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Cobb Theatres Employee Reviews about "free popcorn"

Updated Sep 6, 2017

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3.1
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Cobb Theatres President, CEO Robert M. Cobb (no image)
Robert M. Cobb
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free movies with some restrictions and the work is not super hard as long as you dont mind talking with customers often(in 41 reviews)

  • "Unlimited free movies, free popcorn (with a voucher), free drinks (if you bring your own cup), can advance and get more hours easily(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Mixed, unpredicted hours with long shifts, favoritism by most of the managers, especially the GM, rude customers, and low pay(in 7 reviews)

  • "Pay for ushers and cashiers is usually pretty close to minimum wage and you will spend long hours standing on your feet(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Fun part-time job"

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    Former Employee - Usher/Concession/Box Office 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cobb Theatres part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy positions, free movies, fun coworkers. Watch movies while doing theater checks. Free popcorn and drinks with movies. Easy to pick up additional hours once you learn more positions.

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed, but even then it's only busy for an hour or so. Working with High-Schoolers who sometimes don't have the best work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Two reward systems in form of points and vouchers. Get rid of the vouchers and be consistent with rewarding points.

    Cobb Theatres2016-09-29
  2. "Fun place to work at as a teen in high school, but not enough to stay."

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    Usher/Concessesions/Box Office in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cobb Theatres for more than a year

    Pros

    Free popcorn, discounts on food, free movies, fun environment, friendly management, flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Pay/benefits, some coworkers, sometimes disorganized, short staffed a lot of the time.

    Cobb Theatres2017-09-06
  3. "good first job, but a terrible choice if you have bills to pay"

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    Current Employee - Usher, Cashier, Box Office Associate in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cobb Theatres part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    a great first or in-between job, you'll work with fun people (most are high school or college-aged), and most likely have great supervisors and friendly management. while you are required to work holidays and weekends, there's otherwise flexible hours and, if you have open availability, you're basically guaranteed to have 30+ hours a week. they also use a great app (when2work) to view your schedule, trade and pick... up other shifts from coworkers, or directly message management. it's very convenient, i must say. in addition, you do get to bring you and one other person to see movies for free, and if you earn employee vouchers you can earn posters, free popcorn/drinks, and free movie tickets.

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    Cons

    the amount of work you're required to complete versus the pay is absolutely not worth it if you're an individual who pays bills and lives independently! there's no work-life balance whatsoever, especially when you find yourself being scheduled for several closing nights in a row. not only that, but people will call out frequently and their workload will absolutely be tacked onto your own. this is incredibly... burdensome, and most nights where i'm scheduled to leave at 12:00 or 12:30, i'm instead leaving at 1:00 or even 1:30 struggling to complete two loads of work with little to no help. management hardly cares about their employees, and they are inconsistent with rewarding for good behaviour, selecting employees of the month, and giving employee evaluations. my location hasn't seen an employee of the month since april, and i haven't had an evaluation since january (they're required to be done monthly.) cobb also has a terrible fraternization policy that, if you're found to be associating with a coworker who is at a title below/above yours (e.g. floor staff friends with a supervisor) outside of work, you can be immediately terminated. this is an absolutely asinine policy that i've never witnessed at any other employer, and can get longtime, reliable employees fired for simply having friends. they believe "favoritism" is a genuine concern, when this is absolutely not the case.

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    Advice to Management

    take your employee's suggestions more seriously, stay on top of EofM and monthly evaluations, and raise your pay! minimum wage is hardly enough compensation for the level of work you expect your employees to complete.

    Cobb Theatres2017-06-07
  4. "It's a good first job/summer job"

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    Former Employee - Usher/Concession/Box Office in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cobb Theatres part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited free movies, free popcorn (with a voucher), free drinks (if you bring your own cup), can advance and get more hours easily.

    Cons

    The management can be pretty strict and hard to communicate with.

    Advice to Management

    Have better communication between your employees.

    Cobb Theatres2016-07-05
  5. "concession/boxoffice/usher"

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    Former Employee - Floor Staff in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cobb Theatres part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a fun job in a great atmosphere. All the free popcorn and drinks you wish along with free movies for you and one friend and possibly mods with vouchers.(Only with a voucher on good behavior) You get access to free movie posters and will work around your schedule . It's so cute to see little ones so exited about coming to the movies.

    Cons

    A 25 cent raise yearly but they will find ANY excuse possible to cut your raise. (For example I wore the wrong shoes once and they cut my raise 15 cents even though I didn't get wrote up on that defence ) but have NO PROBLEM charging 5 dollars for bottled water. Only one person owns all 16 locations. Let that sink in. Also you get graded one EVERYTHING even how you smile. If they don't like you, they will find a... reason to get rid of you.

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    Advice to Management

    Management should be on the same page about topics. And if a manager writes an employee up, it shouldn't be another manager making you sign a copy of the report . (9 times out of 10 the other manager giving you the report will not have a clue as to the situation behind your write up)

    Cobb Theatres2016-04-25
  6. "Disgusting"

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    I have been working at Cobb Theatres

    Pros

    Free movies, free popcorn, that sort of thing.

    Cons

    I swept up joints, condoms, and learned that a movie theater is quite the cesspool, and that I should never expose myself to one ever again. Who knew that people couldn't watch a movie without being horrifically disgusting?

    Advice to Management

    You shouldn't sleep with your underage employees, or laugh at their moms when they come into work and attack you.

    Cobb Theatres2015-01-04
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