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Landmark Theatres Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Free movies pretty much everywhere (in 22 reviews)

  • Benefits: health insurance, free movies and popcorn, bonus percentage of sales (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Unlivable wages, unforgiving disciplinary measures, scarcity of full-time positions, (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay, some employees stole from store (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job for Cinephiles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landmark Theatres part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to great movies for free.

    Cons

    Sometimes the job can be a bit demanding for what you get paid.


  2. "Good Starting Job"

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    Former Employee - Floor Worker in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Floor Worker in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landmark Theatres part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free popcorn, drink and tickets to movies. Very flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    It gets crowded easily behind the counter.

    Advice to Management

    Give the usher a seat.

  3. "Decent low wage job for cinephiles"

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    Former Employee - Lead Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landmark Theatres part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the number of screens there will be a decent amount of downtime when, if you have a reasonable manager on duty, you can study or read or even sit in on a bit of the movie. As with many part time jobs there is a flexibility in scheduling, and of course all the movies and popcorn you can consume, occasionally at other cinemas around town due to reciprocity agreements. I’ve worked at five Landmark Theaters in three cities over the years (‘twas my first job in high school and I suck around through college and after as a side hustle) and they all have their own distinct flavor, but usually you’re working in a cool old movie house with other artsy folks and there’s still a bit of the indie cinema vibe at this chain, not your typical mall multiplex atmosphere.

    Cons

    Just the obvious low wages, no room for growth, grunt work (so much trash), surly customers, open 365 days a year, so some holiday shifts are expected to be worked. Also, your new aroma is buttered popcorn (but it’s real butter, not that fake flavored oil, so not as bad?).

    Advice to Management

    Happy staff will stick around, so encourage employee input and skip the micromanaging


  4. "Landmark"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Landmark Theatres part-time

    Pros

    Knowledge of film appreciated and encouraged through free screenings.

    Cons

    Poor management of bookings and local market needs.


  5. "Avoid if at all possible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, if store isn’t understaffed
    Low level of responsibility in general
    Lots of customer interaction if you’re into that kind of thing
    Easy to get hired

    Cons

    Low wages; no benefits for store employees
    High turnover rate
    Store employees are treated as expendable
    Bad communication among management resulting in contradictory instructions and badly implemented policies
    No management accountability
    Very little room to advance
    High stress job meets high demands and expectations
    Tasks assigned are usually ridiculous and demeaning

    Advice to Management

    Understand that your policies contradict themselves and prioritize (i.e. you can’t insist that freshly cut fruit be available to customers at all times and then penalize stores for cost of goods being high—either fruit is going to get rotated and the old batches thrown away or the fruit is not going to be fresh). Stop making your store employees do insane things like “presenting” a frozen yogurt “creation” to a customer with two hands—the customers find it just as creepy as the employees do. Admit to yourselves that no one likes to go into a frozen yogurt shop and request toppings from a disgruntled employee (who is trying desperately to explain that yes, you can have unlimited toppings, but I have to fit them into this perfectly portioned cup) instead of just doing it themselves and getting exactly what they want. Your business model is helpful to no one.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Cool Minimum Wage job"

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    Former Employee - Floor Staff in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Floor Staff in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Landmark Theatres part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Movies and popcorn. Discounts

    Cons

    You have to count stock as a floor staff. There isn't much diversity. Most managers are white males


  7. "Lots of fun, not enough pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Landmark Theatres full-time

    Pros

    Free movies pretty much everywhere
    Lots of fun & downtime

    Cons

    Low wage for high stress

  8. "Floor Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landmark Theatres part-time

    Pros

    Average 25 hours a week, decent pay, friendly environment

    Cons

    Lack of training, at times stressful, unruly customers

    Advice to Management

    Give employees better training or train more employees how to train; there's a lot of people going in and out because they simply don't get a lot of the job


  9. "River Oaks: GREAT movie theatre, not workplace."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Landmark Theatres part-time

    Pros

    Great films that are not shown other places in town. The theatre was built in the 1930's and it is still a beautiful and pleasant place to watch a film.

    Cons

    Small selection at concession stand, but there is a full bar on the second floor that makes great cocktails. There are only 3 screens. Theatres two & three are on the second floor, and are much smaller than the downstairs theatre.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the concessions that you have and try to introduce some more warm items, e.g. sandwiches or giant pretzels. Also they need to get a slushie machine.


  10. "It's good for what you get"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Landmark Theatres part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free movies, 50% off food

    Cons

    Lots of physical activity, constantly understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Bl


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