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    Current Employee - Odeon Team Member in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Odeon Team Member in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Odeon Cinemas full-time (Less than a year)

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    Pros

    I joined six months ago as a graduate - so wont be here forever - and have found that compared to working in food retail, which was desperate - that I have a lot more responsibility and can personally make a difference when it comes to customers. People tell me that things are changing in the company - and the Vision and Values programme I went through after i arrived was impressive - and seems to be being followed through on. I have learned to manage cash, to sell, to handle difficult situations, and to make a great coffee - all useful. Film is fun - always changing - and free films is a great benefit as that's my passion. Pay is OK - and has recently been increased in London - if you get enough hours . My advice is to be pushy - OK recently as we are much busier. There are incentives - but they seem a bit random to be honest, and cant be relied on. My team are good fun - they were welcoming, are mostly my age and good for a night out.

    Cons

    The hours are pretty flexible - but you have to be prepared to work evenings and weekends - obvious really - but sometimes a bit of a pain. The team room is a bit of a dungeon -with no windows but a TV and games console. Longer term staff can be a bit stuck in their ways and a bit sceptical of anything new. When we are busy staffing levels means sometimes we are really stretched and things can get a bit manic just before a film, but then time flies.Please let us know our working hours more in advance - we have lives too!

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time listening to us - you have some really good people who want to make a difference! Some cinema Management spend too much time in the office rather than out front. It would be great if there was a really structured training programme. Mine seems a bit haphazard, but good when it happens. Head Office seems a bit remote - I am sure we could do more locally, where there is a big student population if they let us.

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    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Odeon Cinemas (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)).

    Interview

    Sent my CV by email, got sent an applaction form to fill out. Got an interview 2 days later. It went great no problems, the manager was laid back it made me more relaxed not much questions. He said he would give me call because he said I was successful! Left the cinema very happy!
    I am still waiting for a phone call and email to say what day I can start, I have heard NOTHING back! 10 years in retail experience and get ignored by a cinema!!!!

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Website www.odeon.co.uk
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Founded back in 1930, ODEON is the largest and best-known cinema chain in the UK and Ireland. And, famous the world over, ODEON Leicester Square has hosted over 700 of Europe’s biggest film premieres since the 1930s.

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