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Cineplex Entertainment Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
96 Reviews
3.2
96 Reviews
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34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • free movies good anywhere at anytime (on your day off) for you plus one other person (in 53 reviews)

  • It's a good place for a starter job with flexible hours and reasonable pay (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • People pleasing hundreds of people a day for minimum wage (in 20 reviews)

  • Late nights, sometimes won't get home until 12am and then school the next morning (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment

    Pros

    Fun, active, free movie tickets

    Cons

    Pay, pay, pay, pay, pay

  2.  

    They treat you like crap no matter how long you've been there.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I did get experience in a sense of supervisory experience and customer service and most of the staff were really great and made some long time friends

    Cons

    I worked there for two years and only got one raise when I was promoted to TL after there was a change in GM and the management and overall experience went to crap. I only had 3 month, 6 and 1 year review all of which were really late, and came with no raise. I was a better TL than most and yet got paid barely above minimum wage and a month before I left a reg cast member just randomly got a raise and ended up being only 5 cents less than me despite being there for less time and being lower than me. I found out I was the least paid TL and one of the ones who worked there the longest... overall I felt like they didnt care whether I was there or not and why would they when they constantly hire people so nobody has good hours. Also the schedule was almost always late so it would come out wednesday and the week would start friday so you can never actually make plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop constantly hiring people, have better managers scheduling, actually do reviews and give raises where deserved. Nobody enjoys working at cineplex unless youre best friends with the managers you really need to get it together and stop being so greedy youre a rich company I think you can afford to give raises and not have head office decide raises since they dont actually know the employees!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Flexible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Cast Member  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Part Time Cast Member in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    They are very flexible, especially if you are a student, and it's pretty easy to book time off.
    Free movies
    Its a good job if you have no experience in customer service.
    You make a lot of friends, and meet lots of new people.
    Lots of shifts. (If you want)

    Cons

    You have to stay really late, sometimes until 12:30 am.
    Managers don't treat you well, and don't appreciate you. They will also pick favorites.
    You have to do so much and get paid barely anything. For some reason it says "competitive pay" when you're applying, even though the pay is minimum wage.
    They will cut your shift whenever they want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Job for Students

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Cast Member  in  Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Part Time Cast Member in Scarborough, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Cineplex Entertainment part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This was my first job. It's a super friendly work environment, everyone I worked with were young too so I got along with everyone really quickly and the managers were approachable. You also get free movies all the time, and also a $250 scholarship per semester if you're doing post-secondary.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of room for advancement. For cast members, there are hardly any raises, my coworker who has worked there for 6 years part time who's a "team leader" and has more responsibilities only gets paid a quarter above minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more raises, especially towards cast members who have worked there for a long time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not amazing but not horrid

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Cast Member  in  Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Part Time Cast Member in Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Cineplex Entertainment part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free movies, but you always have to be nice. Even to morons

    Cons

    Mangers guilt you into not callin I sick when you call. Oncalls suck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't guilt people into not calling I sick

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very annoying

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Cast Member  in  Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Part Time Cast Member in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Cineplex Entertainment part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best things about working as a cast member at cinceplex is getting a pay check at the end of it all. And yes the people you work with make it better but over all, anyone who has worked at a cineplex movie theater for more than a few months usually hates it but chooses to keep working there due to needing money, myself included.
    Thereès free movies too..if you wanna work and play in the same place.

    Cons

    The "guests" act less like people you've invited over and more like unwanted rude in-laws that think they own the place.
    The managers have to keep their bosses happy so most of the time you end up understaffed and stressed trying to survive a rush. Most of the time you get an ok amount of shifts but it gets increasingly difficult to pick up more when the bills start piling up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to treat its lower level employees better. Working at cineplex feels very impersonal. I personally feel like just another number. A little worker bee ready to be replaced at anytime. and even if this is true, it doesn't make for a very enjoyable work environment which is probably why most cast members hate dealing with customers and customers seem to hate the cast members. but it could just be the over price food we shamelessly sell them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for teenagers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers who are friendly and fun to be around,
    Free Movies,
    Discounts,
    Flexible-ish hours,
    Reasonable Pay,
    If you're a teenager, the majority of employees are young.

    Cons

    Training was good but the explanation of how things worked was pretty confusing for the first bit. (Mostly for people haven't applied for a job before)
    Can be very busy and fast paced.
    Not so flexible with requests on schedule changes for shifts.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great job for a student

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cast Member
    Current Employee - Cast Member

    I have been working at Cineplex Entertainment part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -free movies
    -very cool coworkers
    -flexible hours
    -comfy uniforms
    -lots of different areas to work so you're not doing the same thing every single day

    Cons

    -Last hours, some nights I won't be out until 12:45
    -really low pay, they only give raises right before minimum wage goes up so all your 25 cent increases become obsolete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe show cast members that you appreciate them, and thank the ones that work hard rather than using only negative reinforcement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Concession

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

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -A good first job for people with absolutely no experience.
    -Free movies
    - Friendly Staff

    Cons

    - Working past your schedule hours
    - High turnovers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice starter job other than that nothing much.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Cast Member  in  Sudbury, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Part Time Cast Member in Sudbury, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits including free movies with a friend ad 10 percent off of food items when working.

    Nice coworkers and supervisors

    Cons

    Management will yell at workers in the areas where guest are
    Everything is timed including washrooms!
    Management dosen't care about you. I got my 5$ birthday gift card from them in April, but my birthday was in January
    Made me work through holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to actually care about cast members because they feel unappreciate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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