Blockbuster - Fun environment | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Blockbuster
There are newer employer reviews for Blockbuster

See Most Recent

"Fun environment"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - District Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - District Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Blockbuster full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Empowering, fun, and rewarding with great employees

Cons

Company closed in Canada unfortunately

Advice to Management

Come back

Other Employee Reviews for Blockbuster

  1. Helpful (1)

    "OK student job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good job for a student. 10 free movie rentals per week, 10% discount on most merchandise, flexible schedules, interesting motivational contests, customers were generally nice.

    Cons

    The pay was quite low, the evening shifts finished around midnight,many employees were dishonest, and shoplifting happened much too frequently.

    Advice to Management

    You should hire managers that are more disciplined and hire less teenagers. With a more controlled and structured work environment, my job would have easier.


  2. "It use to be a fun company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Very easy job. If you love movies this is the place for you, if you can still find any. Customer service positions are great part time jobs for students.

    Cons

    Years of mismanagement have destroyed the company. Upper management drove the company into bankruptcy and Dish Network (the new owners of the company) are micro managing the stores to death.

    Advice to Management

    Not all the stores are the exact same, what works for one might not work for others, stop running the stores as if they all have the exact same customer base walking through the doors. Put more decisions/control back in the hands of the store employees, they are the ones that know what the customers want/like.


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