Cast (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 22 October 2013
This job works around my school schedule and is perfect for students who have early classes or just need something on the weekends, they are very flexible, offer free movies and promotions, and it's always a positive atmosphere.
Cast Member (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 October 2017
some days were very hard as we sometimes were left short staffed and over busy, though these were often avoided it can often ruin a week because its started so poorly. i learned many things as the entire building has many areas and you are able to learn most easily, for example sales, stock, food and cleaning are all available to learn with ease. management had many downfalls and was often disorganized at my location but when they were up the time coasts and everyone's happy and shifts run extremely smooth. hardest part of the job is dealing with unpleasant people when the shift is already stressful, but since that can happen anywhere that makes the job simple. i found the most enjoyable part was the interaction, i was put in many roles where i was on the floor with customers, this is where i heard many stories, many laughs and praises and oh so many smiles.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 13 October 2017
More of the same from other reviews, they keep cutting hours, and as a result they are now understaffed in most areas, the pay is horrible, if they could legally pay you less, they would. What I learned, anyone outside of the building doesn't care about the staff. Upper management makes stupid decisions on how to improve workflow without consulting the theaters, it then crashes and burns. The district manager was a complete tool. Half the managers can't do their jobs. The people in the theatre weren't bad, but could be better if the company wasn't so cheap. The hardest part is working for a company that literally couldn't care less about you, and they make it known to you. Most enjoyable part is swiping off and knowing in 5-7 years this company will finished.
Free movies(kind of), very flexible scheduling
poor pay/ very little hours/ no raises/ poor managment
Cast member (Former Employee) – Brantford, ON – 11 October 2017
My time at cineplex was often focused on me fixing the mistakes of my co-workers constantly with no punishment towards the mistakes, Work if you want but be expected to be running around fixing the mistakes of your co workers
Cast Member (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 October 2017
There were few things I enjoyed about this job. The people I worked with were great as were the managers. The free movies and popcorn were cool at first but it gets old. You don't get raises and if you do it's 5 cents. It gets very hot in some areas and there's no A.C. (at least when i worked there) customers are crazy rude and it gets so busy at times you just feel so drained at the end of your shift.
Cast member (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 October 2017
I almost worked at Cineplex for a year, couldn't handle my managers anymore. They are immature, untrustworthy and they don't know basic policies. They never had an answer because they did not know how to do anything I asked, for example, they did not know how to book off for a vacation when I asked them how and I still ended up getting into trouble when I went of vacation without booking it.
Great for free movies, awful management and staff.
Cast Member [Concession] (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 1 October 2017
The only reason I worked at Cineplex for three years was for the free movies and flexible scheduling. I mean it was good for the benefits of seeing movies for free and free popcorn + drink before/after/during shift, but everything else was awful.
The managers don't make much more than the supervisors. The supervisors/"trainers" are teenagers who know how to suck up to the bosses. If you don't suck up to the bosses, don't expect to advance in anyway. That means they don't care as much as the actual lowest level employees.
Oh, let's not forget how they hate giving anyone breaks. They love to take advantage of their teenage employees by giving them three hour evening shifts and everyone else. In fact if you are an actual adult, I would not recommend working here. The hours are completely inconsistent. If it's your first job, you will learn about the real world for sure and I will recommend it for that reason.
All you get paid is minimum wage, if you become a supervisor, it's a 25 cent raise. Honestly unless you like working with drama filled teenagers and having management in their late 20's with the maturity level of a 15 year old, never work at Cineplex ever.
flexible scheduling, free movies
staying later than your shifts, terrible management, barely trained supervisors, minimum wage
Cast Member (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 22 September 2017
Cineplex was a great workplace as a first job, it is very helpful on learning how to work in a fast paced environment and is flexible with your school/personal schedules. Overall, a nice place to work.
cashier (Current Employee) – Hamilton Mountain – 6 September 2017
This place was amazing to work at free movie tickets, great employees the whole deal was awesome. The only thing that made this job suck was the management. Some were good, others however were peaty and rude. Many times throughout working there my amount of shifts would strictly depend on who did the schedule. One manager always found a way to cut my shifts or to give me as few as possible because he did not like that I had fun at work.
Cast Member (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 14 August 2017
typical day at work feels so underpaid when working in concession i got to learn to get better at multi tasking and working with other people the management was terrible and barely helps you with your duty