Studio Movie Grill

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Studio Movie Grill Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
47 Reviews
2.7
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    The job was good for a high school student.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Studio Movie Grill

    Pros

    You get free movies, even off the clock. You can invite up to three guests whenever you watch a movie, and only you, yourself can get 50% off food.

    Cons

    Nights were long. As a former high school student, I used to hate getting off at midnight with school coming up the next day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some better-mannered employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Studio Movie Grill part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a great first job and I learned a lot. My favorite part was getting to know the staff. We were all really close.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours were not to well. I had to work many graveyard shifts and my sleep schedule was messed up even three months after I left for college.

  3.  

    Studio Movie Grill is a great place to work for people trying to make extra money

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    Current Employee - Server in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Server in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Studio Movie Grill part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very solid pay, especially around holiday season
    Work is not very hard to complete
    Work in a team based environment
    Get access to watch free movies every day

    Cons

    The money you make can depend on people other than yourselves, ie your team
    Very fast paced environment
    Very stressful on busy nights
    If the night is slow, the money will not be good

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  5.  

    Decent work but management problems

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    Former Employee - Server in Wheaton, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Wheaton, IL

    I worked at Studio Movie Grill part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    After tips you make a decent amount as long as good movies are coming out
    Staff is friendly and accepting
    Free movies and half off food

    Cons

    Corporate is constantly making changes, and the servers are the ones who have to let guests hear the bad news about new policies or menu changes.
    Management can make scheduling a nightmare; too many people will work on some nights so no one makes money
    There are many mistakes/issues due to ordering structure, which make work more stressful than it should be at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the ideas from servers, they know what is working and what isn't. Stand up to bad corporate ideas

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Server

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    Former Employee - Runner/Server in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Runner/Server in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Studio Movie Grill full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Moved from runner to server very quickly. The tips are great on weekends. There are so many employees that it is usually pretty easy to get your shift covered if need be. The free movie tickets and 50% off food was a huge plus.

    Cons

    They hardly ever hire you directly as a server. You have to start as a runner and move up. The shifts can be extremely long (sometimes 10 am- midnight on weekends).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Extremely unprofessional work place.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Studio Movie Grill

    Pros

    You get a lot of hours

    Cons

    No breaks
    13 hour shifts
    Managers are so rude
    No standard for hiring
    Pick up the slack of bad workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The runners hide in the theaters and they make the servers do everything while doing their actual job. The managers cuss at us and yell all the time.

  8.  

    Good for outgoing people who wanna make some extra cash

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    Current Employee - Server in Wheaton, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Wheaton, IL

    I have been working at Studio Movie Grill part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent tips, no overly-long hours, friendly staff and half price food and free movie tickets Monday-Thursday. Availability and request offs are honored (mostly) but don't go overboard. Good for young people in high school and college.

    Cons

    Management really doesn't care much about your issues. Guests can be rude. Can be stressful if you aren't a good multi-tasker. Lack of an official break. If you need to eat you need to do it in a corner somewhere and fast before another theater seats. As some other reviews say, you have to pick up the slack for some lazy employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX

    I worked at Studio Movie Grill full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun, fast-paced work environment and movies are free. I loved working here. The people I worked with were awesome and management was flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    Can get stressful at times during big movie releases. Sometimes management played favorites. The hours there can be very long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    To Be A Line Cook

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Studio Movie Grill full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees are granted free movies with up to an additional three guests. They say the food is 50% percent off for employees but it is actually 30% because it's mandatory that you tip 20% to the sever.

    Cons

    Kitchen Management mentally abuses employees throughout day. Has to work holidays. No advancement. Every other word is the "F" word whether it be from the employees or management. Highly unprofessional and unsanitary.

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

    Unprofessional work environment

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    Former Employee - Server in Wheaton, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Wheaton, IL

    I worked at Studio Movie Grill part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    pay was great at first, but after a year of being open a this location, the pay decreased significantly due to overstaffing.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional management and overall environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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