Harkins Theatre

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Harkins Theatre Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
67 Reviews
3.1
67 Reviews
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Daniel E Harkins
39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Standard first job for a teenager, flexible schedule, free movies, the usual (in 44 reviews)

  • The work environment is great for people looking for a first job (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • You do a lot of work for a minimum wage pay check and the hours are sometimes difficult (in 7 reviews)

  • most of the people are relatively young- team members and management (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Harkins Theatre

    Pros

    Really flexible hours, generally happy staff and unlimited free movies.

    Cons

    Management can be a little gossipy and don't communicate well with eachother.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk more!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good job for students

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Team Member in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Harkins Theatre part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free movies for you and a guest, after first raise you get employee guest passes, fun work environment, flexible scheduling, easy to request time off, will work around school events.

    Cons

    Sometimes unreliable co-workers, understaffed at times, rude customers, may be sent home early if too slow, late weekend hours, can be very stressful during busy periods.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Team Member in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    You get to watch free movies from time to time depending on which movie you would like to see but it gets boring after a while

    Cons

    There is a lot of micromanagement going on which is probably due to the lack of training provided on behalf of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage and develop interpersonal skills with your employees as well as with the guest also develop leadership skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place for a transition job.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager IV in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager IV in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Harkins Theatre full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company has flexible hours and is fairly generous with time off requests. The star award program is pretty awesome too.

    Cons

    No benefits to anyone not an assistant manager or above. This is not a good place to work to pay your bills unless you get above Senior manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the managers tended to show a LOT of favoritism among the staff and some of the staff should have been let go due to professionalism. They weren't because the GM did not want to deal with the corporate office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great company with bad pay.

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Avondale, AZ
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Avondale, AZ

    I have been working at Harkins Theatre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Has a very flexible scheduling and hires many diverse employees. Allows every employee better them self and has room to move up within the company.

    Cons

    They could have a better pay scale. As a current employee they do not pay us enough to put up with the work we do. that may vary from location to location. If they could pay better it would be a company I would enjoy continuing to work for. The amount of work asked from employees is not balanced out in how they pay us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Harkins Theatre part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free movies, some cool coworkers (that's anywhere), some friendly managers.

    Cons

    The pay sucks, too strict, and their new policy is that they change the policy at ANYTIME with or WITHOUT notice. Meaning anyone in management can make up any rule as policy whenever they please and not tell you. Pretty much a set up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be friendlier or cordial with your employees!!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Its fun

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harkins Theatre part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment with fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Getting sent home early when its slow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Harkins was a good place to work for free movies and popcorn.

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    Current Employee - Playcenter Team Member in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Playcenter Team Member in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Harkins Theatre part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free movie tickets with every pay stub and bonus movie tickets on holidays.

    Cons

    Working late, unpredicatable hours and working on holidays.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not worth your time

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Harkins Theatre full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free movies, soda, popcorn. Tuition reimbursement, insurance benefits. "Paid management training"
    Sometimes Dan Harkins will grace you with the presence of his dog.

    Cons

    Completely toxic work environment. Superficial training that is entirely self directed. Favorites are given preference and necessary shifts in order to learn, advance, and grow. Higher emphasis on (micro) management over leadership. Managers must be addressed by their last name at all times. Fraternization is highly forbidden yet widely cultivated. Little effort of corporate and upper management to reduce turnover. Evolution of the company is stagnant in regards to developing its people and culture. Corporate is ignorantly elitist when it comes to any shortcomings. Tactless in dealing with intra company issues. Management is, at best, grossly immature and incompetent as a result of archaic trainings and policies. Opportunities for growth are often resourced into gossip. Gang mentality is highly present. Most general managers have been with the company since puberty and lack the education and experience to run a competitive business that takes care of its own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't invest in your business if you don't invest in your people. Every person that has left your ranks has done so as a result of your failure. The degree of said failure should be a big enough wake up call to start doing something differently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Cinema

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager IV in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager IV in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great health and 401k benefits (they contribute to 401ks), room for advancement with a company that keeps growing, free movies

    Cons

    Not having a consistent schedule. Having to work weekends and nights a lot. The ones who get promoted are the ones who brown nose the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to who's actually doing what and who's taking credit for others work. Take notice of who chit chats with you but not with anyone else...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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