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"Poor Budget Planning"

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Former Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Fun environment, creativity a plus, high paying at management level, paid lunches and breaks if skipped due to heavy customer volume.

Cons

Poor upper management, terrible district human resource practices, waste budget money on high paying leads in store but have no reserve hours to have more than 2 employees in store at a given time.

Advice to Management

It's too bad that they went out of business but Blockbuster was not quick enough to evolve and create a product the customer wanted. I am sad to see the stores go and I hope in the future there will still be stores available with rental movies available at a dollar or two dollars a day with a staff full of employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Blockbuster

  1. "Good resume filler"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits like movie rentals, discounts, pre-screening, etc.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Multiple duties so work doesn't get monotonous.
    Great at working with students and people who have other jobs.

    Cons

    Rules were not followed by management and employees alike.
    Shift leads often forced to work 8 hour shifts by themselves with no breaks.
    Constant policy changes made it difficult to create good customer relations.


  2. "fun place to work, but company will eventually close most, if not all store locations."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fun, free movies, customers mostly friendly and pleasant.

    Cons

    Closing many locations, no advancement beyond store level, due to huge cutbacks.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking for new career.


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