Cinemark Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Free movies (it actually say I have to post a twenty word min but unfortunately (in 147 reviews)

  • Benefits of watching free movies and getting free popcorn and drinks while at work (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • If you have worked for the company for years and the minimum wage goes up, too bad (in 22 reviews)

  • If nights, weekends and holidays are a deal breaker, you should avoid all movie theatres (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Best Job I've had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Manager

    I worked at Cinemark full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for while you're in school. Will work around your schedule. Great hours if you're not a morning person. Free movies is arguably the best perk. My theatre was a great team environment. Helps you to learn good basic as well as management skills. Would recommend this job as a great starter job to anyone.

    Cons

    The biggest con would be pay. Management is not compensated much more than the floor staff for the amount of responsibility they are given. Other than that it's a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay needs to be adjusted to be up to par with comparable jobs in the field.

  2. Very Fun!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Concessionist in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Concessionist in Sierra Vista, AZ

    I have been working at Cinemark part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Love the caring management
    Flexible schedule
    Entry level
    Customers are usually kind

    Cons

    Uniforms
    If you're not careful you could burn yourself
    If something breaks, forget about talking to corporate

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, all you managers. You are the greatest. Corporate could afford to listen to their branches more often.

  3. Great first job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Box Office Cashier and Projectionist in Gahanna, OH
    Former Employee - Box Office Cashier and Projectionist in Gahanna, OH

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.
    Flexible hours.
    Free Movies

    Cons

    Minimum wage
    Unorganized management
    Little room for advancement

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  5. Easy work for minimum wage.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Usher/Concessesions/Box Office/Maintenance in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Usher/Concessesions/Box Office/Maintenance in Palmdale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cinemark full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    higher pay structures for lower/middle management would be nice

  7. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cinemark full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. If movies are for you, this is the place!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Cinemark full-time (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    No advice to management at this time!

  9. Flexible hours and fun atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Cinemark

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Late nights and a very busy agenda on weekends

  10. Usher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cinemark

    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.

  11. Good part time job for movie lover

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cinema Attendant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Cinema Attendant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cinemark part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    can see movies that have just come out

    Cons

    sometimes hard to get shifts that fit my schedule

    Advice to Management

    train supervisors to empower their team members

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