Event Cinemas Employee Reviews about "free movies"

Updated 1 Dec 2019

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  • "upper management will always be breathing down your neck looking for mistakes when you first start working there(in 5 reviews)

  • "If you roster time off, or swap shifts with other people, you will be punished with 0 hours or max(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work whilst studying"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Projectionist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Event Cinemas part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work was not that strenuous although certain times were busier than others. Made lots of great friends and socialising after work was lots of fun as most of us were in the same study/work life stage. Bonus being able to see movies for free.

    Cons

    Most shifts are evening/night and weekends, although finishing at 10pm the majority of the time is not too late. Occasionally have to deal with frustrated customers who query the price of a ticket or food.

  2. "Fun place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Projectionist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Event Cinemas part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free movies. Like-minded colleages.

    Cons

    Shift work - mostly nights and weekends

  3. "Event Cinemas"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Event Cinemas part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people, the industry, the free movies!

    Cons

    The customers, and the casual hours.

  4. "Projectionist"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Event Cinemas part-time

    Pros

    Free movies and discounted food/drink items

    Cons

    Mostly weekend and night work

  5. "SP1"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Event Cinemas part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Extra pocket money nothing else beside free movies. There are no Pros... I have more Cons than Pros

    Cons

    Working with high school drop out management team who careless about their staff beside wanting their bonuses. Worked for the company as a part timer since for over 10 years and when you send a resignation letter you get no response back nor a simple thank you.

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  6. "Management is appalling!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Supervisor in Liverpool
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Event Cinemas part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees can see a number of movies for free each month, this helps when it comes to telling customers what movies are about. The

    Cons

    Shifts are more and more frequently getting cut short or cut before the shift even starts. Some weeks a roster is not even sent out to some employees, this is hard for people as this is their only source of income.

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  7. "Good team"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Event Cinemas part-time

    Pros

    Good perks with free movies and generally very good staff and understanding management team.

    Cons

    Payroll can be a little tight which means a frequency of the sites being under-staffed.

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  8. "Underappreciated"

    3.0
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    Cinema Worker in Bondi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Event Cinemas

    Pros

    -Some truly wonderful staff work here. Really, some solid people who you can rely on, even given the understaffing by management. -Free movies, sort of.

    Cons

    - Under-appreciation of GC staff, who deal with the rudest customers on the face of the Earth. All done with a smile on their faces. I don't work in Kitchen, but the people in kitchen work relentlessly for hours on end, but I'm told they never receive any praise - management must think that all this food must appear out of thin air and arrive to their patrons, at specific times, to sold-out cinemas, on multiple days. From observation, this is more than likely because the staff in kitchen never see management, only get spoken at when a function is coming up, then they matter. - Your shifts can get cut after 3 hours if there's fewer customers. Which is kind of a kick in the teeth if it takes you more than an hour to get there, one way. - Morale. I've personally never had any run-ins with management, or had any personal problems with them. But my coworkers have, and their opinions should matter. Many, including myself, come to work knowing that it's going to be busy, knowing that it's going to be understaffed, and knowing they're going to be working the labour of 2 people or more and becoming immensely fatigued as a result. Try that for a few days on end.

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  9. "Terrible"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Projectionist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Event Cinemas part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free movie tickets and discounts at Rydges and Thredbo.

    Cons

    Terrible workplace culture. Overworked and underpaid.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Always understaffed, rarely appreciated"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Cinema Attendant in Auckland, Auckland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Event Cinemas part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - free movie tickets - 50% off of popcorn, coke, and choctops - 20% off of other concessions - offers a great balance with other committments e.g. university - co-workers are mostly friendly and great people - meet many interesting customers that I am on a first-name basis with

    Cons

    - almost always understaffed - customers are often rude - managers do not see you as people - innovation is discouraged - other co-workers are not very helpful in terms of cleaning and maintenance activities - sexism e.g. women being excluded from conversations, less qualified men being promoted over well-qualified women, women being expected to "take more" than the men - managers and some supervisors are occasionally reluctant to help - our physical and mental safety is not a priority - responding to criticism is dismissed as "talking back" - managers and especially supervisors can't handle constructive criticism, particularly male supervisors - workplace culture is highly dependant on the co-workers rather than the values that EVENT supposedly prides itself on - EXORBITANT prices for everything e.g. a small glass of wine costing the same as the entire bottle does in the supermarket, a popcorn that costs 60 cents to make being sold for almost $10, embarrassingly flimsy and sparse pizzas costing almost $20, etc. - an employee who sexually harassed almost every female employee was not fired and still works there to this day meanwhile a different employee received a disciplinary meeting for accidentally leaving food out of the freezer, meaning that food is considered more important than women

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