National CineMedia
3.0 of 5 28 reviews
www.ncm.com Centennial, CO 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jun 30, 2014

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National CineMedia Chairman, President, and CEO Kurt C. Hall

Kurt C. Hall

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Love it!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsTons of cultural benefits - charity half days, employee recognition, movie passes, picnics, Rockies game, etc. you can affect change pretty easily. Employees are very friendly and welcoming - especially HR.

    ConsShifting from entrepreneurial mindset to maturing company is challenging. Some management is not the right fit for the current company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'd love to see Senior execs be more upfront with our CEO on what's really going on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tragically Average

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent Benefits, only 40% 401k match and the PPO rates are still outrageous but better than nothing. Best benefit is the free movie pass. Pretty relaxed atmosphere. Job security for anyone who doesn't mind standing still for 10 years.

    ConsThe atmosphere is so relaxed that there's not nearly enough training. No one in Sales Operations has any relevant Ad Agency experience. Most are hired because of who they know and painfully obvious not what they know. Easily the most incompetent group of sales people I've ever had to work with. Forget about getting a raise or promotion, this company is top heavy and all the 'budget' is locked up in executive salaries.

    Advice to Senior Managementresign so the rest of us can get some recognition for our efforts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, great people but horrible pay. Training support is limited in some departments.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCharity half day,company outings and great people make working here a joy.

    ConsThere was a comparison research done on salaries across all departments and they claim we are well compensated on salaries. Not sure how they came to this conclusion because there are several departments that are under paid. If they offered more money then they might be able to keep hard working employees longer. There needs to be more training classes for customer facing positions. Support from management is crucial and some departments are very limited in this area whereas others departments are overflowing at the seams with support. Strength in your employees leads to longterm committed employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow your support for your employees and guide them more. Stop being so supportively shady and actually support and praise your employees once in a while. They work hard for you and they deserve to be respected. Start sending your management staff to mandatory training classes when they first start especially if they have never managed before. This not only helps them by allowing them to find their "own" management style but it helps their employees as well.

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    Great corporate culture..Unbalanced.. Sales force compensation

    Regional Account Director (Current Employee)

    ProsNCM has a mature, experienced sales force. Employees come from diverse media backgrounds.
    Within the sales force, there is a great culture that values camaraderie and work-life balance.
    Sales management advocates for sales force compensation and benefits
    Very good benefits package
    Improving in areas of training and sales force technology

    Cons-Sales compensation can vary wildly depending on your territory.
    -Little room for upward mobility within the sales force.
    -Favoritism with senior Account managers resulting in opportunity disparity within the Sales team
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    Advice to Senior ManagementRethink territory alignments
    Eliminate "grandfathered accounts"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Centennial, CO

    ProsNCM 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).

    ConsOne 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 Senior ManagementMake 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very disappointed

    Programmer (Current Employee)
    Centennial, CO

    Prosyou 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.

    ConsIn 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 Senior Managementthey should reconsider the time off policy and also work life balance. good luck!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    O.K. place to work

    Regional Account Director (Former Employee)
    Centennial, CO

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

    ConsLeadership 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 Senior ManagementRegional VP should lead and not be swayed by senior sales reps

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, limited advancement opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun work environment, charity half day program

    ConsNo advancement opportunity. Come into this company at a high level, or be prepared to move on when you outgrow your position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, great employer

    Regional Account Director (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany takes proactive approach to adapting to and competing in media marketplace; experienced and skilled C-level management actively seeks and implements a culture of learning and consistently ranks among best places to work; open organization with easy access to all levels of staff and management; generous and uncapped income potential within regional sales division

    ConsSupport staff salaries may be low for marketplace (rumored)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Thank you sir, may I have another

    Senior Operations Director (Former Employee)
    Centennial, CO

    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 Senior ManagementBecome 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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