National CineMedia

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National CineMedia Reviews in Centennial, CO

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
38 Reviews
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National CineMedia Chairman, President, and CEO Kurt C. Hall
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  1.  

    Great entry level opportunity with limited internal growth

    Former Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Centennial, CO

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free movies, young vibrant office, fun industry

    Cons

    Lack of management growth, no internal promotions into management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more opportunities for employees to grow instead of looking to hire from the outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall I like the company, but there is room for improvements.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EIS in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - EIS in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In my sub department there is challenging work, good group of regular employees, lowest line of management try's to be as up front as possible.

    Cons

    Not enough people to actually keep up with the daily work, VP and above seems not realistic about reality, SVP and C level seems totally out of touch with what it takes to get the work done. C level meets with their direct reports as well as sometime the next tier but never meets with front line management, hence out of touch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to stop segregating themselves from rank and file employees as well as front line management as they are in touch with reality of what it takes to get the job done correctly the first time as they are all actually doing the day to day work. Stop trying to live in a bubble from the workers, stop only caring about managing above you. Your supposed to care about the whole picture not just building mini empires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Going nowhere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Our department was stable though I couldn't say the same for others. The work was easy enough once you understood it. The people were the best part. They have an amazing Halloween party, 2 Christmas parties (one just for the kids) and an annual picnic at Coors field.

    Cons

    It's like a government position in that what you are hired at is where you will stay. Forget career opportunities. There is much more territoriality than co working between departments. The c-level management is useless unless you count creating busy work for line level employees and spending obscene amounts on projects that wind up being abandoned. When it comes to best business practices, they have none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to believe in the corporate culture before your employees will. NCM doesn't care about their employees and makes sure you know it when, at every company meeting Kurt mentions how much the employees are costing NCM in insurance or when they reward everyone for a banner year by giving them a desk clock that smells like poison. Look at your turnover, then look at yourselves, then put two and two together and make meaningful change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Associate in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Associate in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flex time, good benefits, free movies, company wide parties.

    Cons

    location from denver, can be tough to move up depending on the dept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing they are amazing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun Company with a strong corporate culture, but difficult to fight for compensation and advancement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    NCM has good benefits for employees to go along with a strong corporate culture. The company focuses on providing a fun, enjoyable atmosphere to work in (some departments focus more on this than others).

    Cons

    One of the biggest complaints is compensation and the difficulty in moving into management. Many members of management have been hired from the outside, which can be frustrating for lower-level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you know how to do your employees' jobs. When hired from the outside, many managers (not all) never learn how their employees handle their responsibilities, and therefore cannot cover them if needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very disappointed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Programmer in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    you get a movie pass for amc/regal or cinemark. The company has a few outings each year and have charity half day benefit where each month you contribute to a charity you get half day off. Win win for you and your fav charity.

    Cons

    In my group there is lot of pressure, very long hours even weekends for months at a time with no compensation. Absolutely no opportunities to grow and get promoted. If you are in IT i would say stay away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should reconsider the time off policy and also work life balance. good luck!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    O.K. place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Account Director in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Regional Account Director in Centennial, CO

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun annual sales trips; great support staff; annual movie pass; work from home

    Cons

    Leadership needs improvement; Territory depends on how well you do with obtaining goals and making money; Goals should be readjusted based on territory; no real team spirit depending on territory; limited career growth; repeat business is hard to obtain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional VP should lead and not be swayed by senior sales reps

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Thank you sir, may I have another

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Director in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Director in Centennial, CO

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Dynamic work, media relevant and technologically savvy.
    -Not afraid to spend money to make money
    -Paid fairly well
    -Free movie passes

    Cons

    -Overworked at times
    -Senior Management disconnected from real world and line level employees
    -Really balance the ethical boundary line with clients and at times reallllly stretch the truth
    -Mobility to grow in the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more transparent and develop a better working relationship with the worker bees. Take a moment to enjoy your colleagues, and appreciate the small things they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Worst job of my career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Centennial, CO

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people were the best part of working for NCM.

    Cons

    Deception from the first interview to the repeated calls late into the night to go over what was stated in interviews. The hiring manager was inept and not skilled to lead a sales team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Was a great company before they went public, only average since then but seems to be getting better again.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have some very unique benefits with a charity half day program, and a movie pass. They're also building a more robust corporate culture than they'd had in the past. Everyone is very ethical and has great integrity.

    Cons

    Not very much in the way of career advancement opportunities. The absolute stated goal of returning value to the shareholders detracts from the need to rectify some salary inequities in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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