Marcus Corporation Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Former HQ Employee - over 10 years service

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marcus Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In my case smaller corporation presented many opportunities to learn and hone skills that eventually enabled me to find a job in a larger corporation with opportunity for advancement and much better pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Workplace rules are not enforced equally. Senior/Upper management does not value the average worker and comments are made about why does the company need to provide benefits to the average, lower paid employee despite public comments that "employees are our greatest asset"..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You wouldn't be where you are without ALL of your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. not an awesome place to work...upper management loses sight of what's actually important

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marcus Corporation

    Pros

    worldwide hotel discounts, meal discounts, some of the people (in non-management positions)

    Cons

    everyone seems to be out for themselves...not a very team-oriented environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the managers who are micromanaging the properties into the ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Overall good company. Rare advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Marcus Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small family owned atmosphere. Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to advance. No room for failure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reinvest in the entrepreneurial culture of company's early days.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. It was a very pleasant experience, they really care for their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Lake Geneva, WI
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Lake Geneva, WI

    I have been working at Marcus Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I have not started to work for them yet, but I know people who worked for them for many years and they say nothing but good things about them.

    Cons

    Like in any larger corporation; when you need to have a problem resolved by upper management, be proactive and don't delay, present the problem to be resolved as soon as it manifests itself.
    Sometimes upper management is involved in too many important projects and your problem may
    be delayed in order to give priority to other more important ones. If you can, give them a good week before remind them about the pending unresolved issues. Once resolved the problem, be gracious
    and thank all the parties that were involved in the resolution of your problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to be expeditious, efficient and considerate with the employees I suggest the following course of action:
    1.Label and date the problem to be resolved and give a realistic estimated time of resolution to the person(s) involved.
    2.If deadline can not be fulfilled because you had being extinguishing to many unexpected last moment fires, call the parties involved and apologize for not being able to comply with the original deadline and set up a new deadline manifesting your real concern about the problem and assuring a prompt and satisfying resolution for all the parties involved . This time around, be sure to deliver what you promised or you will loose credibility and respect from your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Dont care about employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Marcus Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not too crazy about the hours you are supposed to work

    Cons

    Everything else. Managers dont care about your development. The don't really understand what the job requirements are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management needs to replace most of middle management with people that actually knows what they are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. If your not getting tips or not in corporate then your being used

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Server in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Marcus Corporation part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management more or less does not micromanage and has some good benefits. They do have a free cafeteria in most hotels which is really a great thing.

    Cons

    They don't pinch pennies but they do pinch nickels. They are very cheap and pay below average for most employees. They need to care more about their employees and try to help them in their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate is way to large for such a small company. Please remove unnecessary people and make it less top heavy and pay your average worker more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Overall Positive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bell Man in Lake Geneva, WI
    Current Employee - Bell Man in Lake Geneva, WI

    I have been working at Marcus Corporation

    Pros

    High End Clienelle, good tips

    Cons

    Hours, pay was subpar at start

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing it

    Approves of CEO
  9. A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New Berlin, WI

    I worked at Marcus Corporation

    Pros

    I enjoyed the atmosphere of this job more than anything. Great people and great management. Walking into a work that is very supportive is always a good feeling.

    Cons

    Well it's a movie theater so your going to work some late nights and clean up other people's mess but for the most part, the cons are included in the job descripiton so it's not anything you don't know ahead of time. Working holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to control the level of high school drama between managers and staff. Other than that, keep creating magical movie memories.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. Overall good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Marcus Corporation

    Pros

    They really encourage a positive attitude in all employees and it seems like they actually want their employees to be happy.

    Cons

    They sometimes have an attitude of being superior to other places, which can make employees feel pressure to act that way too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that all employees feel that they can talk to their managers openly, rather than feel intimidated by them.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Mindless work for just over minimum wage

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Addison, IL

    I worked at Marcus Corporation

    Pros

    Free movies, popcorn, and drinks are a great perk for the high school aged kids who work there. Ushering (cleaning theatres, ripping tickets) requires pretty much zero cognitive ability. Working in the concession stand requires a little more since you're handling money. And working the box office you handle a lot of cash.

    Cons

    Start at minimum wage. Get a 25cent raise after one year. After that pretty sure the raises get smaller and smaller. If you're seasonal and making more than minimum wage, then minimum wage goes up to be higher than what you were making, your hourly wage only goes up to what the current minimum is once you come back, even if you've been there for years. You don't get much of a boost for supervising or managing, either. Wearing a tuxedo (as everyone who isn't a manager is required to) is also pretty lame. Hypocritical middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on competency and good leadership skills, not based on those who suck up and are good at nitpicking.

    No opinion of CEO

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