Harkins Theatre Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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Daniel E Harkins
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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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  1. Great first job!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot of sale tactics and a lot of hands on work. Key Job skills required anywhere else.

    Cons

    Black uniforms in the summer=not a good idea. Definitely a lot of favoritism toward promoting someone.

    Advice to Management

    Check the people who are going to be promoted to anything and how they are on social media you'd be surprised how good they talk about the company.

  2. Good first job, nice people

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    Former Employee - Team Member
    Former Employee - Team Member

    I worked at Harkins Theatre part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great first job with some advancement potential. Work with young people and build relationships. Free movies is a nice benefit.

    Cons

    Pay is not great, sometimes micro-managed too much.

  3. OK first job

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Team Member in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Harkins Theatre part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very easy interview, no previous work experience required. Higher than minimum wage per hour. Flexible scheduling. Some perks like free movies.

    Cons

    Perks fairly limited. Work repetitive and often boring. You will most likely have to work on at least one major holiday.

    Advice to Management

    They should rotate people through the positions more. Doing one job for multiple shifts per week can get boring and it is nice to mix it up.

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  5. If you can get passed all the teenagers it's not a bad place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free movies. Good hours. Understanding of school. Only need one week in advance to ask off.

    Cons

    Teenagers. High school drama. A majority of people who don't like their job. Must work on most holidays.

  6. Good job for high school

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Harkins Theatre part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling with lots of hours, free movies for you and a friend whenever, free popcorn and soda on breaks. Plenty of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    You have to be on your feet all day, and be okay with bending up and down all the time. When kids movies are really busy, cleaning a zillion spills and some vomit is a given.

    Advice to Management

    Chill a little on screaming at employees to walk faster when it's a slow day and we're just trolling the lobby for a spill.

  7. Fast paced with a fun environment.

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in Southlake, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People, free posters and movies.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours available for closing shifts. A vast amount of employees are in high school.

  8. This company is great to work for and provides endless opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Harkins Theatre

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a fun fast paced work environment where no day is ever the same and you get to see movies for free.

    Cons

    You never know how people are going to treat you when they walk in the door.

  9. its a good place to work for students

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free movies, the co workers, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    management, not a lot of hours, low pay

    Advice to Management

    care about your employess

  10. Great diverse and friendly workplace

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

    I worked at Harkins Theatre part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the team environment. People are easy to talk to and friendly. Team leaders were hit or miss. Some were cool and others took "leader" a little too seriously. managers were all pretty great for the most part. Felt like a family. You learn leadership and teamwork skills here. Free movies and popcorn on breaks and when you come to watch a movie. Got a 20 cent raise after just three months.

    Cons

    Lack of respect on occasion. You feel disposable or expendable. Which I suppose you are, but it still feels bad. Rude customers are "always right". Oh, unless they're *really* rude, and you can have them kicked out, but it rarely gets to that point. Door shifts are too long. They are over 9 hours long, if I remember correctly. Also, there's no discount on concessions.

    Advice to Management

    Respect team members.

  11. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Talk more!

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