Blockbuster - Great place to learn basics and gain experience in upper management | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Blockbuster
There are newer employer reviews for Blockbuster

See Most Recent

"Great place to learn basics and gain experience in upper management"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
Recommends

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

Pros

A great place for a first job, flexible with schedules e.g. school, second job..., but also a great place to gain experience if you're looking to move up in the company to store manager/assistant manager (farley easy as long as you keep a great attitude). Helps you build confidence when speaking to customers. It’s definitely a diverse environment, both costumers, and workers. I had a wonderful experience working here.

Cons

Rental prices kept changing and customers would complain- which in reality it just gives you an opportunity to improve on you skills when it comes to handling an angry customer or adapting to an ever changing work environment. You work 365 days a year, just like the cinema. Schedule work days off in advance (I'm talking 2 months and don’t let your co-workers know, they'll try to get off as well). Hope you have good planning skills.

Advice to Management

Don't let your employees push you around.

Other Employee Reviews for Blockbuster

  1. "Great business to be a part of 10-15 years ago"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation
    Great co-workers
    Dallas is a great place to work

    Cons

    Inherited debt load (from Viacom) limited ability to keep pace with technology
    Kept employing a retail strategy long after it was no longer a retail business
    Had a chance to buy both Netflix and Redbox at one time...
    Bad financial management in 2008-2011 and never recovered

    Advice to Management

    Probably too late for that


  2. "Blockbuster is a good place to work overall, except for the growth potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Blockbuster is a good place to work overall, except for the growth potential? The future is very dim.

    Cons

    Long term senior leadership are unable to adapt which is what has led to its demise

There are newer employer reviews for Blockbuster
There are newer employer reviews for Blockbuster

See Most Recent

Work at Blockbuster? Share Your Experiences

Blockbuster
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or