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American Multi-Cinema Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
13 Reviews

3.1
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun environment, late hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Barrington, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Barrington, IL

    I worked at American Multi-Cinema part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    relationships with co-workers
    free movies
    flexible weekday schedules
    lots of areas to work
    no early morning shifts

    Cons

    low wages
    low raises
    management/supervisor hierarchy confusing
    late hours
    scheduling done only a few days in advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase wages, make schedules earlier

    Recommends
  2.  

    Its an OK job for a first job but not a career job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Film Crew Member  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Film Crew Member in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Multi-Cinema full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free Movies, Meeting new people everyday, thats all I can think of for the moment.

    Cons

    Managers never listen to the empolyees, Rare pay raises, Bad Leadership with the managers, No career growth, very demanding job for a little compersation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your empolyees, They're the ones that put the work in day and nite, Don't be stingy with your money and give pay raises to good workers.Give more Career Opportunities to the good workers instead picking favorites.Please do background checks on your Managers because most of them are not right at all. Just keep a better eye on things that is going on in your company, trust me you'll be surprised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Typical Part Time Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Usher  in  Monterey Park, CA
    Former Employee - Usher in Monterey Park, CA

    I worked at American Multi-Cinema part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and free movies for employees. It is a typical part time job. This was my first job out of high school and it was decent. Allowed me to finish college and have some money in my pocket.

    Cons

    Understaffed at times which made work days harder than they needed to be. Management didn't always listen to the crew members and made them feel unappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your crew members and try and provide incentives for crew members.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I should have left sooner

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at American Multi-Cinema full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Free movies, free popcorn
    Many excellent co-workers
    Great place to work if you want to sleep in and work weekends and holidays
    Did I mention the delicious popcorn (but only while you are working)

    Cons

    Working nights, weekends and holidays is the job and is unappreciated.
    Pay and raises (or, what raises?)
    Management (local and home office)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the shortfalls and put forth a genuine effort to fix them - they are many
    Understand that tenured staff is a blessing and not a curse

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working for AMC was a great job to have while be in high school and/or college.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Film Crew/Booth Operator  in  Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Film Crew/Booth Operator in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at American Multi-Cinema part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely flexible during the school year. Management is quick about transferring employees to different locations. Ability for advancement.

    Cons

    Management definitely picks favorites, (so it's only really fun, when you are a favorite). If you are not a favorite you will most likely be ask to do random things like wash the walls in the concession stand and ask to pick up the slack of the "favorites" in order for them to get cut and go home early. You might get terrible sections (if you're a server in the dine in theaters) and then be expected to work later than other employees, though you may have a smaller chance of making any additional tips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a better way in dividing sections. Perhaps teaming up the strong servers with the new servers for more than 2 days during the week and maybe some shifts on the weekend so they get a better feel about how there normal shifts will work. I think newer servers will have less chance of error if they are better trained and I think the customer service will also be better if they don't have to experience someone that is just "learning as they go".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    For a movie lover like myself, this was a dream come true. To work in an environment such as this was amazing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hourly Manager  in  Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Hourly Manager in Olathe, KS

    I worked at American Multi-Cinema full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people and company are great. Benefits and other perks wonderful.

    Cons

    Due to inconsistencies at times in predicting how many guests will attend the theatre, there was an occasional need to work very long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    AMC could've been better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Film Crew  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Film Crew in Houston, TX

    I worked at American Multi-Cinema part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    FREE MOVIES!!! For you and your immediate family and 1 friend. Free popcorn and drinks while you are working. Discount other items 30 min before, during and 30 after your shift. Hours are very flexible. Free posters.

    Cons

    Chances of moving up the ranks are extremely low. Managers are young and unprofessional. Everyone that works there are young. A lot of lazy kids. If it's busy don't expect a break. Managers won't feel bad about making you stay longer than your shift and cutting you if they don't need you. Scheduling can suck. I've been scheduled a closing shift from 6-12 then come in at 8:30. I know it's not that bad but really unnecessary. Also some of the managers can be bullies and sometimes as a group they will bully someone. Most people that work there don't stay long so there's always new people in training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just needs to be more organized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    The Job itself was not great at all but the coworkers made it a more enjoyable experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Film Crew  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Film Crew in New York, NY

    I worked at American Multi-Cinema

    Pros

    Free Movies and thats all

    Cons

    Favoritism, political,no raises or union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not mix personal feelings with business relations

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Great Experience, Not-so-great pay!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at American Multi-Cinema

    Pros

    Working at AMC affords you the opportunity to gain many transferrable skills. AMC also gives you the opportunity to develop as a leader and a decision-maker.

    Cons

    The pay is not indicative of the work that is requested of you. Corporate leaders are not the best at communicating expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate leaders should spend more time inside of the theaters before making critical decisions and implementing programs. They should employ multiple methods of market research.

    Recommends
  11.  

    It is a good place to work as far as gaining experience in various areas, but don't stay longer than you have to.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Booth Operator/Projectionist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Booth Operator/Projectionist in New York, NY

    I worked at American Multi-Cinema

    Pros

    Free movies, lots of different areas so experience can be taken to any job.

    Cons

    Low pay, lazy/rude management, favoritism, AMC Stubs, impossible to call out sick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop favoritism, stop being lazy, stop treating film crew like crap

    Doesn't Recommend

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