. "The job was easy, which is why it was minimum wage."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free movie rentals, talking to people about movies all shift.

    Cons

    The company was managed horrendously.

    Advice to Management

    Build a time machine.


  8. "NOT BAD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours great enviromment , great perks

    Cons

    very changeable shift hours long


  9. "Positive Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Hudson, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Hudson, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, organized leadership.

    Cons

    Work can be slow at times.


  10. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  11. "Glad I don't work there anymore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great to talk to customers! Great people to hang out and work with!

    Cons

    Hardly got paid even when I was a store manager.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more.



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