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Movie Tavern Partners Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Free Movies for you as well as four others (in 53 reviews)

  • Slow all of the time, free movies for you and 3 guests, 50% off food (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, Lots of moving, when its slow its slow (in 9 reviews)

  • No breaks to even take drink or pee (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners part-time

    Pros

    Keeps You Productive and Busy

    Cons

    Pay is low and hours are not that great


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners full-time

    Pros

    Growing company

    Lot of room for advancement in operations

    New sites being looked at for new locations

    Fun to be part of the movie industry

    Cons

    Very hard work life balance if you are in operations.

    Late nights, have to work every weekend, and every holiday.

    Lack of acknowledgment or communication from upper management.

    Raises and bonuses are very minimal if at all.

    Large management and hourly staff turnover makes it hard to grow your teams.

    Several price changes to menu and ticketing causing challenges in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your managers and ensure bonus structures are attainable.

    Communicate fully and effective with your management teams to set expectations and celebrate achievements.

  3. "Very chaotic."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners part-time

    Pros

    I mean, it's a job.

    Cons

    I had 8 managers when I worked there. No one is in sync. They rarely give you a break to eat and you have to pay full price if you want any food from the restaurant. Pay sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff has to eat. Let them eat. Stop charging them for food.


  4. "Server experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy to move up from runner to server, pays pretty well.

    Cons

    Not much really, can get stressful like most jobs.


  5. "Director, I.T."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great environment for food, family and movies.

    Cons

    Complex ownership equation near the end of my tenure.


  6. "Aweful"

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    Former Employee - Server in Nicholasville, KY
    Former Employee - Server in Nicholasville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners part-time

    Pros

    No pros to the job it was absolutely aweful

    Cons

    Management is aweful, the place is chaotic

    Advice to Management

    Quick picking favorites and treat everybody equally


  7. "I hung in there but could have skipped the experience"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tips are great but only if you get a theater that actually has people in it which currently is more a popularity contest between servers instead of everyone needs to get tips at this job so let's make sure everyone has a decent amount of guests per shift.

    Cons

    --Not getting a theater with people in it
    --People not running your items to your guests so they get mad and don't tip you
    --Not being the 'favorite' so you don't get a lot of good theaters

    Advice to Management

    Develop better ways to share theaters between servers so everyone can take home tips. Being told there is no way to determine whether a theater will be full or not when you know its not doing well but it's my only theater for the night is not good enough

  8. "It was what you expect from waiting tables at a movie theater"

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    Former Employee - Waiter in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Waiter in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were awesome. Everyone I met from within the company, save for a couple higher up were always very respectful and fun to be around. Also, whle the turn around is very long, the amount of tables you get at one time is solid.

    Cons

    The exact issues you would have when waiting tables during a movie. People want to order food but complain about missing a second of the movie. It's all very interesting. Very rarely would I say that management is the issue here, if you respect them and work hard, they treat you well.


  9. "It's probably just the location"

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    Former Employee - Head Food Runner in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - Head Food Runner in Tucker, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free movies, free soda, free popcorn, co-workers that are in the same plight as you
    Hopefully other locations are much better than my own, from my understanding I worked at one of the last "original style" Movie Taverns

    Cons

    We were overworked and understaffed, not to mention underpaid.
    I don't know if management received bonuses from not using all of the allocated hours or something, but I personally was subjected to the classic "oh hey this guy works really hard, lets schedual him to do the jobs of 3 people by himself for weeks on end." All of this for $7.25, I only got a raise when I marched into the office during the middle of a very busy shift and demanded said raise or I was going to walk. Keep in mind employees are supposed to get I think yearly raises and I never got mine. Ended up at $7.75/hr.
    The building itself was falling apart, there was EXTREMELY evident mold in one of the theatres, you could smell it just by walking in.
    The food quality was dropping, not the cooks, but the food quality itself was constantly being outsourced to cheaper and cheaper companies to the point that first-time customers demanded refunds on the disgusting food.
    I really liked this theater when I used to go as a teen, but a couple years can make all the difference I suppose.

    Advice to Management

    You've got to make sure you've got an adequate amount of people working during the day (or night, this is a movie theater after all) And for God's sake if there's MOLD that has been pointed out to you by both employees AND customers, please contact corporate about it and get it taken care of; that's got to be some kind of health or safety violation


  10. "It was a fun and very chill experience but the pay is not for someone who has bills to pay"

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    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Movie Tavern Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co workers and managers are like family and depending on how good of a server you are, you can make a good amount of cash tips to take home every night.

    Cons

    Low staff and there are not enough runners at the end of the night when it gets busiest so servers get slowed down trying to clean theaters and run food and take orders.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay


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