Redbox Reviews

Updated 12 August, 2014
Updated 12 August, 2014
108 Reviews

2.9
108 Reviews
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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 has good benefits, Expect the yearly bonus to go away next year (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle and Upper management unsure of how to execute and what new ideas to pursue (in 7 reviews)

  • Some people that have been here for awhile are stuck in their ways and don't often give some new ideas a chance (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Redbox full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Executive 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lot of avoidable changes going on.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Not a productive work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue to what is going on from the actual workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Worst Company I ever worked for!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Redbox full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    The way you treat your employees is bad business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    FSR2

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fsr2  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Fsr2 in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    company is always changing policies and procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great until activist investors got in!!

    Current Employee - Senior Level  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Level in Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)

    I have been working at Redbox full-time

    Pros

    The company used to have some great talent in the technology space around chicago land area and they still do. Great benefits and pays relatively well

    Cons

    Until about 2 years Redbox was operating as a standalone unit. Changes in the management, especially when the technology leaders from redbox left - they were filled in by the corporate outerwall personnel. From that point on they have transitioned over to an less creative, enterprise mode operational environment.
    Add insult to injury, activist investors got in and they started the cost-cutting initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some great talent and please make sure they don't leave because of an increasingly less creative environment.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to pursue a great career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    There may be times you need to work more, but we value work life balance. Great benefits. smart and dedicated peers. offers new oppurtunities, internal career growth is immense.

    Cons

    work in all kinds of elements and time constraints, Middle and Upper management unsure of how to execute and what new ideas to pursue. No idea how to deflect Netflix and streaming offerings in general. Continually starting and stopping new business as if they never tested the idea in market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience as a contractor at Redbox

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A terrific idea that upper management tries to continue to squeeze.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Technology  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager, Technology in Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    A fantastic crew of people, smart and dedicated to the goal. The first place I worked at that allowed me to have a work/life balance.

    Cons

    Middle and Upper management unsure of how to execute and what new ideas to pursue. No idea how to deflect Netflix and streaming offerings in general. Continually starting and stopping new business as if they never tested the idea in market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of engagement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Supervisor
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, above average benefits, mostly good people. Work life balance is okay, sometimes shaky. The ability to work from home.

    Cons

    A lot. I really don't see how this part of the company will last. Upper management never makes it feel like they understand what the field has to endure. There is constant resentment of the corporate office and nothing is done to change it. The expectation of them saying jump and us saying how high is not the way to run this business. I also did not care for my final supervisor, who seemed to barely have a grasp on the English language and also used defamatory terms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have values that mean nothing. Do any of you at the director level exhibit humility? Respect? I think the only value you cared about was dedication, but even that is questionable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    FSR1

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Redbox

    Pros

    vacation, benefits and 401k plan

    Cons

    work in all kinds of elements and time constraints

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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