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Cinram Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Supposedly the benefits for full-time workers are good (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Very few full time employees, nearly the whole plant is run on temps (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor decision making from upper management doomed the company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Smyrna, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cinram full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gain experience with a large distribution company. Learn skills like machine operating and computer processes.

    Cons

    Once in this position, it is nearly impossible to advance any further than this position. Applicants wanting to advance into an upper management position will be greatly disappointed and misguided in believe you have a chance for advancement for several years, but encouraged to keep applying for advancement just to be turned down.

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into your employees through annual bonuses, raises or even employee assistance programs. Do not make promises to employees and then do not acknowledge them when asked or promises do not fall through.


  2. "machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cinram full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    none dead end job low pay

    Cons

    pay rate around $8.00 hr big money

    Advice to Management

    dump the temps, and dump the prisoners workingbtheir,

  3. "bluray/dvd print tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cinram full-time

    Pros

    I needed a job, they offered and I accepted.

    Cons

    There are no raises, management doesn't care about you (just need a body for the work), you are literally standing for the whole shift (only sitting on breaks), no opportunity to move forward.


  4. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cinram full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The rotating schedule was decent on the long off weeks.

    Cons

    Benefits and pay are marginally acceptable. work conditions and structure is chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a consultant and work at being consistant


  5. "package"

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    Current Employee - Paging in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Paging in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Because I love meeting new people

    Cons

    Tired all the time and having to work nights

    Advice to Management

    Having a few months of working


  6. "A dying enterprise"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Analyst in Acworth, GA
    Former Employee - Inventory Analyst in Acworth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cinram (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing good to say. It is a company that deals with major Hollywood Studios and Soft-Media and Entertainment companies such as Activision, Ubisoft

    Cons

    There is nothing good to report about this company.


  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arecibo, PR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arecibo, PR

    I worked at Cinram full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a flexible employer

    Cons

    The low season is really bad

  8. "employee"

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    Former Employee - Cellular Device Inspector in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Cellular Device Inspector in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Cinram (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a pay check

    Cons

    The most awful experience ever


  9. "Not The Worst Job..."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -It's easy money.
    -It's easy to walk on.
    -If you speak English, you have a much higher chance of promotion.

    Cons

    -There is a heavy non-English speaking Hispanic population. If you don't speak Spanish, they more than likely won't like you.
    -The hourly wages are the lowest when it comes to warehouse jobs in the area.
    -Only the Spanish speaking workers get to talk. If you are speaking English to another English speaking person, you will be separated.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay for all workers. Some of these people work ridiculously hard for only $8 an hour. Also, cut down on all the biased supervisors/leads. The heavy discrimination makes the work environment very dark.


  10. "Only in the movies?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cinram full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Clean bathrooms
    Free roaches in the breakroom
    Non-air-conditioned
    Fast promotions if you are liked and kiss butt.

    Cons

    Cinram purchased the JVC Kennesaw "Video game division". In the first year I was fired which I would have understood if I wasn't being fired for made up events, quoted saying things which I never said, and basically being used as a scape goat by the new boss for all his mistakes. Secondly, Cinram, JVC stated they had write-ups which would had have been shown to me and have me sign, which I never saw or signed. Neither company cares about employees but they do care about making you believe they do. Management are generally people who are bullies, only care about themselves, will tell you do as you are told, so when the boss makes a mistake they can blame it on you. Human resources just keeps it's head down, because having any ethics or moral code will get you fired.

    Since the way of business for this company is unethical and they manage themselves like other companies, I don't see Cinram in Kennesaw lasting that long before it's shutdown in maybe 10 years. This is a company which saw the decline of physical media years before it happened, chose to do nothing about it, then were surprised when they had problems getting enough business. Like in a meeting stated they would be losing a lot of business but then said we are not going to do anything right now because that's years down the road. Then boom it was over night. Really, you guessed on the time frame? Why would you say, oh we know a comet will hit earth in approximately 10 years, then say, we wont bother to do anything about it until its 2 years away? Why would you put these people in charge of a company....


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