Cinemark

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Cinemark Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
220 Reviews

3.1
220 Reviews
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Cinemark CEO Alan W. Stock
Alan W. Stock
78 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free movies (it actually say I have to post a twenty word min but unfortunately (in 121 reviews)

  • Free popcorn and drinks when you're working (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • If you have worked for the company for years and the minimum wage goes up, too bad (in 19 reviews)

  • Unbelievably rude customers (most of what they complain about is completely out of your control) (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great first job.

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    Former Employee - Box Office Cashier and Projectionist  in  Gahanna, OH
    Former Employee - Box Office Cashier and Projectionist in Gahanna, OH

    Pros

    Great company to work for.
    Flexible hours.
    Free Movies

    Cons

    Minimum wage
    Unorganized management
    Little room for advancement

  2.  

    Easy work for minimum wage.

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    Current Employee - Usher/Concessesions/Box Office/Maintenance  in  Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Usher/Concessesions/Box Office/Maintenance in Palmdale, CA

    Pros

    Flexible hours are good for students. Super easy job... you can literally do the work half asleep or even hungover (Personal experience. It's that easy.). The staff and managers are very nice and accommodating as long as you do your job. Free movies and 50% off concession food during break time is also really nice. In addition, you can sometimes request free movie posters and movie stands after the movie has premiered.

    Cons

    Customers can be very rude, but that's to be expected in the service industry. Required to work weekends and holidays. Also don't stay too long or else you'll get stuck in the "Cinemark Sinkhole" and never leave because it's too easy of a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE get rid of the lanyards for the name tags! It gets caught on something at least once a day. For example, just last week, I was placing popping oil under the popper, and the name tag got caught on the box. My head got yanked down and I barely missed smashing my face into the metal frame by about half and inch. It is hazardous and actually spends most of the time flipped around. I understand the need for the purple lanyards to denote underage workers, but those at least over 18 should go back to the clip-on name tags, before someone gets really injured.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company executives have their goals in the right place - taking care of employees & customers

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Fun environment, free movies, meet lots of new friends, exciting place to be on opening nights, tons of opportunity to advance all around the country & world.

    Cons

    working weekends & holidays, late nights, dealing with the public and complaints, low starting wage for entry level positions, can get pretty busy during rushes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher pay structures for lower/middle management would be nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fair company to work with as a team. Many opportunities for the right people.

    Cons

    wish they had a theatre in hawaii.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do things the way you are it makes the job fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    If movies are for you, this is the place!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Cinemark has all the standard benefits at each level of employment and is competitive in its industry. It is fun, fast paced and the teams are generally professional. And.. can I say.. FREE MOVIES!

    Cons

    There are no specific cons to Cinemark. They are a well-run company. However, be prepared for the somewhat unpredictable nature of the crew/manager scheduling in this industry. If nights, weekends and holidays are a deal breaker, you should avoid all movie theatres.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management at this time!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Flexible hours and fun atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    The benefits of meeting all kinds of people and of course free movies

    Cons

    Late nights and a very busy agenda on weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Usher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work for a high school kid. Great people. Young management. Good perks to the business too.

    Cons

    Not the best place to work after high school unless you get into Management. Dealing with people always has its ups and downs too.

  9.  

    Good part time job for movie lover

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    Current Employee - Cinema Attendant  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Cinema Attendant in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    can see movies that have just come out

    Cons

    sometimes hard to get shifts that fit my schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train supervisors to empower their team members

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic

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    Former Employee - Usher  in  Brownsville, TX
    Former Employee - Usher in Brownsville, TX

    Pros

    As an Usher I spent most of my time cutting tickets, restocking the concessions, and cleaning the theater. The biggest pro to working as a Cinemark Usher were never being being bored with my job because Ushers alternate duties such as cutting tickets, cleaning the theater, and restocking and helping concessions.

    Cons

    The main con to working at Cinemark was that not only would we work all holidays, but holidays were the busiest times for us.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Floor Staff for a year

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    Former Employee - Floor Staff  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Floor Staff in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Good place to work while in school.

    Cons

    Weekends and Nights are usually taken from your leisure time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate jobs so it's not so boring. My Theater was small so we would switch on all the different types of jobs that were required on a day-to-day operation for floors staff workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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