Cineplex
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When it's not it drains you. At a theatre level Frontline minimum wage I 110% reccomend. Anything above that I would ask yourself if it's worth it,

Pros

Free movie passes, super flexible hours usually.

Cons

Never closes, work late into the evenings/night, the company is lowkey toxic once you start moving up.
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Overall, fantastic!

Co-workers: AmazingManagers: Extremely Kind & UnderstandingWork Schedule: Messy due to CoViD-19Overall it's a great job! I'm having a great time so far! The cons aren't really too bad, the scheduling is only messy due to provincial restrictions and once you get into the job it's a breeze!Have fun conversations with co-workers as we're staying on task and everyone there has a great sense of humour! Management is really down to earth and understand, life can be hard sometimes. Everyone there will assist you with any questions you may have regarding your tasks in any role you play!The hardest part about this job is cleaning the popcorn machines, just difficult cleaning the pot, but isn't too bad.Recommendations:Do your part. Don't get too caught up fooling around or chatting and be sure to get your tasks done please!Show up for your shifts or give a heads up when you're unavailable! It shows management that you're reliable.Don't be shy! Everyone is great to talk to, including management! It will make your job 1000 times more enjoyable!Getting Alcohol Certified as soon as possible, it is extremely valuable and will get you more shifts ;)

Pros

Free Movies, Popcorn, Drinks, Outtakes Discounts, Kind & Understanding Management, Friendly and Fun Co-Workers, Simple Promotion Structure, Clear Goals, Flexible Work Schedule, Take Covid protection seriously

Cons

Can't seem to order enough Large Popcorn Bags and Cast Cups (Isn't a big deal, we have alternatives), Lack of communication when first hired (Felt like I was left on read before starting my first shift)
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Decent, flexible schedule, low pay

Overall ok experience. Depends on management if they like you or not which would determine how many shifts you got. Pay is minimum for the amount of work you do and advancing doesn't have much of a pay raise either. It was only a quarter! Only positive is the coworkers you bond with through the misery of the job and free movies/popcorn.

Pros

free movies and popcorn

Cons

overworked for little pay, management can act like high schoolers sometimes
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Not a fun place.

If you have the option to work somewhere that pays you your worth. They overwork you and don't let you advance to a place where you can make a living off this.
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Good working environment with ample break time

Cineplex has a good corporate culture, the co workers are friendly and fun to work with. Rush hours can be hectic. Pay is low but good as a beginner job with no experience

Pros

Free movie tickets

Cons

Minimum wage
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ok workplace you meet a lot of cool people there

it was good for a starter job , good for resume toothey are good with managing hours, so they will most def accommodate you with their huge staffit can be really slow paced sometimes and fast paced sometimes

Pros

free popcorn/drinks

Cons

management
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Fun work environment. Get to meet a lot of great workers and make new friends.

A fun work environment. You get to meet a lot of new people and coworkers make the job more fun. Free movies is a great benefit to working here. Always busy when a new movie comes out.

Pros

Free movie tickets

Cons

Late hours
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Fast-paced environment

Unfortunately too much work drama. College age kids acting like theyre still in middle school. Girls fighting over boys. Rumours being spread. Managers were fine, way better than other part time job managers. Easy to call in sick or take time off. Job was overall fun Downside is during the winter people get none to 2 shifts per week, unless you prove that youre a good worker or pick up shifts. This is all from the Lebovic location, don't know how to other locations operate.

Pros

Flexible schedules and free tickets to movies

Cons

Could get stressful and sometimes you barely get shifted
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Poor management

The work is easy and you will have fun coworkers. You need to work as a team which was sometime a liability. The management was poor. Some of them were not professional at all: they were bashing employees and pit them against each other. They didn't respected the work's ethics at all. You can feel the presure they put you into. I would avoid some Cineplex at all cost. The pay is poor too. You won't get your hard work seen.

Pros

Free movie tickets

Cons

Poor management. Poor pay.
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Management is vile.

Fellow crew members are generally amazing, they are the reason i stayed working there so long. Upper management is a joke who refuse to give fair pay, wont pay to have serious issues fixed (ex, none of our handicap doors worked for over 2 years, the heating broke in a theatre in the middle of winter, a literal hole in the roof and they just put garbage bags over some of the seats). Store level management is even worse if possible. Bullies who take favouritism to the extreme. You are not allowed to have a life outside of work, you're told you're a part time employee but if you ask for a single day of expect to be questioned and denied. If you are only available 1-2 days a week like a normal part time job, even if it's because of school, you will be told to leave. There were times I'd work 8 days straight. Multiple shifts with no breaks because there was not enough working or no time between movies. Managers rely on certain employees to do most of their work without the extra pay. "Cast Leaders" are chosen by favourites and not actual skill sets. We had 2-4 cast members trained in every area while not even the managers knew half. Customers are also vile most of the time, rude, aggressive, police are called quite a lot. A lot of work and stress for a tiny amount of money. An absolute joke. 20+ people quitting in the span of 8 months is not normal.

Pros

Free Movies

Cons

Management, Work Life Balance, Work Culture, Pay, Long Hours, Late Nights
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Good job for movie buffs

Your only benefit is free movies which is great if you're a highschooler. If you're looking for a fun super fast paced work and don't care about the pay this is the job for you.

Pros

free movies

Cons

Wouldn't recommend to someone who needed reliable income.
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Pretty average job, christmas parties, reward system, fun work environment.

Since covid, the job is much less fast paced than pre-covid, working with customers to get their concessions and being friendly. You cannot pick where you work (at the one that I am at anyways) they put you wherever you're scheduled - podium or concession. Typical day is selling concessions, cleaning between movie sets, and plenty of customer service.

Pros

Easy "fast food-esque"

Cons

Minimal job advancement "just a job"
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A fairly straightforward job with some cool perks. Can be demanding or stressful but manageable.

This job is not difficult. There are many different departments cast can be trained in, there is room for advancement, and the perks are pretty nice. You never have to work alone so the tasks are distributed fairly well. Some nights can be fairly late and movie premiers, rentals, and birthday parties are stressful. Customer service, time management, and speed are essential, especially during a rush.

Pros

room for advancement, good perks, minimum wage

Cons

Long hours (8 to 12), stressful rushes that typically last an hour or so, holiday shifts (Christmas and New Year) are blackout days and cannot be booked off, heavy workload.
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Great first job experience

Flexible and understanding management when it comes to accomodations

Pros

Free movies

Cons

Must work standing up for long hours
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une belle expérience

Une très belle équipe. Les employés sont heureux ainsi que les clients. Un bon travail pour les étudiants

Pros

Films gratuits illimités, ambiance chaleureuse, horaire flexible et gérant amical

Cons

On ne peut pas travailler temps plein
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Fun Job

Cineplex is a fun job but a lot of it really just comes down to standing around and trying to pass the time. There are no substantial benefits and the pay is low. Good for some extra income with low effort though.
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Fun place to work

Serving and greeting guests, learning how to operate cash and how to prepare different dishes, management was fine and flexible, workplace atmosphere was relaxed.
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Good

It was nice. Good for students. Downtown is most busy, but also most fun and easy-going. Management is good. You won't stress too much at this job.
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Très bien

Bonne expérience. Film gratuits pour tous les employés.
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Lots of Work

This company is a lot of work. We often deal with angry customers who belittle us and most nights are on the late-night shifts. You get a lot of calls and must answer them quickly enough, but also help them find a solution. By the end of the night, most of us are exhausted due to the nature of the call. The management is decent enough, but they don't seem super accomodating though. It's an okay job if you need so quick cash but other than that it's really not the best. You work 8 hours on end and only 5 hours in do you get a unpaid 30 minute break.

Pros

free tickets

Cons

long hours, unpaid breaks etc
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Good Job for Students

Great Job for students. Extremely flexible scheduling. Lenient management, that care very much for Cast members as well as Guests. Great for those who want a somewhat fast paced job. Work Culture is great, plus free movies!

Pros

Free movies
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