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Updated August 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company culture, fun work environment, good benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • Fun people, engaging culture, good work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • constant changing priority, poor direction from upper management (in 18 reviews)

  • This can cause serious wear and tear (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Merchandiser, STAY AWAY for your safey!!!!"

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

    I worked at Redbox full-time

    Pros

    Only pro I could find is the unlimited amount of movies you can watch

    Cons

    Horrible field manager...Unsafe working conditions. Company does not allow employee to protect themselves from harm. Kioks are at some really bad locations. For the little pay they offer, your life is not worth it Most employees carry guns, but the company prohibits any form of protection. If you complain about your supervisor you will pay for it.
    Stey away from this company at all costs....

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of the managers that have no people skills....Shouldn't be managers in the first place...


  2. Helpful (4)

    "This Company Sets New Standards For Micromanaging People!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FSR1 in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - FSR1 in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits in the form of medical , dental & vacations.
    You are reminded of them every meeting!

    Cons

    As a field rep your every move is micromanaged!
    Now they are introducing GPS tracking to watch over the field.
    Most of the field reps I know have had their hours cut by 15 to 20%!
    They cut full time reps hours & hire in part time, 3rd party & seasonal workers.
    This is not a company to build a future with - cuts are happening all over!

    Advice to Management

    Re-institute some trust,responsibility & privacy back to the field & you might get moral
    out of the toilet!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "fun in the beginning but turned bad quickly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Redbox full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the work it self is ez

    Cons

    A lot of paperwork, time restrictions, over baring management, back stabbing coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Best friends don't always make good Regional Managers.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Could be a great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free movies, laid back atmosphere, somewhat autonomous position, generous paid time off, nice uniforms, wellness reimbursement

    Cons

    Redbox has a "metrics" system in place that is flawed in many ways. Regional managers and above have an "untouchable" or "unattainable" type of attitude. The new route optimization program is ridiculous. One of the reasons I took the position is so I could run my route according to my personal preference. Sometimes life happens and you may need to make a Dr. appointment or pick up a sick child from school. The route op program eliminates any freedoms like that. My opinion is that, as long as you are completing your route accurately and in the time frame allowed you should be allowed to run it as you please. In the near future they with be tracking all field service reps with GPS. I have a huge problem with this. I feel that it is an invasion of privacy. What will Redbox do with this info? Sell it? It is not cost effective or necessary. They claim this will cut costs but we have not been shown how. The reports that are generated from discs loaded in the kiosks are grossly inaccurate. I have been written up twice based on these reports. I keep daily records of all of my daily activities. i.e. how many discs I loaded in to each kiosk, how many discs I removed from each kiosk, etc. The reports very rarely reflect what I record. I hear weekly "Disregard xxx report, it's wrong this week." I am a very thorough person and can guarantee the reports are wrong. Believe me, I am not alone. I think it is a way for the company to avoid paying out bonuses. Long story short, Stay away from this company. It could be a great company to work for but the micromanagement has killed team morale and will eventually be its downfall.

    Advice to Management

    Chill out. Let us work. Visit with your Field service people and ask them for advice. They are your best resources in the entire company. Be more transparent and hold yourself / each other accountable. Spend an entire day with the field service guys/gals and not just an hour or two. You yourself run a route by yourself. Don't be a paper pusher and be more hands on. Reward hard work. Have an "open door" policy at every level of management. Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down. Apologize when you are wrong. The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology. Be decent.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Redbox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about higher level managers

    Cons

    They cheat customers all customers daily

    Advice to Management

    Do not treat customers an employees bad


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Support Representative in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Field Support Representative in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They got rid of all the pros. Not much good anymore.

    Cons

    Trust is gone. They micromanage everything. New CEO (of Outerwall - parent company of Redbox) values shareholders more than employees.

    Advice to Management

    A company that does well takes care of their employees. Not just lip service. Actions speak louder than words. If your employees feel that they are being looked out for, then they will take pride in their company again. Employees that take pride in their company have the motivation to do well which reflects in the company.

    Honestly, what good do you think will come from discontinued bonuses. Reduced hourse, and reduced benefits.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Former FS1 "Horrible company and it will not be around longer then 3 more years""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative I in Fishkill, NY
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative I in Fishkill, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pros was being on you own.

    Cons

    I have worked for the company for 5 years and let go which are in the guidelines of wrongful termination due to discrimination.

    The company truly and never will care of anyone on the Field Support level no matter what corporate pitches to employees. This is one of the worst Micro Management companies i have ever seen and the management in general especially Regional Supervisor and Regional Manager do not care about anything except metrics and cutting hours making you work more for less.

    Your always in fear of getting a harassing email from your Supervisor on how bad a job you doing and how you went 12 mins and 2 miles over what your allowed to drive despite having a log detailing reasons for everything.

    No personal Life.

    Have to store movies in home and they do not pay you for storage of their own property.

    Mileage reimbursement barely doesn't cover amount for gas or wear and tear on your car.

    Your guaranteed to buy a new car every year do to driving for this company.

    Managers are always out to cover themselves they will always blame everything on you.

    NY region is horrifically run by racist and degrading managers especially in the Hudson Valley region.

    You will never advance in this company no matter how will you do.

    Worse company to work for PERIOD.

    Advice to Management

    Replace all managers that know how to manage. Meaning fire yourself.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "The Worst Company I ever worked for!!"

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

    I worked at Redbox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting to watch the movies for free.

    Cons

    Everything about the way this company is managed is awful!!

    Advice to Management

    The way you treat your employees is bad business.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Was a great place to work..."

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

    I have been working at Redbox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very casual dress code, PTO policy, and benefits are good. Most co-workers are friendly and willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    Extremely low morale due to multiple rounds of recent lay offs/re-orgs and low bonus payouts. Increasing amount of people leaving the company with upper management not doing anything to address the issue. No solid direction from upper management who are also not in touch with lower levels of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to figure out a direction for the company, boost morale, and find a way to reduce the rate of very talented people leaving the company every week.


  10. "Political Corporate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Director in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Redbox full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, personal time off and benefits
    The people on your team are usually very good
    Most departments get along and cooperate to get the job done

    Cons

    There is no 5 year plan. Outerwall will bleed Redbox dry of cash until the disc and this company are no longer profitable.
    Sr. Management is out to cover themselves politically and cash in their bonuses and stock grants.
    Doesn't matter how well you do your job. You meet objectives yet still run out politically.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror and be honest with people. There will continue to be high turnover as they churn people through to try and save an aging soon to be obsolete technology. And try and get some better movies. How many VP and Directors do you need to purchase and market these titles.


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