Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 8 August 2018
Fun place to work. The hours were flexible. I liked the fact I wasn't staring at a computer screen all day and got to engage with other as a part of my job. People are always impressed and want to hear more when they find out I work here.
On fait beaucoup d'exercices differents qui augmentent nos capacités de réfléchir rapidement, de parler mieux et de jouer mieux. Les professeurs sont des acteurs professionels et ils sont capables de facilement transmettre leur savoir.
Good place to be if you're into theater. If you're not, avoid this job.
Operations Manager, UP Comedy Club (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – 28 May 2017
When I started working here it was a relatively laid back and enjoyable place to work. You could be autonomous and as long as you weren't making mistakes, work was easy. There has since been named a new CEO and his practices are suspect at best. The micromanagement has increased tenfold. The company is now reactive rather than proactive and my direct supervisor is one of the worst supervisors I've ever had the displeasure of working with. The main benefit of this job is being able to watch shows while at work, though they get incredibly repetitive after a month or two.
3 weeks vacation, rarely asked to work over 43 hours
low salary, poor work culture, terrible supervisor
Writer/Performer/Educator (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – 13 December 2016
Incredibly fun, impossible to get job with very minimal opportunities for career advancement. Pay is sporadic and low and often requires creativity in finding additional income without the ability to take a second job or give priority to other work.
Management lacks the know how in terms of training effectively and hiring efficient staff
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – 23 September 2016
My initial thoughts were that I loved the place. In some odd way I still do. I just feel they need to get a much better training system for their staff. There is a bunch of cut-throat behavior also. Instead of being a team everyone seems to be out for self.
Free lunches, discounted tickets to show
Lack of knowledge as it relates to training employees. High turnover rate
Box Office Associate (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – 24 August 2016
The Second City is a great place to work. My co-workers are the nicest and most fun people around and the management wants you to succeed. There is no real room for advancement as all the different departments are vastly different. Also, it is part-time work and it is impossible to work over 39 1/2 hours.
Host (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 26 January 2016
The Second City is a Chicago institution in the art of comedy. I was able to meet several brilliant people and watch amazing comedy performances. But it is a typical serving job with little appreciation from customers and (at times) even less from management.
free comedy shows
no free nights, little-to-no promotion opportunities