Cineplex Entertainment
3.2 of 5 88 reviews
www.cineplex.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Cineplex Entertainment Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2014
Cineplex Entertainment – Oshawa – “Cineplex Oshawa”

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3.2 88 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

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Ellis Jacob

(32 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Free Movies (although, barely any free time to take advantage of this)"
    in 50 reviews
  • "Cast passes every two weeks and you are allowed to take a friend with you"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "work your ass off for minimum wage and no rewards or any recognition"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Late nights, sometimes won't get home until 12am and then school the next morning"
    in 9 reviews
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    Great job for a student

    Cast Member (Current Employee)

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

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

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    Never again

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    Richmond, BC (Canada)

    ProsUnlimited movies for you and a friend

    ConsPeople pleasing hundreds of people a day for minimum wage... Oh, say good-bye to your social life because the shifts given are usually evenings, weekends and holidays. More than likely you will won't get Christmas, New years eve off if you request it.
    Very tedious work, and high demands to be fast yet be every where at once. Management: "how come your till isn't clean?" well, we just had a huge rush
    Not to mention, a lot of the management had favorites,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Concession

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    Cons- Working past your schedule hours
    - High turnovers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat People
    Flexible Schedule - accommodating

    ConsShifts that went late due to the screening times of the movies. Management cannot change this as it is a head office thing. and Hence, it is not their fault.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

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    Good Experience, bad hours

    Crew Member (Current Employee)
    Richmond, BC (Canada)

    ProsFun employees
    Free Movies
    Free food and drinks

    ConsBad hours
    Poor management
    Location was far

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore opportunities for employees

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    I enjoyed working with Cineplex, but I would not choose it as a full-time or long-term job

    Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsCineplex theatres, in my experience, have a good work environment and friendly people. The free movies benefit is great, and they also offer a $250 per-term scholarship if you are in university or community college.

    ConsThe opportunities for advancement are quite limited, and the compensation is not good. The job is also not particularly enjoyable unless you make it so, which is not something everyone can do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGiving a raise now and then would go pretty far for your dime

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

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    Good job for high school, many rules to follow

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- flexible hours
    - get to talk to friends when it's not busy
    - free popcorn
    - free movies

    Cons- a lot of rules to follow
    - in the end, just smile and say that the guest is always right
    - sometimes it gets too busy and hectic, especially when not enough staff are scheduled
    - very dirty theatres you have to clean after the guests leave

    Advice to Senior Management- the more movie selections, the more people will come

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great first job for high school students

    Concession Operator (Former Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsUnlimited free movie passes for you and a friend (as long as you bring 2 non perishable items for the food bank)
    Work with young people that are around the same age as you

    ConsLate nights, sometimes won't get home until 12am and then school the next morning
    My black pants took like 7 washes to finally get the smell of popcorn out of them
    They hire anyone, sometimes you end up working with crappy co-workers
    Minimum wage

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Team Player

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible job and good perks

    ConsLate closing shifts for students

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    Best Job Ever, if you're flexible.

    Part Time Cast Member (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsFree movies are obviously the best perk. Tons of hours to get working multiple positions, so you're not stuck doing the same thing every day. Cast Screenings are fun, getting to watch old movies on the big screen is awesome. Befriend the merchandiser in your theatre and you'll be rolling in movie posters.

    ConsThe Workbrain system sucks and will change hours on you the day of your shift. People constantly complain about the prices.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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