Harkins Theatre

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Harkins Theatre Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
72 Reviews
3.2
72 Reviews
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Daniel E Harkins
41 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.  

    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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    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)

    Pros

    free movies, the co workers, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    management, not a lot of hours, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your employess

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's like high school

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    Current Employee - Usher in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Usher in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Free popcorn
    Free movies
    Mandatory lunch break
    Can get a lot of hours if you ask for them
    Hires without prior experience

    Cons

    Teenaged management has no idea what they're doing
    Gossip is rampant
    You often get sent home after two hours of an eight hour shift
    No discount on food
    A lot of management is completely unprofessional
    Terrible pay
    Rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously consider hiring employees over the age of 20, and not just one or two. Most of the people in this job are in high school or the beginning of college, and while there is nothing inherently wrong with that, most of the people are very immature and not well suited for leadership. Stop scheduling people for 8 hour shifts and sending them home in two hours. Take better care of your employees and show them that you care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great diverse and friendly workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Respect team members.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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 a 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    A great company with bad pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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

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