Arclight Cinemas Reviews

Updated Nov 17, 2020

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3.3
52%
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50%
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Arclight Cinemas CEO Christopher Forman (no image)
Christopher Forman
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "free movies, and discounts on concessions(in 64 reviews)

  • "Free movies, flexible schedule, half off at concessions and cafe, good for first time job-seekers to gain work experience(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "No flexible schedule for a minimum wage paying job(in 10 reviews)

  • "crew members are clicky and gossip a lot, which can impact the work environment(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Crew Member and Staff"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arclight Cinemas part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Training included. - Great people. - Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    - Location of office compared to cinemas.

  2. "Cool co-workers and benefits"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arclight Cinemas part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with and getting free movies.

    Cons

    Management unreliable and meddles too much in personal life

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  3. "Especially good job for college-aged individuals"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at Arclight Cinemas part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good 401K Plan, a huge amount of human interaction

    Cons

    You have to demonstrate expertise in ALL AREAS to be granted additional shifts/salaries/opportunities. If your age is above 18-25 (or so), the odds of creating true friendships is severely MARGINALIZED. Inconsistent work schedule

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  4. "liked it"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Crew Member 

    I worked at Arclight Cinemas part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    easy work lot of down time

    Cons

    long shifts standing for long time spans

  5. "HR is for company not emloyees"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arclight Cinemas part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free tickets, low stress, popcorn, swag

    Cons

    unsanitary, uninterested in improvement, work holidays and weekends, inflexible schedules, weird cliques When a fellow employee was harassing me, I thought I needed to report it, not only for my own safety, but because he might eventually harass others too. After I did, HR kept me hanging for a month not knowing if he would be fired. He was promoted instead, and worked often, so they gave me less shifts per week so that we wouldn't work together. That was the company's solution.

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  6. "Best people in the industry"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arclight Cinemas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great relationship with company leadership

    Cons

    Difficult to be geographically remote from most of the company

  7. "Average"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Arclight Cinemas part-time

    Pros

    Discount on for items and free movies

    Cons

    Not many benefits and n

  8. "great part time job for college students"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Crew Member in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Arclight Cinemas part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free movies, discounts, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    not a lot of hours

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  9. "Decent and fun work environment for part time"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Theater Crew 

    I worked at Arclight Cinemas part-time

    Pros

    free movies, and discounts on concessions

    Cons

    sometimes bad management depending on location

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  10. "It’s work. Plain and simple."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Floor Crew in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arclight Cinemas part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It’s the type of place where you can hang out where you work. Watch a free movie, get discounted food, etc. The type of benefits that made me happy as a recent high school graduate over the summer waiting for college to start.

    Cons

    Late nights and an irregular schedule wasn’t good for mental health. I was also injured on the job and had to hassle management for worker’s compensation.

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