Redbox
3.1 of 5 92 reviews
www.redbox.com Oakbrook Terrace, IL 500 to 999 Employees

Redbox Reviews

Updated Apr 08, 2014
Redbox – “Fun cubicle”

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Mark Horak

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51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The first place I worked at that allowed me to have a work/life balance"
    in 7 reviews
  • "The company offers great benefits in the form of medical , dental & vacations"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Middle and Upper management unsure of how to execute and what new ideas to pursue"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Communication, growth (all non-field employees are on Chicago)"
    in 3 reviews
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Solid work environment with unsure future

Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)

I have been working at Redbox full-time for more than a year

ProsThe culture is not typical of most $2b companies in Illinois. Feels more like a start-up than a corproation

ConsThe culture feels like its starting to change (for the worse). Still better than most companies, but not as great as it used to be.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company but lost it's direction

Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Redbox full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Benefits, balance lifestyle, great culture

ConsShrinking, out of new ideas

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company overall

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Redbox full-time

ProsRelaxed culture not a suit kind of organization. Good culture of open door policy.

ConsExecutive leadership is disengaged with most levels below them and little to no recognition that they make a lot of changes for this large of a company and they expect the teams to accept and implement changes with little to no planning time.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to engage your field leadership better and utilize their knowledge in the planning stages for major change to better understand the timeframes to implement the needed changes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Redbox as a contractor for more than 3 years

Prossmart developers(mostly contractors)explores new technologies,playing it safe now,modern office,good cafeteria,free snacks,coffe,hot choclate,fruits,breakfast,cereals,soda machine,candy,etc.

Conspolitics,doesn't absorb talented contractors,few managers only want to do repetitive support work so that his and his team keeps going on.Puts hurdles in automation and hides facts.Few managers are in-sure about there turfs.Few managers doesn't like his sub ordinates speaking up with better ideas than him and stops allowing them in meetings hence stopping innovation and better ideas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The Rise and Fall of Rome

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Redbox

ProsWhen I first started with this company, they were young & ambitious. I so enjoyed learning & growing with the company.

ConsThey turned into a big company like Wal-Mart. They fired or let go all of their high tenure employees, brought in people who know nothing, even in the tech support area. They are fighting amongst themselves.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy immediate supervisor & his supervisor had it out for me from day one & made sure I knew it. I was compared to someone that was fired previous to me. The Regional Manager, in the course of our conversation, made it be known that when I applied for the Regional OPerating Supervisor position, he hadn't even read my REsume, even though HR had interviewed me & submitted my resume as a candidate.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Was a great company until bought by Coinstar

Regional Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at Redbox full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompensation package very generous and field teams are amazing. Company car provided as well as bonus every year for everyone who meets company expectations.

ConsWhen coinstar purchased redbox the dynamic of the company changed. No longer that small fun company to work for. All about how much you can work the field without going over budgets.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lot of avoidable changes going on.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)

I worked at Redbox full-time for more than 3 years

ProsRelaxed dress code. Good benefits.

ConsNot a productive work environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue to what is going on from the actual workers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The Worst Company I ever worked for!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Redbox full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGetting to watch the movies for free.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementThe way you treat your employees is bad business.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Redbox full-time for more than a year

Prosgood benefits and vacation time

Conscompany is always changing policies and procedures

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience as a contractor at Redbox

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)

I worked at Redbox as a contractor for more than a year

ProsI encountered great people, a friendly environment, cutting edge technologies, and plenty of opportunity to learn and contribute.

ConsWith recent cost cutting efforts by redbox's parent Outerwall, employee benefits, salaries, bonuses, and perks are being squeezed.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop operating teams in silos. Not enough sharing of ideas and processes between the different lines of businesses. Teams need to be more cross-functional. Executive management also needs to educate itself more on agile and lean concepts.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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