Cinemark

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2 people found this helpful  

Starter job, but not one for a career

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Current Employee - Box Office Cashier and Projectionist
Current Employee - Box Office Cashier and Projectionist

I have been working at Cinemark

Pros

flexible hours, free movies, some of the local non-management employees can be friendly, ok job if you're going to school and need some cash on the side.

Cons

I was a projectionist until the theater went all digital. I worked for them when it was a Century theater. Under Century, employees were treated fairly but Cinemark definitely takes a "Management= Royalty, Employee=Peon" . You are given less than 25 hours a week no matter how long you've been there or how well you do your job. If you want more hours, suck up to a manager and hope to be promoted or work 7 days a week at any hour they want you to.

 Little to no hope for advancement unless you're buddy buddy with someone, and promotions are given out on the basis of how well you're liked rather than job competence.

People are written up for the slightest infraction, and management is more concerned with kissing up to their superior rather than doing their job, and it shows. Employees are treated like children and management refuses to take their side against a customer even if all the evidence is in the employee's favor. Having to call some kid barely out of high school Mr. or Miss is just plain ridiculous.

Some of the rudest customers I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with..and I've worked a few fast food jobs in my time. Just an all around atmosphere of apathy and negativity...get out while you can!!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Review your policies...some may have worked in the '80s or '90s, but are very antiquated today. Profit can be made without having to pinch every penny. Reward your employees for their job performance rather than their suck up skills. When you have a competent and hard working employee, focus on employee retention rather than stressing how replaceable they are.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK College Gig

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cinemark

    Pros

    Decent perks - free movies means you can see everything that comes out for no cost
    Good starting salary
    Flexible hours
    Relatively enjoyable workplace culture
    Diverse workplace

    Cons

    Management above the theater level abusive and incompetent
    Little opportunity to advance
    Theater management expected to sign their lives over to the company
    Rampant favoritism
    Theater is open 365 days a year, means a good chance you'll work holidays
    Archaic policies and rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the non-corporate employees working for your company. Just because this is someone's college job doesn't make them incompetent, criminals, or worthy of abuse. Eliminate "audits" that grind workplace productivity to a halt as employees scramble to make sure that nitpcky criteria are met. Don't expect employees making a few dollars above minimum wage to sign away their lives to the company in the hope that they might advance to a better position. Stop favoritism that permits workplace abuse to occur.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cinemark is an awful place to work unless you are 16 or 17 years old.

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

    I have been working at Cinemark

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and The free movies, it's an easy job and you have a fun time making friends with co-workers

    Cons

    Management is incompetent. Most are unqualified for their positions and they break many rules and don't respect the employees. They will stand in the middle of the lobby on a busy day chatting instead of helping. They don't reward employees for a job well done and pick favorites based on personality alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the employees more, reward them for a job well done and have a more thorough interview process so you don't hire incompetent managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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