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National CineMedia Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
42 Reviews
3.3
42 Reviews
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National CineMedia Chairman, President, and CEO Kurt C. Hall
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  1.  

    Loved working here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National CineMedia

    Pros

    Really learn about sales. No real training

    Cons

    no growth with most positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, great company to work for, fun benefits and great people

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Charity Half Days each month, free movie tickets, great people to work with

    Cons

    If you work in Sales Operations, you will get stuck there. They hire managers from the outside and do not pay well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn about key positions in the lower levels of Sales Operations. Some are key and should be valued higher. Losing a few of these employees at the same time would be disastrous

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Generic Office Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Centennial, CO

    I worked at National CineMedia

    Pros

    The company is very stable, the office is pretty nice, everyone I worked with was professional and enjoyable to be around.

    Cons

    Its a very generic office job, with very little room for creativity and innovation. Sales people are payed huge sums, while the sales support staff who create their presentations, develop the plans for the clients, and actually fulfill the orders are grossly underpaid. They get NO commission for the assistance they give the sales personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smaller teams, reward younger staff to reduce turnover and build loyalty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Steady as she goes

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance (when it's not terribly busy). Everyone is pretty pleasant to work with and the office culture is okay. The office promotes a healthy lifestyle through multiple events/competitions/races/etc. You're able to learn a great deal about the industry and really widen your skill-set. Plenty of free beverages, oh and Bagel Friday!

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low for rank and file employees, pay your employees more. Some Inter-department barriers/politics prevent the evolution and efficiency of certain workflows. The drip-coffee is. just. terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on employees to actual retain them, what a thought! Cut down on frivolous spending from the top of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Media in Denver, CO

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time

    Pros

    Your co-workers are awesome. Benefits were ok. but we did get a movie pass. life work balance was good, most people leave right at 4:30

    Cons

    To many cooks in the kitchen. There are more VP's than I have ever seen. Ever. Anywhere. People have become VPs not for their talent but for how well they can step on their "friends" to get to where they want to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut the top level fat

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Just a job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time

    Pros

    Big company, good benefits. Depending on your manager you may have an ok work/life balance. Charity 1/2 days were great - you pay $15/month and they donate it to a charity. Then you can take a 1/2 day off during that month.

    Cons

    Just a job. The problem is that there are some not-so-good "leaders" there who have job security and are out of touch with what the real problems are concerning the business and the circuits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    Good company with some culture issues

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits: nearly all possibilities are offered from medical to an EAP. The business tries hard to keep people happy with special events and with methods for us to provide feedback to HR (called P&O). Most departments are very flexible about work. While I've heard that compensation can be on the low side, mine is OK. I've known some people whose jobs have become irrelevant due to changes in the business and NCM has done a good job of finding a fit for them instead of just letting them go. The nicest perk is the free movie pass for one of the three largest theater chains.

    Cons

    Middle-to upper management doesn't seem to have a good handle on employee morale and what affects it. From what I've seen, long hours are rewarded (regardless of what is actually accomplished) while good ideas are often rejected. Because turnover is so low in the company, the status quo tends to win over smarter ways of doing things. In addition, this is a company where the loudest managers get their way while the less vocal ones are completely ignored. If you're in the right department you will be very happy, but if you're in the wrong one you might very well be miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on corporate culture. I'm not sure why, but the company allows the same mistakes to repeat themselves. I think it's because nobody wants to admit that errors were made. Management needs to identify these mistakes, accept that they have happened, and work to rectify them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • 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
  11.  

    Amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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

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