Harkins Theatre Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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Daniel E Harkins
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Pros
  • Free movies, great coworkers who were great (in 44 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Minimum wage and no negotiations (in 7 reviews)

  • when it comes to team members, the maturity level can leave something to be desired (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager Level 1-2

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Harkins Theatre part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Fun working environment especially when you come across individual teenagers that want to work and contribute effectively to the team.

    Cons

    Rough demographic of customers do deal with at Scottsdale 101. Be ready to be treated like you are nothing unfortunately. If you can't deal with it, transfer.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the work a lot of these young kids put in. You may not know it but some of them may be contributing to their families well being at this job


  2. Good for school

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Team Member in Tempe, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Easy, usually busy, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Some managers and 'team leaders' were very unprofessional. The team is basically built of a bunch of kids.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote 16 year old kids to supervisor positions.


  3. Great job for those needing schedule flexibility.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Harkins Theatre

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely flexible scheduling, varied work--not the same thing every day, possible to pick up shifts as needed if diligent

    Cons

    minimum wage, some evening shifts were short


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  5. Corporate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harkins Theatre full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks. Solid company with little risk of ever having major layoffs. Secure job placement.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive with other companies, too low. No room for growth within corporate.


  6. Team Member

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Team Member in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Harkins Theatre (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    You get free movies and can bring a friend. Also, fun and east first job. Friendly co-workers and management is also a plus.

    Cons

    Only bad thing really is you must be available to work both weekends and holidays. Besides that and there can be a lot of drama everything else is pretty nice.


  7. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Flagstaff, AZ

    I have been working at Harkins Theatre

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

    Pros

    Love this job. You get a raise around every 600 hours, and it is relatively easy to move up in the company. As long as everything gets done, you're allowed to have some fun, which is really nice. Management is very reasonable and nice to work with.

    Cons

    Customers can make the job a little exhausting, and part of the job is giving up your weekends and having a schedule that changes from week to week.

    Advice to Management

    I think they do a good job already of this, but it never hurts to make sure that you are seeking out suggestions on a regular basis, especially from Team Members who don't necessarily have the opportunity as frequently to give feedback and make suggestions.


  8. great experiance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harkins Theatre part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    harkins is enthusastic and entertaining place i favor them the most out of the entertainment industry

    Cons

    they are very expensive every time i go i spend 60 dollars

    Advice to Management

    drop food prices just a liitle


  9. Good starting job

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

    I worked at Harkins Theatre part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I worked at Harkins for 3 years of highschool as a Team Leader. It was a decent company and a good starting job. Great way to make friends and have a little extra money on the side for a highschool student.

    Cons

    They cons are of those working at any movie theatre. You will work a lot of late nights and weekends because thats when they have the most business.

    Advice to Management

    Management tends to pick the first resume on the top of the stack when it is time to hire someone. I would recommend not doing that and taking time to hire valuable employees, will create less turnover.


  10. Senior Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harkins Theatre

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, decent pay, good time off

    Cons

    Have to work holidays and weekends


  11. Little respect for employees, little pay, too many awful customers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member
    Current Employee - Team Member

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

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is above minimal wage, though only slightly. Management usually appears to be friendly and most of the fellow employees are rather friendly. Overall hours are fairly flexible.

    Cons

    While management is friendly, it's a disgrace. They will often attempt to force employees to stay longer than scheduled, despite that they may have class or an appointment after. Pay is far too little for the amount of work dealing with hundreds up hundreds of rude customers.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your employees have lives outside of work.



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