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Cinemark Overview

Plano, TX
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CNK)
Movie Theaters
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Headquartered in Plano, TX, Cinemark Holdings, Inc. is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry with 547 theatres and 6,051 screens in the U.S. and Latin America as of March 31, 2019.

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Mission: We are dedicated to making the movie experience memorable, "One Guest at a time".

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Cinemark – Why Work For Us?

Cinemark was started by Lee Roy Mitchell as a chain of theatres in CaliforniaTexas, and Utah. It is unclear when Cinemark was first founded. While Cinemark officially claims to have launched in 1984 (and previously claimed a 1983 founding date), online records show Cinemark might have started as early as 1977. With the opening of the Movies 8 Texarkana in 1987, Cinemark began building theaters with colorful interiors and large video game arcades. The following year, Cinemark introduced its Front Row Joe mascot. This animated cat appeared in policy trailers and on kids' concession products. The mascot was retired in 1998 when Cinemark had begun to open Art Deco-style theatres, and was revived in 2002. In 1992, Cinemark opened a new theater concept called Hollywood USA in Garland, Texas. The following year, Cinemark expanded to Latin America with the opening of a theater in SantiagoChile. The next year, Cinemark opened four theaters in Mexico. In 1998, Cinemark announced that it would replace its bright color interiors with what Cinemark characterized as a more classic art deco design. Through new theatre construction and acquisitions, it became the third largest theatre chain in the United States and the second largest theatre chain in the world. Mitchell's son Kevin Mitchell worked with the company as an executive until leaving in 2007 to found ShowBiz Cinemas.[8][9][10] In 2013, Cinemark decided to sell all of its Mexican theaters to Cinemex.

Began in 1984, Cinemark offers world-class cinematic experiences through large theaters featuring state-of-the-art video and audio equipment. The chain plays popular movies made for both domestic and international audiences. As a diverse industry showcasing talents and artistic tastes spanning the globe, employees regularly encounter patrons from various walks of life. Customer service ranks as a high priority among management and staff. Applicants must demonstrate courteous, helpful, and attentive character traits in order to gain employment. Other abilities, such as learning quickly and adapting to fast-paced job settings, memorizing current showings, and answering questions about show times, theater amenities, and company policies, rank as highly sought-after qualities, as well.

Most Cinemark employees work in large teams to perform daily functions. At any given time, each theater may employ dozens of entry-level team members to carry out remedial tasks like projector operation or concessions sales. A majority of the employment opportunities available with the chain involve some manner of entry-level work centering on customer service or general facility maintenance. Managerial careers available ensure customer satisfaction, coordinate movie showings, and handle administrative tasks, like payroll, hiring, training, and ordering inventory.

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    -Growth potential is high but there is a lot of competition
    -CEO seems to care about the employee experience
    -Company is working to break old habits and bring positive change
    -Customers are always number 1 when decisions and being made
    -Free movies


    -Some plans and tasks are not always thought out
    -Communication among different departments can be tough

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    Let change happen

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cinemark (Allen, TX) in February 2018.


    They asked me very simple questions about my daily life. Then they asked me basically how I would be a good asset to the team and some questions about my favorite movie.

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Cinemark Awards & Accolades

  • Built Environment - Gold, Alliance to Save Energy, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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