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Hoyts Cinemas Reviews

Updated 22 Jun 2019

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3.3
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52%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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Damian Keogh
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "You get 50c movie tickets and discounted popcorn/drinks(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with, flexible hours, actual work is good(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Head office is strict on payroll(in 5 reviews)

  • "Favouritism within the management team and such bad pay(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in Mount Druitt
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, friendly co-workers, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Not flexible, management are young

    Advice to Management

    Please take your young co-workers social lives into consideration when rostering!!

    Hoyts Cinemas2019-05-28
  2. "crew member of hoyts etc"

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      Former Employee - Crew Member in Melbourne
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The people are amazing to work with!

      Cons

      The pay could have been better

      Hoyts Cinemas2019-06-19
    • "Fun people to work with, but managers will take advantage of you"

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      Former Employee - Frontline Crew in Blacktown
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Cheap tickets - The staff - Unique place to work at during high school

      Cons

      - Pressure you to stay back to late hours e.g. midnight even when some kids have school the next day. - Location Manager pressures staff to ditch their prearranged plans with mates or even school excursions, because "Hoyts comes first". - Location Manager is beyond stingy with Ben & Jerry's shirts. Kept them locked in her office, and staff had to wait till their shirts were tattered and smelt of spoilt milk before...

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      Advice to Management

      You're working with a majority of kids who are aged 15 - 17, loosen up. Even though they're younger than you treat them with respect. You work at a cinema, it's not that deep. Get FairWork involved.

      Hoyts Cinemas2019-06-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Unfair"

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      Former Employee - Cinema Worker 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Hoyts Cinemas part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Cheap movie tickets and discounted popcorn

      Cons

      They don’t allow you to cancel your shift even if you give advance notice. If you have an exam or SAC the next day they won’t allow you to cancel a shift to study. They are only flexible for their own benefit. Most businesses understand this works both ways.

      Advice to Management

      Somebody is going to take this further, think about how you treat your staff. Fairwork should get involved.

      Hoyts Cinemas2019-06-14
    • "good benefits, poor employee relations"

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      Current Employee - Cinema Worker 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Hoyts Cinemas part-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Really good benefits in regards to movie tickets and candy bar items, thought restrictions often placed on these

      Cons

      Poor effort in keeping employees happy and willing to stay on Management encourage high turn overs, try to squeeze out older staff Very little inconsistency in company policy, always changing. Never communicated effectively with staff who then suffer as a result

      Hoyts Cinemas2019-06-03
    • "Review"

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        Former Employee - Crew Member 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Hoyts Cinemas part-time

        Pros

        Working with the team and getting to know everyone

        Cons

        The pay was pretty bad for what you were doing as a crew member

        Advice to Management

        increase pay for staff

        Hoyts Cinemas2019-05-27
      • "Cinema Staff"

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        Former Employee - Floor Staff in South Brisbane
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Workplace was incredibly friendly. Managers were knowledgable.

        Cons

        Pay is quite low. Often target younger staff as opposed to older staff for pay cuts.

        Hoyts Cinemas2019-04-17
      • "Retail"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Hoyts Cinemas part-time

        Pros

        Good social environment for youngsters

        Cons

        Pay not good for a worker

        Hoyts Cinemas2019-04-28
      • "Best teen job"

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        Former Employee - Crew Member in Wetherill Park
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Not the standard 0900-1700; so great for high school. Discount movies and food and drink. Telling adults what to do.

        Cons

        No penalty rates. The pay is basic.

        Hoyts Cinemas2019-03-17
      • "Crew Member"

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        Former Employee - Crew Member in Melbourne
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great monitored training. Monitored KPIs enables you to track your individual progress. Fast paced environment. Cheap movie tickets. Big team so it's nice to talk to someone new every-time you come to work. Good first job or if you are new to customer service.

        Cons

        Managers hate it when you are talking with colleagues, even it it's quiet and you've done all the tasks you need to do. High pressure to constantly look busy. I would say that due to most of the staff being very young there is a lot of drama/politics. Strict with uniform. Weekly rosters are published very late.

        Advice to Management

        Implement monthly rosters instead of weekly ones. Allow your employees to have short conversations while being productive - this will lower your high turnover.

        Hoyts Cinemas2019-03-26
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