American Multi-Cinema

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Updated May 6, 2014

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3.1 11 reviews

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Gerardo Lopez

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fun environment, late hours

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) South Barrington, IL

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease wages, make schedules earlier

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I should have left sooner

    Operations Manager (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsFree 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)

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Film Crew/Booth Operator (Former Employee) Grapevine, TX

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementFigure 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".

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Hourly Manager (Former Employee) Olathe, KS

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

    ConsDue 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 Senior ManagementKeep up good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    AMC could've been better

    Film Crew (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFREE 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.

    ConsChances 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 Senior ManagementJust needs to be more organized.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Film Crew (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFree Movies and thats all

    ConsFavoritism, political,no raises or union.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not mix personal feelings with business relations

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience, Not-so-great pay!

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsWorking 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Booth Operator/Projectionist (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop favoritism, stop being lazy, stop treating film crew like crap

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfying

    Film Crew (Former Employee) Countryside, IL

    ProsPerks were great..free movies for employees and family members

    ConsDoes not honor medical leave and will try to force employee back to work before doctor consents. Resulted in termination.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLimited

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    Field managment- A OK! Middle and upper, not so much

    Supervisor (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible Schedules are nice
    Friendly people to work with
    Free movies, (drinks and popcorn and discounts sometimes)
    Challenging work environment means there is always plenty to do
    There are a variety of jobs to perform, so burn out becomes less of an issue

    ConsNo room to grow professionally unless you are willing to relocate. Unless there is another AMC nearby, often that means moving to another city or state for what is usually a minimal pay raise.

    No decent benefits for most positions, regardless of seniority.

    Poor communication regarding corporate policies and procedures.

    Low pay, particularly for the job demands you receive the higher up you are.

    Occassional lack of job specificity creates ambiguous situations.

    You must be a sixty second salesmen in any position where cash is handled. This adds stress in a transaction that is supposed to be 15 seconds or less.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are in a rush when they come to see their movie. While suggestive selling is useful, you should expand on box office and concession payroll to allow for more staff operating registers (at least on weekends and holidays). This will compensate for time lost while suggestive selling.

    By offering better benefits and pay to supervisors and managment, you could ensure a higher retention rate and possibly higher productivity.

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