Redbox Reviews

Updated 12 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Like being at high school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Oak Brook, IL (US)
    Current Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Oak Brook, IL (US)

    I have been working at Redbox as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I got a pay check

    Cons

    I have never, ever worked at a place where people completely ignore you like you are invisible. The people are completely immature and very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the high school mentality and make your people act more professional or fire them and get more mature people.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Company but lost it's direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, balance lifestyle, great culture

    Cons

    Shrinking, out of new ideas

  3. Helpful (1)

    Was a great company until bought by Coinstar

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    When 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.

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  5. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start

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

    I have been working at Redbox as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    smart 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.

    Cons

    politics,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.

  7. FSR2

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fsr2 in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Fsr2 in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    company is always changing policies and procedures

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Helpful (1)

    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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 (1)

    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 Management

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

  10. Great experience as a contractor at Redbox

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

    I worked at Redbox as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (2)

    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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    none

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