Alamo Drafthouse Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2021

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3.6
61%
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56%
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Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League
Tim League
204 Ratings
Pros
  • "PTO discounted food and free movies(in 130 reviews)

  • "Free movies, free employee meals for back of house workers, discounted food when you go on your day off, early screenings(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and occasionally high stress(in 35 reviews)

  • "Even with an employee discount it was generally too expensive to see movies(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Food Runner in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You’re like a family when you work at the Alamo. I felt at home really quick and was welcomed by everyone. The management there really cares about the employees no matter what position.

    Cons

    Low pay for hard work

  2. COVID-19

    "Awesome work environment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Line Cook in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work for!! This was my first kitchen job and it has been great. A very fun, team-oriented environment. Pay is worth it and there are always great hours. Yes COVID has had negative effects on the industry but movies will always be around.

    Cons

    Having to work late hours and Holidays throughout the year can be a con, but these are simply the demands of the business.

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  3. "Great Place To Work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse full-time

    Pros

    Working with the people is great. Culture is cool Get free movies and food if you’re a manager.

    Cons

    Long Hours Confrontational Late Nights 6 Day Weeks Heavy Work load

  4. "Alamo Drafthouse Review"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Food Runner in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alamo Drafthouse part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee Discounts on food, free tickets for 1 friend, and Free food when training

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

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  5. "Meh."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Chef in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Movies, Growth Potential, be part of the cool kids club

    Cons

    long hours, bad communication and unattainable goals

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  6. "Fun but Stressful"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Server in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse part-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity for tips, fun coworkers and environment, great for movie lovers

    Cons

    physically draining, favoritism could be an issue sometimes

  7. "Great family environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Kitchen Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of fun when things are going right

    Cons

    Management seemed to lose it when things when south

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  8. "Great company!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people. Exciting work. No day is the same. Industry leader.

    Cons

    Hard work. Seasonal ups and downs.

  9. "Good Serving Job"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Server in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours Easy to pick up more work for more money Cool employee benefits

    Cons

    Physically demanding Shifts can last until 2 am Working for tips is unreliable income

  10. "Work environment"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Server 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alamo Drafthouse part-time

    Pros

    Met a lot of awesome people, had decent incentives if you liked being at work during your time off for movies

    Cons

    Favorited non management servers And switched theaters; affecting tip rates.

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