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"Hard work, Stores are closing"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Free movies, it's a family store so you don't have to touch porn. Management is wonderful and friendly. Flexible hours. You do earn paid time off even if you are just an associate.

Cons

No raise in 3 years with the company, the stores in my area closed in quick succession. They are open 365 days a year so no mandatory vacation, and some stores are open until midnight.

Advice to Management

Give more notice of changes in the stores.

Other Employee Reviews for Blockbuster

  1. "12 years gone in a flash........"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Started As Part Time Seasonal Ended As Full Time Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Started As Part Time Seasonal Ended As Full Time Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blockbuster full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved the atmosphere. Music, Movies, Fun sign me up again.
    The people who worked with me at the store level were pretty great and very loyal.
    You were given the oppertunity to prove yourself, run a business and be a professional twenty-something at a time when most young adults were not being taken very seriously elsewhere.

    Cons

    Repeated employee and company turn overs led to sloppy training and bad work habits.
    People above the Store Manager making promo decisions for customers and stores without knowing the demo in that area. Time and effort wasted.
    I spent many extra hours above and beyond, trying to impress the higher up's and it was never enough and if it was, it was never passed onto me. They also let me go 5 month's before our actual closing date, I believe they did so to save on payroll, to not have to continue to pay me to close out the store, instead they chose to close it with just one AM and a key holder at a much lower cost to them I am sure.

    Advice to Management

    Years of service needs to be rewarded, if not at least recognized. You started a business built on customer service and ended it with very little structure. I was District Managerless for 7 months and while it was fun for the staff I looked to those above me for answers and advice and got none at a time when I needed them most.


  2. "Good climate but a rapidly declining industry with compelling competition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bradenton, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blockbuster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free movie and game rentals. Fun environment overall. Lots of task variety.

    Cons

    Very long hours and many occasions when you are going in on your time off.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways of remaining competitive in this changing technological landscape.

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