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Studio Movie Grill Houston Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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Pros
  • discounts, free movies, great atmosphere (in 70 reviews)

  • Your benefits for working there are free movies and 50% off food (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • No breaks, no compassion from management, pretty unethical (in 22 reviews)

  • Long hours with unsure clock out times and management is lacking (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "High School job"

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    Current Employee - Server in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Pearland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Studio Movie Grill part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free movie for yourself an you can bring up to 3 people with you.
    Once the kitchen closes you can have the remaining food
    They promote from within

    Cons

    Management is VERY unorganized!
    A whole bunch of teenagers work there and their very immature.
    Make sure you keep up with your cash tips because the runners steal!

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to prioritize your work!


  2. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Ticket Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Ticket Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Studio Movie Grill (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only positive working there is the discount.

    Cons

    The managers are very unprofessional they do not care about you unless you suck up to them; they love to play favorites. Do not expect them to communicate anything to you or take your side when there is an issue with a customer. They will turn on you faster than you can blink.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be stop playing favorites and treat your employees like they matter. If you want people to work for you and respect you then you need to at least act like we aren't the biggest burdens on you. Remember we are all part of a team and if one part isn't treating the others right or not communicating then the whole thing will crumble.

  3. "Good for high school students and people just starting college"

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    Current Employee - Food Runner in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Food Runner in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Studio Movie Grill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling
    Cool people to work with
    Free movies
    50% off of meals

    Cons

    You don't get a break unless you work a double shift
    You have not set clock out time

    Advice to Management

    Work on clock out times and break schedules


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Best of Luck, SMG"

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    Former Employee - Box Office/Hostess, Runner, Server in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Box Office/Hostess, Runner, Server in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Studio Movie Grill part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Easy to get plenty of hours
    -Box office always left rather early (nice while I was in high school)
    -Runners/servers made pretty good money (nice while I was a poor college student)
    -Free movies, discounted food
    -Friendship with coworkers

    Cons

    -No breaks, no compassion from management, pretty unethical
    -Age group of most of the employees leads to immature drama
    -Hard work is rarely awarded

    Advice to Management

    Award those who work hard; fire/reprimand those who you catch slacking off. Work breaks into shifts, and you will greatly improve morale of workers. Trust your employees.


  5. "Runner"

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    Former Employee - Food Runner in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Food Runner in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Studio Movie Grill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits include 50% off food, free movies and great staff to work with. The work itself is simple, and the environment is very relaxed.

    Cons

    Shifts tend to be longer than what is assigned. A 12 PM shift scheduled to end at 5 PM can extend all the way to 11 PM. The hours can be long when given a busy day.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to take into consideration employee schedules outside the assigned hours. When shifts are prolonged longer than what is written, personal schedules may be affected.


  6. "An excellent place for managers to work and learn with plenty of opportunitiesfor growth and advancement"

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Studio Movie Grill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great fast paced work environment, competitive pay, supportive Home Office, great opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Work schedule involves lots of nights, weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't mind working nights, weekends and holidays and you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, Studio Movie Grill is a quality, fun place to work. The corporate office and GMs are supportive and dedicated to creating an environment good for the guests and their employees.


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Studio Movie Grill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has great values and plans on expanding rapidly. Advancement opportunities are an attractive benefit with this company and they offer medical, 401k, and bonus plans for managers.

    Cons

    Closing shift's can lead to a manager leaving around 3am but you do get two days off per week.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been fair and learning new things everyday has been great.

  8. "Film, Food & Fun! Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money, free movies, terrific advancement opportunities & country wide!

    Cons

    Open 365 but that's the gig...


  9. "Worked as a hostess, simple and not stressful, had opportunity to move up in company"

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    Former Employee - Box Office/Hostess in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Box Office/Hostess in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Studio Movie Grill part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to get extra hours
    Worked here as sophomore in college, worked around schedule easily

    Cons

    Can't take many weekends off since those are the busy times

    Advice to Management

    Monitor employees better, enforce policies


  10. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Studio Movie Grill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, fast-paced work environment and movies are free. I loved working here. The people I worked with were awesome and management was flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    Can get stressful at times during big movie releases. Sometimes management played favorites. The hours there can be very long.


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