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Cineplex Entertainment Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Free movies and fun environment (in 258 reviews)

  • Fun environment to work in and it's nice to receive benefits for working hard like combo comission (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Minimum wage, no room for promotion (in 58 reviews)

  • Low pay, no incentive for promotion since managers get paid below 13 dollars (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "The Rec Room :VERY INEXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Hostess in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Fun staff
    50% food discount
    Free 2hr game band every two weeks
    Online schedule
    Food was good
    Paid training
    Staff lunch prepared by chefs every Saturday

    Cons

    Very poor management
    Missing paycheques
    Tips would be counted wrong
    Made you work long hours sometimes no break
    Always overstaffing or understaffing

    Advice to Management

    Better training and bring in people who have had management experience. Stop playing with people pay checks, no one works for free.


  2. "Cast Member"

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

    Pros

    Positive workplace experience, flexible, the people are great, good for students

    Cons

    management, get cut on non-busy days

  3. "Disorganized"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sault Ste. Marie, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sault Ste. Marie, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good employee benefits, free food, and movies.

    Cons

    Disorganized work environment, management incapable of doing their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the drain.


  4. "Meh"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liberty Village, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liberty Village, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free movies
    Great location
    Some nice people
    Christmas party is good
    Clean office

    Cons

    Not a fun place to work
    Management doesn't care about their employee's
    High turn-around
    Pay is okay, nothing special
    Super strict with rules

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the talent you have


  5. "Cast Member"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Cineplex Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    You get a cast pass ( 2 tickets for you and a friend) with every other paycheque.

    Cons

    You do a lot of work and only receive minimum wage. Also there aren't really opportunities to move up salary wise. Even when you become assistant manager, I believe your pay cheque only increases by $2


  6. "Unpredictable hours, poor training, unnecessary company policies"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cast Member - Part Time
    Current Employee - Cast Member - Part Time
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cineplex Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    -The co-workers are, for the most part, usually great people

    -Every two weeks you receive a cast pass elegible for two free movies

    Cons

    -Managment does not seem to care about their employees, concerns are not usually taken into consideration

    -Hours are completely unpredictable, could leave a few hours early or nearly an hour late

    -Horrible training program, online course is completely useless and teaches you nothing

    -Minimum wage

    -Annoying company policies that are enforced, such as the need to throw out excess popcorn/food rather than give it to employees to take home, wasteful

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, sometimes we can give valuable insight to things that could potentially improve the overall environment for both the guest and employees. Also, there is no need to be so tough on petty policies such as the unnecessary waste of extra popcorn that could be eaten, your not doing any good with such a policy.


  7. "Cast Member"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly stuff
    Flexible hours
    Good environment

    Cons

    not too many hours
    Working late

  8. "A Joke"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cast Member in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cast Member in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    if you work enough shifts they will issue you a movie pass that must be used the same day, flexible availability

    Cons

    no support from management when there's an issue with a guest, they let them walk all over you and issue free passes/popcorn to them after you've spent 10 minutes trying to enforce the companies policies.
    majority are awful coworkers, no shows, highschool like atmosphere with lots of internal drama that goes unchecked.
    guests are the literal scum of the human race. scream and swear at you despite constant apologizes that their movie was sold out weeks in advance (as if that's your fault) and they decided to show up on opening night expecting to get seats.
    upper management is pathetic, they show up and act all high and mighty but constantly are making runs to starbucks and texting in the lobby. all. day.
    don't get me started on the concession stand shifts...
    no benefits, they make sure they keep you below full time hours so they don't have to give you anything extra.
    you deal with so much crap and lots of blunders from management themselves for next to no pay.

    Advice to Management

    i'm not sure. try to make it more professional, look out for your employees, they're what keeps your business going. lead by example.


  9. "Good for Students"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cast Member - Part Time
    Former Employee - Cast Member - Part Time
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible Shifts
    -Great Co-Workers
    -Combo Commission
    -Easy to learn

    Cons

    -Not enough hours during summer
    -Changed Combo Money to a point system & online social media platform
    -Cast Events are really late


  10. "Outtakes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cineplex Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    You can watch movies for free

    Cons

    everything other than watching movies for free


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