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AMC Entertainment Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
569 Reviews
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569 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also free movies for you and your immediate family plus one guest is a nice benefit (in 380 reviews)

  • During your shift or on a day you have worked, you can get free popcorn/soda (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • I've done everything from plumbing to fixing and troubleshooting machines for minimum wage (in 81 reviews)

  • Working long hours, especially during busy movie premiers (in 30 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work as long as you're <30 years old.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Film Crew Member in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Film Crew Member in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    There are definitely opportunities to advance within the company, and it shouldn't take you too long to be promoted if you're actively pitching and selling AMC Stubs membership cards. I was hired in May 2014, I was trained as a backbar in July, and I'm now being trained to be a supervisor as a Film Crew Member so a supervisor position is almost guaranteed. Majority of management is laid back, flexible, and care about their employees. This job is a great transitional job, however you shouldn't count on them to be paying your bills. We're capped at 28 hours a week and if you go over that they'll cut your hours the following week.

    Cons

    AMC Stubs will make or break you at AMC. If you can't sell the card, you won't last long with the company. Certain locations will expect more out of you than others, for example, my location expects you to be pitching the benefits of the card at every position, including ticket drop and usher, while others only expect it to be pitched at box office and concession. Unfortunately, most of your management team is going to be 21-29. My GM is only 24. So at times, they can act a bit unprofessional when you approach them with issues. Understaffing is a huge problem that doesn't just affect us, it affects our guests as well when we can't serve them in a reasonable amount of time. You won't have the support from your management team when guests complain about things, and you're expected to handle it by yourself, regardless if they asked to speak to a manager or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back us up a little bit more. Offer more incentives for selling Stubs. We're not gaining anything out of selling memberships. Listen to your employees when we say we need help. We aren't doing it because we're lazy or not trying.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Film Crew

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Film Crew Member in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Film Crew Member in Aurora, CO

    I worked at AMC Entertainment full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Active, engaged and overall an upbeat place to work. I loved selling tickets and stubs memberships. The additional $0.25 a pop really starts to add up!

    Cons

    Long hours. very messy. The amount of popcorn I swept was unbelievable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more friendly and more quick to promote.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    AMC Usher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMC Entertainment

    Pros

    Basic work, nothing too difficult. Good work for the low pay.

    Cons

    Can get busy on weekend and Friday nights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well managed theater.

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    I love it here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Leawood, KS

    I have been working at AMC Entertainment full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The HQ is awesome
    I feel like I contribute to my team, and my work is appreciated

    Cons

    Lots of politics involved to get anything done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training would be great; you tend to learn the processes as you go instead of them being defined in the beginning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Film crew

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Film Crew Member in South San Jose Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Film Crew Member in South San Jose Hills, CA

    I have been working at AMC Entertainment (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule good first job

    Cons

    Terrible management lack of communication favoritism. Dating a supervisor/manager will help you out.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    it was fun for a part time, flexible schedule while in college

    Former Employee - Film Crew Lead in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Film Crew Lead in Riverside, CA

    I worked at AMC Entertainment part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    free movies
    early screenings
    got paid to watch "screen" the movie before it came out
    short shifts ideal for my school schedule
    meet lots of cool people
    i saw a lot of people get promoted and are still working there.
    if you put in time, you can see the pay off but i was only there part time

    Cons

    low pay minimum wage
    had to work most weekends/holidays
    while I was there you could not be creative with hairstyle
    uniform is pretty bland
    had to cover up tattoos and remove piercings even if they were not excessive

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    This job let me play to my strengths, and had great benefits

    Former Employee - Crew Member in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Olathe, KS

    I worked at AMC Entertainment part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free movies
    Good work conditions
    Rewards you for good service / effort

    Cons

    There is some obvious stratification between the management and the crew members, but that's what comes with a job mostly taken by local high schoolers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Co-workers are ok

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AMC Film Crew in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - AMC Film Crew in Southfield, MI

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

    Pros

    Free movies, discounted hot food, free popcorn and drinks, private premieres

    Cons

    not paid enough, rude customers, lazy co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring better incentives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Just OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Film Crew Member in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Film Crew Member in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Free movies (although I've heard that is no longer a thing,) Easy job

    Cons

    Minimum wage with little chance of raises. Required holidays without holiday pay. Treated like a number rather than a person--film crew are just cogs in the machine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Christmas and Thanksgiving always see a lot of people calling-off or just not showing up. Maybe if you gave your employees holiday pay on those days that would change. Also, it looks really bad to flaunt your brand new, state of the art HQ building to your lowest level employees while they don't really even have a chance to earn a raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Average Minimum wage job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Film Crew Member in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Film Crew Member in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at AMC Entertainment part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The schedule was flexible (great as a high school student at the time) and the work environment was quite friendly. Additionally, the management promptly responded to any issues.

    Cons

    Job can get boring at times, but that comes with the territory.
    Very corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about rewarding your top performers with increases in compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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