Marcus Corporation Reviews | Glassdoor

Marcus Corporation Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
47 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

47 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "OK short term, nothing in it for long term"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Sun Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Cook in Sun Prairie, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marcus Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free movie passes are a perk if you're not too sick of your workplace yet. It is a fun place to work, with a lot of people to interact with. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    They love to increase the workload but refuse to give raises. (Not kidding, straight up refuses) Management is a mess with managers in and out of their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees a competitive wage. Reward good performance, anything but is discouraging it. You lose good knowledgeable employees when you don't keep them happy.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Horrific management caused by a company that seems to be desperate to cut costs no matter what the effect."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Banquet Server
    Current Employee - Banquet Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marcus Corporation part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I liked being part of a union...it prevented this company from completely taking advantage of me as they do to almost all of their employees who are not corporate.

    Cons

    Management will use employees to fill positions as needed and then fire people when they are no longer needed in a certain position (not an exaggeration...I have seen is happen to multiple people). None of the corporate employees are in tune to the actual operations of any of their hotels. Whenever any corporate workers were around me, the attitude that they sent off was an extremely rude "better than you" attitude. Corporate employees are so concerned with making money and cutting costs that they fail to actually notice major problems within their hotels. Unfortunately the entire corporation is run by people with little common sense and minimal eduction. Human resources department is a joke on both the hotel and corporate level...they are unable to solve any problems whatsoever and care more about making it to lunch on time than listening to their employees' concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Have some respect for the people that work below you....we aren't all as stupid as you think. Actually listen to some of your employees' complaints instead of trying to come up with an easy and quick solution. Stop trying to cut costs at every corner. Go back to school because 90% of the people I have dealt with on the management/corporate level come off as extremely uneducated and ignorant to the realities unfolding around them. Could be a great company if it was run properly and not with money as the first priority.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marcus Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Nice perks - hotel and movie discounts

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted. Low pay


  4. "ok"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    free movies, free popcorn, associate passes

    Cons

    minimum wage job, rarely any raises


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Hotel General Manager (Downtown Milwaukee)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marcus Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mentally challenging. Meet many different people. Opportunity to see others excel, lead by example and contribute to improving Milwaukee's visitor experience.

    Cons

    Long hours, 24/7 on call, high-stress, fast-paced, have to work on shoe-string budgets yet still produce high quality.


  6. "Front Office Agent"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marcus Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers free lunch people and guests

    Cons

    low pay no weekends off stress

    Advice to Management

    Raises can keep employees from leaving and morale up


  7. "Usher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexbile Schedule and easy work

    Cons

    I worked in the Theatres division, pay wasn't great.

  8. "We need to be set up for success!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Geneva, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Geneva, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marcus Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful property (when maintained properly).Great co-workers and a sense of family.They really are the reason that I still work here.

    Cons

    Departments are constantly understaffed and underequipped. How are supposed to produce spectacular events when we don't have the tools to do so? Something as simple as matching silverware would help tremendously!

    Another thing, allow your employees a chance to maintain their eligibility for insurance. Every year, most of the hourly employees, especially in restaurants, lose their health insurance because their hours are cut or they are told to leave early in order to control payroll. Have a heart.

    Advice to Management

    Quit worrying about your bonuses so much and care more about your employees. Try to point out the good that people are doing and not just nitpick the bad. We are all human and deserve to be treated as such. No one likes constant negative feedback. Praise goes a long way and often boosts performance, eliminating negative behavior.


  9. "Hit or Miss"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, environment is great, customers can be a little overbearing, but thats the environment.

    Cons

    Some GMs make the workplace and the atmosphere really challenging and negative-tinged.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of GMs that are


  10. "Great in small team but moral is divided as a whole"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Lake Geneva, WI
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Lake Geneva, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and there is opportunity for 1.5X in the summer

    Cons

    Training becomes plateau after a year

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your people and care more


Showing 47 of 48 reviews
Reset Filters