Customer Service (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – August 23, 2017
This was one of my jobs in high school that I briefly carried on with during the summers of college. I worked there for a few years and it had its general workplace ups and downs. The upper management was not very good in my opinion.
Usher (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 7, 2017
Typical days at work are pretty chill. Weekends are the most busiest days of the week unless there is a big movie out. I learned how to deal with certain people on a daily basis. Everyone in management are all good people. The hardest part of the job was when a new big movie was releasing. The most enjoying part of the job was seeing customers with smiles on their face.
The General Manager is amazing, but his assistant managers need more training. They can be either very controlling over coworkers or can be astray from their positions. Floor staff is very kind and almost willing to help with any situation.
Floorstaff (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – August 6, 2017
I've worked at Regal for a couple of years, and it's a pretty good job for someone to start out on. However, depending on the level of business of the theater that you work at, minimum wage isn't quite a fair wage to make at the job. Plus, the yearly raise is usually only a few cents (mine was 12 cents, so I made 8.37 by the second year) Customers are rude, your job entails a lot of dirty work (including cleaning dirty restrooms, picking up vomit, picking up garbage, etc), and management can tend to have extreme favoritism that can negatively affect your work attitude.
However, other employees can be a positive aspect that make the job worth it. Since many of the employees are in high school or college, work hours are very flexible. The benefits include free movie tickets (for only yourself and one person), and half off of 8 concessions items.
Overall, I liked working here at the start, and towards the end I really started to dread it. It's a good, temporary start - don't look forward to working here more than a year. You'll get fried very quickly.
Fun environment, flexible hours
Favoritism, low wages, very small raises, minimal benefits
enjoyable place to work at and great staff and managers
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Omaha, NE – August 5, 2017
Omaha stadium 16 was an enjoyable place to work at. the staff is friendly, as well as the managers. it was and still is my first job, and I had a fantastic time working there. but now, with the skills that I've accrued, I'm ready for a job with a sufficient hourly pay.
Regal recently acquired the company I used to work for. Nothing drastic has changed, but they are a much larger company and it shows - way more busy work and far less autonomy. On the whole, it's still a movie theater. Lots of fun when it's slow, and chaotic when it's busy. It's a great job for students, but I wouldn't suggest making a career of it.
Babysitting (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – August 2, 2017
my experience wasn't the best. I feel like management was poorly organized which made and already stressful job more stressful. The work load was often too much for minimum wage pay. left as quickly as i could but it helped me grow and taught me how to deal with stressful work situations.
FLOOR STAFF (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – August 1, 2017
Many would think working at a movie theater is busy, numb and time-consuming work. Surprisingly, working for Regal Entertainment Group was very fun and easy-going. An employee begins to feel like they are opening up a world of joy and excitement for each customer they assist. The theater itself is a place of almost enchantment. Once you get a hang of what your job-description entails, time will FLY by. The tasks include directing patrons to their theater, cleaning theaters after the movie ends, and selling food goods to customers.
Associate Manager (Current Employee) – El Dorado Hills, CA – July 30, 2017
Working at the theater is so much fun and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy first job that isnt fast food or retail. While you're still technically retail and selling items to people, you're selling them tickets to a movie, something they WANT to come and see, not something they HAVE to go and buy. The General Manager (my boss) is awesome and I've met a couple others from different theaters and they've all been very nice and helpful and everyone (except the newer floorstaff) knows what they're doing.
Great place to work, good break policies, friendly work environment, free movies
only full-time managers recieve healthcare benifits, little room for advancement
Cast Member (Floor Staff) (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – July 20, 2017
I really enjoyed working at my Regal theater. While we were frequently busy due to having many screens and being located in the middle of a shopping center, I learned how to help guests in a quick and efficient manner. My coworkers were incredible and it felt like they were another family.
Free movie tickets for guest and I, half off on concessions
Working concessions and cleaning up theaters as well as dealing with the occasional rude customer was a typical day at Regal. I learned how to operate a Point Of Sale system as well as the importance of a clean work station. The work place was mostly kids in college or still in high school and I got to learn what it was like to have a first job with a group of my peers. The most enjoyable part of the job is definitely the free movies that every employee gets.
Concession Worker (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – July 19, 2017
There would be multiple times that managers would make the schedule on the day that states on my availibility I'm unavailable. Its then our job to switch shifts or find someone to take my shift and if not you get documented. Poor professional skills.
Floor Staff (Former Employee) – Springfield, VA – July 19, 2017
During my time at regal valuable job experience was gained. Job experience that could have been gained anywhere. The job was not particularly demanding nor was there information needed to be learned past the beginning. The guidelines were strict, but easy to follow and the there was never enough floor staff or managers. It is an accessible first job, and that is the best thing about it.