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Updated February 6, 2018
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Pros
  • Plus the free movie pass doesn't hurt (in 19 reviews)

  • Get an annual movie pass (if you are a full-time employee by October), which is pretty nice (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management likes to point the finger and lower level employees to cover their own lack of effort (in 6 reviews)

  • Many members of management have been hired from the outside, which can be frustrating for lower-level employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Hooray for Hollywood"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Regional Sales Management in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Vice President, Regional Sales Management in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Integrity
    Collaboration
    Creativity
    Customer Focused
    Accountability
    Passion for the Movies

    Cons

    Would like to see a little more communication.


  2. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company which works hard to keep a culture of inclusion and offer opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    The company is working to adapt to the changing habits of the movie goer.

    Advice to Management

    Be open.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator, Campaign Management - National"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time

    Pros

    Work is not very hard. Just need to be organized.

    Cons

    No culture, everyone just stays in their cubes.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your staff.


  4. "Account Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time

    Pros

    Schedule freedom, flexibility, great upside potential, great people, culture, fun industry and perks associated with the movies, management looking to grow the business.

    Cons

    Requires consistent, hard work and long hours, management expects results and delivery as with any sales organization, increased demands in reporting and paperwork, can be a challenging advertising category to sell.


  5. "Regional Account Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time

    Pros

    Not micro-managed, decent benefits, great company culture, good training

    Cons

    Low base salary for short period of time. Higher base salary should be allowed for a longer period of time while working to grow territory

    Advice to Management

    I think the management is really good and is very supportive


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Desperate times"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Professional in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing Professional in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work around the movie industry.

    Cons

    The cinema media industry has plateaued after a decade of considerably growth. New trends with millennial entertainment options and reserved seating will ultimately kill the cinema pre-show ad business. This has shifted the corps focus to cutting costs as the only way to maintain profitability. Resulting in people being treated like cattle.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to realize sooner than later if this is how the company views the rank and file front line employee.... you're next on the chopping block.

    National CineMedia Response

    Nov 14, 2017 – Vice President - People & Organization

    Thank you for your feedback and review. The advertising industry is constantly changing, and NCM is evolving with it. We continue to see strong demand in cinema advertising, especially because of... More


  7. "Good place to start, but not a long term option."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, friendly environment, good experience.

    Cons

    Unorganized executives, finger pointing mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Take more responsibility over your departments instead of blaming other departments.

    National CineMedia Response

    Oct 23, 2017 – Vice President - People & Organization

    Thank you for taking the time to review NCM. We’re happy you had a good experience and had the opportunity to work with our great employees. Collaboration is an integral part of our values. As we... More

  8. "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, culture, career & personal development opportunities, advancement for those who bring value, passion for movies, fun work environment, food trucks, new office coming soon, etc.

    Cons

    Antiquated systems & processes cause frustration. Additionally, staff (some)tends to cling to the way of "how it's always been done" vs looking for (or suggesting) improvements. The good news is there is work being done to address issues. If you like a tedious work environment, you may not like it (or make it) here. If you are a creative thinker looking for opportunity/advancement, this is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    I have worked at NCM 10+ years and have never been more excited about the direction of NCM under the CEO/Leadership Team. It is a time of transformation with opportunities for those who seek them. Keep the communication, collaboration and opportunities coming!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Transition close to complete - good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Colorado company, good culture, great work/life balance,

    NCM has gone through a transition period. The transition has been fine for employees that at least meet management’s expectations. A significant component of the transition has been turning over both the under performers and the individuals that do not believe in the values of NCM.

    NCM feels very professional, well-structured and cares about the people that deserve to be here. I am confident I will be supported from within to employ the right people.

    I manage a team that is respected and valued by me and NCM. It is because we are professional, live up to NCM values, and do not tolerate employees that under-perform and/or display unprofessional behavior.

    When you have the type of turnover we have had, you create bitterness and animosity that results in the desire to throw stones. A consequence to NCM has been a backlash of negative comments. The motivation for a certain population of the negative reviews aren’t out there to help you learn about NCM. The negativity should not be disregarded but don’t simply rely on reviews. Don’t hesitate to contact an NCM employee through a professional network to inquire.

    As you interview, you are encouraged to know and discuss your value.

    Leadership is focused on creating even better working conditions.

    Leadership effectively communicates expectations.

    Optimistic environment.

    NCM will find ways to thrive for years to come.

    Cons

    The NCM business is becoming more dynamic. There is a need for employees to better understand the business.

    Advice to Management

    Let's see your faces more.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company, poor benefits, poor HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National CineMedia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Average salary; Decent working environment; Good social interactions with co-workers

    Cons

    Extremely poor benefits; Disorganized HR department that is unable to keep employees

    Advice to Management

    Housecleaning of the entire HR department, top-down is a must

    National CineMedia Response

    Aug 28, 2017 – Vice President - People & Organization

    We appreciate the time you took to write this review. While we have had some turnover on our People & Organization (HR) team, we are dedicated to making NCM a great place to work through commitment... More


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