Marcus Theatres Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. Fantastic if you're looking for something part-time

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook
    Current Employee - Cook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Free movies as well as $1 movie passes awarded for every 12 hours worked -50% discount on Zaffiro's Express food -Retirement plan available -A lot of hours available

    Cons

    -No overtime -Often overworked due to lack of kitchen staff -Occasional rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Hire more workers.


  2. They do work with your schedule, but the pay and duties do not add up and corporation is highly unfair.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Cook in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Cook in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good with schedule and nice management. They work hard to make sure employees can do there jobs

    Cons

    Corporate is way overlooking and does not treat employees the way they deserve

    Advice to Management

    Work out better with corporate for more Fair treatment of employees. It's not them personally.


  3. Low pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Gurnee, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free movies Fun Job good people good environment convenient employees customers creative exciting smoke free comfort reliable

    Cons

    Pay stinks Management attitudes management decision making


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  5. Pros and Cons

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Usher, Concessionist, Ticket Tearer
    Current Employee - Usher, Concessionist, Ticket Tearer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with, co-workers. Free Movies, drinks, and popcorn.

    Cons

    Hours of standing, so you feet and knees begin to ache.


  6. Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago Heights, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free movies and fun atmosphere. Extremely flexible schedule for students or people with other jobs. Very fitting of a college student.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't seem to be in touch with the realities of a theater on a daily basis. Payroll is incredibly low and renovations to locations are only now being planned. Corporate no longer wants us to have store meetings because it wastes payroll.

    Advice to Management

    CEO is no longer Bruce Olson, he retired. It is now Rolondo Rodriguez and his implementations have been beneficial. Being a former vice president of AMC has helped to adopt some good policies.


  7. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Usually flexible of schedule Pleasant people to work with Pretty Good insurance

    Cons

    Long shifts with late hours Opportunity for advancement limited unless you want to travel If you have a poor GM, you're job can be really bad at times


  8. Don't be a lifer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier, Usher, and Concessionist
    Former Employee - Cashier, Usher, and Concessionist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free movies, posters, and popcorn. You receive passes for dollar admissions based on how many hours you've worked in a pay period for family and friends. The scheduling is also pretty flexible.

    Cons

    The uniforms are embarassing and uncomfortable. Wearing a white shirt around that much oil and and garbage is ridiculous and looks terrible. You can't call out unless you find yourself a replacement first or are in the hospital. There aren't scheduled breaks because it slows down inbetween set times which is really difficult when you're the only one covering a station. The theatre I worked at was also quite sexist seeing as male employees were always given priority with usher training and shifts. Some women weren't trained in to usher for months or years and were only allowed to work concessions where as men would have their first shift as an usher.

    Advice to Management

    Change the uniforms to polos like many other successful theatre chains. It looks much more clean and will make your employees happy. Try to schedule breaks for lunch or ask if we need to use the restroom if we've been working alone all day. Please give everyone equal chances to train for positions so sceduling and covering shifts will be easier. Please don't take all of the cashing and ushering shifts as an assistant manager as well. You should be working alongside the concessionists at least once a week so you are sharp on your toes when we need you for back up. It also makes is feel more like a team and like you appreciate us when you're back there.


  9. Great for people with no lives or dreams

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marcus Theatres full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounted movies- they are too cheap to let employees in for free

    Cons

    Late hours Poor upper management Squeeze the life out of the employee

    Advice to Management

    Employees are humans not robots, treat them as such


  10. Fun job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marcus Theatres part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, extremely flexible hours, and an overall relaxed atmosphere (except when things got extremely busy, of course). Good place for a first job.

    Cons

    More frequent raises would have been nice, expecially since the few raises that were awarded got rolled over whenever minimum wage was increased.

    Advice to Management

    If someone earns a raise, it should carry over even after minimum wage is increased, otherwise you can end up with new hires earning more than most.


  11. Great second job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee benefits, flexible scheduling, approachable management, community engagement, (blood drives, town parades, birthdays, private shows), friendly, helpful atmosphere

    Cons

    Wearing a tuxedo in very hot or very cold weather



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