Marcus Theatres

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Marcus Theatres Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not much room for advancement and low pay

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Brookfield, WI

    I worked at Marcus Theatres part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free movies are always nice

    Cons

    Low pay, not much room for advancement and they hardly ever give raises - even after being an employee for years

  2.  

    Good place to work if you're a teenager.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurnee, IL

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free movies excluding Saturday and opening weekends, associates get free popcorn and soda for themselves and the people they're with, good first job experience, you can meet some awesome people on the job

    Cons

    minimum wage, breaks are very short, food is unhealthy, managers don't seem to know what they're doing half the time, employees aren't reprimanded for failure to follow rules, managers seem to choose favorites and give them more freedom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers choose favorite employees and give them more freedom than the other employees, they won't train some people for certain tasks (e.g they won't train me for box office and I've worked here over a year but a new hire will get trained to work at the box office right away)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun and easy job but under appreciated

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with and flexible hours

    Cons

    New changes bring more work with no extra pay. Assistant managers make very little for the work they do. Open every holiday all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay for this company is very low! Also more incentives for employees at least on holidays such as costumes or something to make those days more enjoyable

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good first job but far from a career

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    Former Employee - Floor Employee
    Former Employee - Floor Employee

    I worked at Marcus Theatres part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The perks are by far the best. Usually you get to see movies for free and also depending on how many hours you work you also get passes that allow you to buy movie tickets for one dollar! The only exception is you can't use the passes on Saturday and the same goes for your free movie perk.

    Cons

    There is very little room for climbing in the company. For the most part you're stuck at minimum wage floor employee. You MIGHT be able to become an assistant manager but the pay I have heard is abysmal, still in the $8 dollar range. Climbing any further then that is from what I can tell incredibly difficult.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people to work with, but unsatisfying being stuck at the same level and pay forever

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Box Office Associate and Float Team Member
    Current Employee - Box Office Associate and Float Team Member

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Managers and co-workers are all pretty great and easy to get along with (at least at my theater they were).
    * Very flexible hours and easy to schedule yourself around school or a main job if you are looking for a second one to pick up a little extra money.
    * Free movie admission for you and a friend, plus free popcorn and pop.

    Cons

    * You're stuck at minimum wage forever, can't really get moved up, and even managers only make like $8.50.
    * You're on your feet the entire time almost.
    * The uniform is hot, and since you only get one, be prepared to wash it all the time so it doesn't smell like trash, popcorn, pop, etc.
    * The corporate management has no idea that their base is made up of students and people working a second job, so recently hours have been extended meaning you don't get to go home until at least 11:30 at night (if you get lucky), and more often it's 1 or even 2 am.
    * Right now there are at least 3 different things we are supposed to push onto the customer before we even get to what movie they want to see - this wastes their time, makes your line go slower, is tiring on your voice (which seems like an overreaction, but I don't care), and causes more stress than it is worth.
    * Most customers are all right, but the ones that aren't are pretty much the worst kind of people you can deal with - and most people don't clean up after themselves, so be prepared to hate humanity if you are on the float team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is to the corporate office, not so much the local theater managers:
    * Think about who your employees are, and what you're asking of them - extending hours wouldn't be so bad if your employees didn't all need to do homework or get up in the morning for their other job.
    * Consider updating the uniform, or at least modifying it for summer and winter. Vests would be great and still look classy during the hot summer months.
    * Listen to your customers!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok first job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres

    Pros

    Free movies, except Saturdays and opening nights
    Free popcorn and drinks
    Building I worked at was nice

    Cons

    Has low pay.
    Lots of teenagers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Easy work, poorly managed

    Former Employee - Usher  in  Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Usher in Gurnee, IL

    I worked at Marcus Theatres part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely easy part time job for a teen.
    Flexible scheduling.
    Free movies.

    Cons

    Scheduling process can be annoying.
    Drama between managers and employees.
    Employees not held accountable for poor work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix scheduling

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Extremely low amount of loyalty to long term employees

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  New Berlin, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Berlin, WI

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company is flexible with schedules and allows you to attend school while working there full time. Other than that.. Nothing.

    Cons

    Even after 12 years of loyalty; low pay, extremely difficult for movement within the company. And extremely low appreciation to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not the greatest but is a good college job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres

    Pros

    You get free movies and discount tickets for every 12 hours of work. There is also hotel discounts available. Also flexiable with scheduling.

    Cons

    Long hours, with little to no breaks. The facilitys need to be remodeled and are outdated. Also the unifore is outdated as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remodle the theaters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Your above average summer job

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Associate  in  New Berlin, WI
    Current Employee - Seasonal Associate in New Berlin, WI

    I have been working at Marcus Theatres part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Biggest perk of the job: free movies! For as many shifts as you have in a week you can take a guest and yourself to a free movie with complimentary popcorn and soda. It's pretty rad!
    The scheduler tends to be very flexible when you need time off. Lots of kids in high school work here so they understand there are musicals, sports competitions, and AP exams that people need to take time off of work for.

    Cons

    Expect to work holidays. All of them. While you get paid time and a half on Christmas, New Years, and Thanksgiving, time and a half of minimum wage isn't very much. Especially if it means you can't spend the day with your family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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