Family Video overview

Family Video Movie Club Inc. is an American video rental chain located in the United States and Canada. The family-owned company is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois, and has approximately 700 stores in North America with the heaviest concentration in the Midwest.
Family Video has been around for a long time. It was founded back in 1978. This established company loves to hire graduates from Illinois State University, with 9.2% of its employees having attended Illinois State University. Family Video is a great place to work and is featured as number 4 on Zippia's list of Best Companies to Work for in Glenview, IL.
Based in Illinois, Family Video is a key player in the retail industry with 7,000 employees and an annual revenue of $79.1M.







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  • Charles Hoogland (founder)
  • Eric Santman (Marketing Coordinator)

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What Do You Like About Working There?

Tasks are clearly defined, customers are friendly, and there is freedom to make mistakes and learn from them. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Since it's a DVD/Blu-Ray rental company, it doesn't make THAT much money and therefore the pay could be higher there. Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Free movie rentals before they hit the shelves, aka "pre-streeting" Show More
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What Do You Like About Working There?

Interacting with the customers and the ability to set my own pace during my shifts. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

No lunch breaks. Even on the busiest of nights, there is only one person usually working at any given store. Very few hours possible especially for those who do not meet their sales goals. Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Free rentals if you meet your sales goals. Show More
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Reddit UserDecember 2011
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Current FV employee here. Everything wondercopter said is pretty dead on(especially about staying in business). It's a great place to work if you're just trying to make some money and enjoy the workday. It's never stressful, and chances are your coworkers are going to be decent people (they hire based heavily on friendliness). Payroll is the only downside, but as a college student I've found it to be worth it

Sounds like it might just be exactly what I'm looking for. I'm giving my current job through the holidays, and see how I feel once things get settled back down.
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Reddit UserDecember 2011
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I worked at Family Video for 5 years. I met some of my best friends there. Family Video will not be going out of business they have an extremely smart business model. THey own all the property they have and lease it to themselves. Surpisingly revenue is not bad, atleast whn I was last there in July. They are in a legal battle right now for not paying employees properly. Some examples if you close at nite (which every store stays open til MIDNITE EVERYDAY. YES x-mas YES new years) after your shift you have to go to the bank and drop off money and not get paid for it. there are absolutely NO BREAKS. unless you are a district manager you are not gonna make a lot of money. I was promoted to store manager and made decent money but I couldn't take the treatment. you work a crapload of hours and are salaried UNDER 30,000 to save money for the store. I should have stayed a regular full-timer cuz its actually a really fun job.. again, if you love movies.

also, since the legal battle started, you now get paid for going to the bank. but still no breaks.. the managers try to schedule you just under the amount of hours that legally require a break. but.. some managers dont pay any attention to that and give you some ridiculous shpleel about why you dont get a break.
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Family Video is ranked #82 on the Best Retail Companies to Work For in Illinois list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Family Video careers

On average, employees at Family Video stay with the company for 1.8 years. Employees most commonly join Family Video after leaving McDonald's. When they leave Family Video, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

Average Length of Employment
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Family Video

1.8 years
Circle K1.7 years
Speedway1.5 years
Top Employers Before Family Video
Walmart13.6 %
Subway7.2 %
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Top Employers After Family Video
Walmart13.2 %
Target6.7 %
Verizon5.8 %
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Frequently Asked Questions about Family Video

When was Family Video founded?

Family Video was founded in 1978.

How many Employees does Family Video have?

Family Video has 7,000 employees.

How much money does Family Video make?

Family Video generates $79.1M in revenue.

What industry is Family Video in?

Family Video is in the retail industry.

What type of company is Family Video?

Family Video is a private company.

Who are Family Video's competitors?

Family Video competitors include RadioShack, Circle K, Speedway, Payless ShoeSource, Claire's Stores, 7-Eleven, Sally Beauty Holdings, Wawa, Family Dollar, Blockbuster, Aldi, Tuesday Morning, Sheetz, Bath & Body Works, Finish Line, Charlotte Russe, Aeropostale, The Children's Place, Cato, Hibbett Sports.

Who works at Family Video?

Charles Hoogland (founder)

Eric Santman (Marketing Coordinator)

Where is Family Video's headquarters?

Family Video's headquarters is in Glenview, IL.

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