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"I wanted to sell movies, not Dish...."

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Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ypsilanti, MI
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ypsilanti, MI
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Co-workers are nice, consistent scheduling, meeting people, learn about movies.

Cons

7am meetings on Sunday, pushing Dish network, being asked to work when I could not work due to school and my other job.

Advice to Management

Please get a consistent manager

Other Employee Reviews for Blockbuster

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    "Not a bad job. But selling expectations are insain."

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

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

    Pros

    Free movies to watch. Fun people to work with. Decent hours

    Cons

    Working at Blockbuster when I was hired at first was fun. But as the company itself was going through bankruptcy, demand for sales was unrealistic. Our store was in debt and eventually closed because of it. We were told we would get fired if we didn't sell enough passes or candy/popcorn. Going to work having to fight for your job is very stressful. Sometimes you feel like you have to beg customers to buy anything just to keep your job.

    Also. I was doing all of the managers duties and not getting paid extra for it.


  2. "Decent perks and minimum wage"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oceanside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally had more free rentals than I knew what to do with, and I got to talk about games and movies for works.

    Cons

    Never went above minimum wage, and your experience is really going to be determined more on whether you get a good manager(s) more than anything else. Also, got terminated pretty suddenly when the store I worked at closed, with pretty much no explanation as to why I wasn't able to be transferred to another location.

    Advice to Management

    Sales goals seemed way too driven towards snack foods with movies. I'd rather the bigger focus been finding movies for people that they're going to enjoy, and based on what they've enjoyed in the past, giving them good suggestions for the next movies they watch.


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