If you're interested in Blockbuster employment, you'll be happy to find that there are retail and corporate positions available. That means if you start in retail as a teen and really enjoy working for the company, you can make your career with the company. Just specialize, acquire the education and skills necessary for your ideal job, and climb the ladder. If you love movies and games, you may just love working at Blockbuster.
Blockbuster, a movie and game rental company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has been around since 1985 and has grown to include about 8,000 stores all around the globe. The in-home entertainment company has expanded to include Internet customers-not just those who drive to the store to rent their games and movies. Blockbuster customers have the option to rent online or in the store.
Blockbuster Employment Options
If you aren't familiar with where the Blockbuster stores in your area are located or if you're thinking of relocating to a new area and want to get the application process started, visit the Store Locator on the Blockbuster home page to see if there is one near you or where you hope to be living. You can also visit the Careers page, click on a job title, fill in your preferred location information, and see which stores have open positions in your area.
Within the retail category, you can find full and part-time positions like: Customer Service Representative, Sales Manager, Shift Leader, Store Manager, District Manager (10-15 stores) and Regional Director Operations (100-150 stores).
The corporate field is where there are several more categories. If you have the skills and the education required, you may wish to apply for Blockbuster employment in:
- Administrative Support
- Call Center
- Central Operations
- Distribution Center (entry-level and management)
- Finance and Accounting
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Loss Prevention
- Real Estate and Construction
- Supply Chain Logistics
- User Experience and Design
- Web Product Management
If you've always looked at Blockbuster and thought of it as "just" a movie and video game store, which means a handful of retail jobs and that's it, don't overlook the corporate positions! You may be able to make a career out of your love for entertainment.
Once you enter the Blockbuster Careers section and find the jobs available in stores near you, you can choose to add a few to your cart or apply for a single one. Click on the title to find out more about the position itself including a job summary, responsibilities, qualifications, skills needed, and any education you need to have prior to applying for the job.
To apply for Blockbuster employment online, you'll first have to set up an account. If you have applied for Blockbuster positions in the past, you will simply need to log in. That will save you some time when it comes to filling out personal information that doesn't often change.
You will fill out a few preliminary questions, personal information, work availability, experience, education, have the option to add files (often resumes, cover letters, references), job related questions, a consent for a background check, e-sign a privacy agreement, EEO questions, fill out an assessment questionnaire, and submit the information. The job application does not vary much in format whether you're applying for a job in a retail store or at a corporate level.
If Your Ideal Job Is Not Available
You can still create a profile if you can't find a good fit for yourself right away. You can then get emails from Blockbuster when positions open up that fit your interests. Recruiters will still have access to your profile, but you will not be required to apply for a position at the time you fill one out.
Free movie and game rentals (along with other in-store discounts) are one perk you don't get with just any company, but with Blockbuster employment, you do. Eligible employees can receive the following benefits in addition to the free rentals:
- Flexible schedule
- Parental leave
- Potential for bonuses
- Tuition assistance
- Medical, dental, vision, and pet insurance
- Life insurance
- Long and short-term disability
Blockbuster employment may be a perfect fit for those who love games and movies, at any level. With competitive pay and benefits, plus a wide range of positions available, they are worth a look.