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Former Employee - Cast Member  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Cast Member in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

Pros

- the work isnt repetetive
- flexible hours
- this could be a pro or a con depending on you: sends you home early regularly
- good work if youre a student

Cons

- low pay compared to other jobs of this sort
- the work place environment is very dramatic and gossipy like highschool

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Loved it at First

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    Current Employee - Cast Member
    Current Employee - Cast Member

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

    Pros

    -flexible hours for school and for time off
    -as many free movies as I wanted
    -free popcorn and pop and 50% off hot foods
    -fun, fast paces environment
    -good new employee training
    -great cast members who are always willing to help out
    -easy job

    Cons

    -poorly run with many things that were broken and never fixed
    -managers often accuse you of things you did not do
    -constant staff and management turnover
    -so stressful in concession
    -almost zero chance for advancement or getting trained somewhere else
    -lack of training in other positions other than concession
    -far too many concession shifts even after asking for something different
    -short staffed
    -constant problems
    -managers critical of a small mistake
    -same, repetitive tasks
    -no raises from what I've seen
    -bad email and schedule system
    -constant drama from kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less critical of everything people do and offer constructive criticism. Also, try harder to fix reoccurring problems such as broken lights or projectors not working. Try hiring more staff than what. We have and try to appreciate the staff you have now

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    a first job that will work you hard and feel undervalued

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    Current Employee - Cast Member  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    cast pass
    relationships with other cast members - similar aged and similar interests
    tuiton assistance if you got 75% avg or higher

    Cons

    far too many rules that you are expected to follow it's hard not to break a few every single shift
    boring, repetitive job in which you can expect to be put on the same position over and over
    no real incentive to work hard, feels like if you put minimal effort, average effort or exceptional effort the outcome is the same
    when fellow cast members don't do their jobs properly, management could care less
    expected to push and offer $20+ combos with ZERO commission
    you'll never see a raise unless minimum wage goes up
    frequently understaffed, micromanaged constantly
    being sent home early after you just got back from a break
    Managers heavily play the favorites game
    workplace politics and drama
    real dirty jobs, from picking up garbage and cleaning up toilets to washing up kitchenware and cleaning the popper/deep fryer/oven
    most staff have minimal training
    erratic hours
    always expected to be super productive your entire shift - no sitting down unless on break, if your not serving you better be cleaning or organizing something or you will get written up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people who come up with policies and rules have clearly NEVER worked a day at a theater. Rules are too strict and tight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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