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12 days ago


Escape Aberdeen, Scotland

Candidates applying without Stores and forklift experience will not be considered for progression. If you are interested in…

8 days ago

HR Assistant (1 year contract)

Escape Edinburgh, Scotland

Excellent administration experience. Experience of working with people and proven ability to build strong working…

18 hrs ago

Temporary Property Administrator – new

Escape West Lothian

My Client is a successful Property company within West Lothian. They have an immediate requirement for an experienced Property Administrator to…

15 days ago

Senior Purchase Ledger Clerk

Escape Edinburgh, Scotland

My client is a well-known organisation based in the West of Edinburgh. Due to continued success and growth they require a Senior Purchase Ledger to…

18 days ago

Business Process Analyst

Escape Bellshill, Scotland

Work with and support all functions, e.g. sourcing, planning, finance, inventory…

18 hrs ago

Temporary Administrator – new

Escape Livingston, Scotland

My Client is a global leader within their sector. Due to continued success and development, they have an excellent opportunity for an experienced…

8 days ago

French Speaking Finance Assistant

Escape West Lothian

Checking that appropriate approvals are obtained for accounting purposes.Perform other ad-hoc financial duties as required.The successful candidate…

18 hrs ago

Production Supervisor – new

Escape Dundee, Scotland

include: Ensure KPI's relating to efficiency, performance, quality and cost are met or exceeded Monitoring the production processes and adjusting…

4 days ago

Design Engineer

Escape Livingston, Scotland

to include: Generate conceptual designs for proposals or projects and preparing design layouts using 3D drawing packages. Understanding design…

20 hrs ago

Procurement and Supplier Management Specialist – new

Escape Glasgow, Scotland

Ensure that goods and services are provided cost effectively to predetermined standards and in accordance with current tender and procurement…

Great Escape Theatre Reviews

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Anne Ragains
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    Horrible experience working under the most unprofessional people in the industry.

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Great Escape Theatre


    The theatre business in general is a fun environment to work in and you do have the opportunity to reach out to and interact with a lot of people.


    Great Escape gives no formal training or professional development to their managers. They put the wrong people in the wrong position simply because they have no one else to fill it. The GM position should be a position of ownership but they micromanage everything to the point where the GM is unable to actually run their building. I think this is because they have had so much experience with the wrong people in positions but if they would put the right people in and invest some time and not have a "learn as you go" philosophy it could be better. I was instructed to lie to vendors and other people (such as on an unemployment form) in order to save the company money (which of course I didn't do!). Also they would verbally berate and harass you. A good manager knows when to address something but when it is corrected you let it go and move forward. A bad manager will always come back to it and not let it go or allow the person to fix the problem. A General Manager should not have to be cursed at and screamed at on the phone by a corporate officer. Anyone interested in being a movie theatre GM - there are many companies to work at that are much more professional. Also the payroll model is impossible. Simple math explains that you are open for at a minimum 12 hours a day so 20 hours of payroll for the day with hourly manager hours included in it doesn't work no matter how slow the building is. It's simple math and you are hurting the employees that work for you by overworking them and hurting your guests by forcing them to wait longer in line. There was an email that came out while I worked there that stated to cut payroll to the point where there would be long lines and that customers would complain and that was okay. Also if someone from corporate would walk into a theatre and there was something minor like smudges on the glass an email would immediately be sent out to every location stating that if this happens in any other theatre the manager on duty and GM would both be terminated. Nice approach!

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    The only thing I could tell the leadership is that none of you that I interacted with should be involved in any business and certainly shouldn't be in charge of people. The best thing you could do is sell your theatres off and take the money from it because none of them will be as profitable as possible or as good as they can be until you have absolutely nothing to do with them.

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