I worked at Pacific Theatres part-time
One of the best aspects about this job was obviously the benefits that came along with it. Free movies, discounted concessions, special gym packages, 10% off the Americana's kiosks, and even the free food the company provides from time-to-time. Pacific Theaters gave me a better appreciation for patience as I now know the hardships of keeping up with a a LONG line. This job gave me amazing coworkers since many of the "talents" are part of one age group who is relatable and entertaining to talk to. You can always request a day off; with the exception of "blockbuster" films which is understandable to an extent. Although this job does require a lot of physical strength, the paycheck will definitely be worth it at the end. Good for those looking for their first job or who simply wants to snag the benefits listed above. Despite the cons listed below, I would gladly say that this has been one of the best jobs I have ever had and would even consider coming back if I was desperate.
Like I said, this job is DEMANDING. Don't expect to have the holidays off (especially the majors holidays i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas). Be prepared sacrifice the majority if not all your weekends to put in time into Pacific Theaters. In other words, your social life will be desecrated without a doubt. One of the biggest problems is the issue with the salary. Pacific Theaters must realize that it can be a painstaking job; and minimum wage (9$ by the time I wrote this article) does not suffice the physical strength, long hours, and even rude customers we "talents" have to experience. The company does have its social cliques: separating the veterans from the newbies. It's apparent that those who are new puts WAY more effort into working while "Leads" (something like a manager) chat among themselves. There is an obvious social hierarchy within Pacific Theaters: don't expect to be treated equally on a social level when you're new. An apparent issue during my experience would have to be the way Leads operate. While one Lead tell you something, another one will reprimand you for doing something the previous Lead told you to do. In other words, Leads' opinions can be contradictory: which will screw you over as you will get the boot. If you are not able to deal with the customer's incompetency, this job is not right for you. There has usually been a shift where at least one guest would complain about his/her treatment. If you can deal with a demanding availability, social hierarchy, and minimum wage, then the job is right for you.
Advice to Management
The managers themselves ranges from chill to serious. Managers, if you're reading this, I advise you to treat us like people rather than a number. Honestly, sometimes I feel like you care more about the job than out well-being. We should not tell you a precise explanation to why we must switch shifts. We are people first. I should not have the fear of going under/over on my transaction because I usually get anxiety from the thought of you reprimanding me. I understand that it's professional, but we all make mistakes and entering shifts with fear is not an ideal place for me to work.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. I interviewed at Pacific Theatres.
I applied online and a got an interview date for a few weeks later. It was group interview and the people interviewing look no older than me ( I'm 19) .
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Pacific Theatres owns and/or operates six locations in Southern California. Over the last 60 plus years, Pacific Theatres have developed and operated drive-in theaters, popular throughout the 1950s and 1960s; walk-in theaters, popular from the 1960s to1980s; and today’s state-of-the-art multi- and megaplex theaters.
Mission: Pacific Theatres continues its tradition of enhancing the enjoyment of movies by staying at the forefront of theater development, operations, customer service, and exhibition technologies.