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Alamo Drafthouse Reviews

Updated April 18, 2019
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  • "Long hours and when there aren't any good movies out you can lose a couple shifts a week" (in 20 reviews)

  • "no respect for work/life balance" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "The best company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alamo Drafthouse full-time

    Pros

    Alamo Drafthouse has an amazing work/life balance where every employees views and suggestions are heard and taken with value. We have the most creative staff which the company encourages. The People department is the very best People department I have ever worked with. Everyone is a team player.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Alamo. Our core values really encompass who we are and what we do. Love everything about Alamo and what the company stands for and is about.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Alamo Drafthouse full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always felt taken care of, great benefits, and management is usually great!

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel like favoritism affects scheduling and money making opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Talk and coach servers more often

  3. "Ehhhh"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook
    Former Employee - Cook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Movies
    Free food
    Discounts
    Free Drinks
    Money is good

    Cons

    No benefits
    No 401k
    Childish managers
    No communication
    Understaffed 100% of the time, prepare to close at 1 am then open at 9.
    Management turnover is high also

    Advice to Management

    Get better at communication with employees, treat everyone the same, if you work 40 give people benefits and people would stay.


  4. "Best Job I Ever Had"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Line Cook in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free Movies, Half priced food and alcohol, great people to work with

    Cons

    Long-grueling hours, and almost always understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to work on communication however.


  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay good people

    Cons

    Manager is a jerk

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a jerk


  6. "IDk"

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    Current Employee - Shift Lead
    Current Employee - Shift Lead

    I have been working at Alamo Drafthouse full-time

    Pros

    Great job , no real issues

    Cons

    can get stressful if not focused


  7. "A different kind of serving position"

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    Current Employee - Server in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Server in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alamo Drafthouse part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good employee perks
    Diverse and interesting coworkers
    Easy money during busy season

    Cons

    Not an ideal place to work full time, make sure you have a second job
    Lots of favoritism
    Managment isnt consistent (due to the favoritism problem)
    New people get hired/promoted during slow times when current employees are being cut short on hours
    No benefits even for full time hourly employees
    You are often "called off" your schedule shifts or sent home early

    Advice to Management

    Create a smaller list of employees for slow seasons and notify all of the other employees that they will be cut down to 30 hours or less a month beforehand so they can make the proper arrangements or find new employment.

  8. "It’s been okay."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alamo Drafthouse part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to watch free movies

    Cons

    Management seems a little disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad job!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Runner in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Runner in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alamo Drafthouse full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free Movies, good company, great teamwork

    Cons

    Demanding hours, people don't always tip!


  10. "Great beginning service industry gig!"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Bartender in Austin, TX

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Even Part time employees earn paid time off.
    -Shifts are flexible

    Cons

    -No clear break structure
    -"Shift meals" are unhealthy