Movie Tavern Partners

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Movie Tavern Partners Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
22 Reviews
2.5
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    I have really enjoyed my experience with the Movie Tavern to date.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Movie Tavern Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and job variety experiences

    Cons

    The late night hours can be a bit much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Locations in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Locations in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Movie Tavern Partners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    MOVIE BUSINESS! Entertainment industry is fascinating. Small company - ability to create a legacy. Incredibly busy with many moving parts - people and operations. President is an amazing thought leader with a true passion for people & movies.

    Cons

    Movie business can be feast or famine. New ownership ruined the momentum we built. No true understanding of people & culture. Relied too heavily on one person's knowledge. Used very little consumer feedback and ran the biz into the ground. Would rather invest in recliners than people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the culture & people. Broaden perspective and talent. Invest as much in people as equipment. Buildings do not make you money. Chairs do not make you money. The people in the office do not know consumer trends. Research. Invest. Integrity - new ownership has none...hope you find it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The worst job ever!!!!

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    Former Employee - Food Runner in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Food Runner in Roswell, GA

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Servers, runners, dishwashers and cooks were nice to each other for the most part.

    Cons

    Very low pay!!!!! Management treats employees very poorly!!! Kitchen people get free food and no one else does. Tips are not given at the end of shifts. They are put on their checks and given to them every 2 weeks!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise your starting pay and treat your employees with the same respect that you want to be shown.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Frustrating job

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    Former Employee - Server in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free movies
    50% off food
    Meet lots of people
    You pretty much don't have to call off of work some days other workers will cover you.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Bad tips at times
    Very fast paced on weekends & super stressful
    Managers are horrible and change almost every month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing everything

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Challenging, and positive work environment.

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    Former Employee - Server in Collegeville, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Collegeville, PA

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its a family. Management is fantastic and flexible. Everyone works together for the good of the customers. Fast paced.

    Cons

    Work load can be heavy at times. Not always efficient time to be spent on projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Movie Tavern Partners part-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    location is seasonal, a lot of down time throughout the non-busy months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Box Office

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    Former Employee - Box Office Hostess in Hilliard, OH
    Former Employee - Box Office Hostess in Hilliard, OH

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, free movies, very flexible with scheduling. Great for a student.

    Cons

    Pay is minimum. Management always seem overly stressed at the simplest of problems. Customers can be extremely rude, as seems to be a norm in any type of food establishment. The theater definitely operates more like a restaurant than a movie theater. Movie schedules were often bizarre, with not enough turn around to clean the theater after a sold out show before the next one played. Even if you're box office, they'll have you cleaning theaters and running food. Since the place operates like a restaurant, don't expect to get any breaks or lunches. During summer blockbuster season, it's normal to pull a 10 hour shift with no breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're professionals. Act like it. People are looking to you for guidance. It looks bad when you're zipping around flailing your arms and proclaiming you have no idea what to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Worst Example of Corporate Leadership and Execution

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Movie Tavern Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is good and you will learn many new skills involved with running a 50,000 Sq Ft Entertainment Facility.

    Cons

    Leadership at Home Office is fragmented and not aligned. Direction of the company would be better executed by relying on a magic 8 ball than the "strategic" decisions made by corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider investing in some Devry Institute Basic Business Courses and start holding yourselves accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Was a Server

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners

    Pros

    Made good tips on days

    Cons

    Bad management and annoying customers

  11.  

    Great learning opportunity!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Movie Tavern Partners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growing company, dynamic industry, upward mobility.

    Cons

    Work many hours on nights, weekends, and holidays, staffing issues, and disconnected upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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