Cinemark Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
240 Reviews
3.0
240 Reviews
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Pros
  • Free movies (it actually say I have to post a twenty word min but unfortunately (in 138 reviews)

  • Free movies, free popcorn and drinks during break (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • If you have worked for the company for years and the minimum wage goes up, too bad (in 22 reviews)

  • If nights, weekends and holidays are a deal breaker, you should avoid all movie theatres (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Perfect job to start your career with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Usher in Cedar Park, TX
    Current Employee - Usher in Cedar Park, TX

    I have been working at Cinemark part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great amenities, free movies, free popcorn and soda. A perfect high school, first time job! At times we were even paid to screen movies.

    Cons

    The job can get pretty dirty. And we did not get new shirts that often which is unfortunate due to the filth we had to clean up sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were actually pretty nice, I really enjoyed working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work if you like operations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Woodridge, IL

    I have been working at Cinemark part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement if you want to stay within the operations portion of the company.

    Cons

    Hard to move into anything but operations and pay is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better uses for your some of you human assets that you already have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    This place is family.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Concessionist in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Concessionist in Hanover, MD

    I have been working at Cinemark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers support you when you fall down and help you pick yourself back up. Family!!

    Cons

    Pay never goes above 8.25 for crew which is unfair to the good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the upper upper people who deal with stocks and the business or whatever. You guys need to find someway to pay your employees more. A lot of them come for the experience at working at a movie theater. Then they leave for many reasons, but the main one is the pay. Do something to fix this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A nice part time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Usher/Concessesions/Box Office in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Usher/Concessesions/Box Office in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cinemark part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    First off this was a part time job for me so I liked the perk of free movies for something I wasn't devoting a lot of time to.

    Cons

    Working closing shifts there was an expectation that you cant leave till everything is cleaned (most of the time closing by yourself). And on these solo nights they didnt work well with you with conflicting time schedules. Ie: I was approaching the maximum time to work in a day and mentioned that I was about to go over and if I could clock out. They said not till I'm done cleaning and they've inspected it. I finished cleaning. Clocked out (this was after the max time) and then got written up. I have military experience so I'm all about moving with a purpose and was not a slow worker. Regardless got that write up. Changed my schedule so I didn't work nights anymore because it was essentially a trap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it so employees never close alone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, fun, fun!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cinemark

    Pros

    Free movies. Free drinks. Freeeee popcorn

    Cons

    When customers wait to long they get aggravated and try to take their frustration out on us!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think everyone should get paid more than minimum wage

  7.  

    Great job when starting out at age 16.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Cinemark full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits of watching free movies and getting free popcorn and drinks while at work.

    Cons

    Office culture with assistant and senior managers is always fun and get to work as a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice if upper management would give a second chance to their staff that has been working their butt off for years and done so much to the company. Keep your valuable staff!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Flexible hours and free movies

    Former Employee - Box Office Cashier in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Box Office Cashier in Woodridge, IL

    I worked at Cinemark part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible and management is willing to help schedule you around conflicts as long as you give enough notice. Both the employees and the management made for a good working environment.

    Cons

    Can get very dull during the week when it's slow, especially if you're all alone in the box office like I was. Customers can also sometimes be a hassle, there are always those people that think if they yell long and loud enough they can get free tickets.

  9.  

    Overall Cinemark was a good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cinemark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free movies, popcorn and a fun atmosphere. Before film was digital, building up and breaking down films were a prestigious art within the film industry and those who could do it got mad respect. It was fun during the holidays if you're into crowds and like spending your Friday nights being the center of attention at the user podium.

    Cons

    As an assistant manger you're the grunt in the management section. At our theater the general manager made the assistants and senior assistants do everything from changing light bulbs to putting up posters. Not much actual management is done at this level, however, it was still by far the most fun job I've ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know keep it up I suppose.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    First job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Concessionist in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Concessionist in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Cinemark part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was a great first job with wonderful perks such as free movies and snacks. The scheduling was also very reasonable.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to give up your nights, weekend, and holidays. The upward movement though te company can be pretty slow.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Don't work here for the pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Cinemark part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The schedule is fantastic because you can basically work any time you want. The environment is fun and relaxed and the people are great. The job is fairly easy too, and you get free movies. After 1 year they give you employer match into the 401k which is nice. This job is also great because you can travel anywhere in the country just by transferring or promoting.

    Cons

    The pay sucks. You get a percentage of $.25 every 6 months. Assistant managers barely get more than minimum wage and when you become a General Manager the pay is better, but not comparable to the same position in retail stores or restaurants. Also, in my almost 20 years in the industry I have only had 1 Region Leader that used positive reinforcement to support his managers. All others say nothing as long as you hit your numbers and nit-pick and complain when you make mistakes. If you can get over these two things, its a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership needs to be much more supportive of their managers, especially considering what they get paid. The company is too reliant on email and resists cultural change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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