Coinstar

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4 people found this helpful  

Too much drama

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

I worked at Coinstar full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The pay is very good compared to the work

Cons

The company has no solid direction. There are teams of 12 people with 4 to 5 managers.
Very HR top heavy. There were at least 3 HR reps for my department of less than 15 people.
No career advancement. Management and HR talked nonstop about how employees needed a clear career path but when anyone tried to establish a way to make it happen they were shot down in endless meetings.
To many egos to get anything done. People will completely kill projects simply because they didn't think of it. There is way too much political drama.
No one wants to take accountability for decisions and employees pay the price.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lead your teams. Management tends to step back and be too hands off. There is very little direction and management is often invisible unless something is wrong and then it's just a big exercise in C.Y.A.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Coinstar as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good project management, agile, scrum process

    Cons

    no flex time, les flexibility to manage work like balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Non Collaborative Team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team C Developer in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Team C Developer in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Coinstar as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Environment of resources like computer equipment and food

    Cons

    Non collaborative nature of the team
    Asking questions discouraged
    Difficult one solution for a problem mentality
    Hard to understand communication style with poor english

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have people dedicated to help new employees ramp up and provide incentives to ensure that they do
    Work with poor communicators in the company to teach them to speak more clearly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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