Pros: free popcorn and soda (on break only, wtf), two free movie tickets
Cons: short breaks (35 min), poor management, poor benefits, poor facility
First off, we don't get set days. You work whenever they feel like scheduling you. And they're VERY inconsistent with how many hours they give you. I went from 30 hours one week to 12 the next.
The managers are huge on playing favorites and making false promises. That's the worst I can say. They'll go above and beyond to accommodate for one employee – more... while the other gets treated like trash. And as for false promises, well, I was promised to be trained for concession within a week of employment. It's been three months and I'm still an usher. Meanwhile, BRAND NEW employees are being trained for concession and box office.
The managers are also by far the most cheap SOB's I've ever had to work with. Not sure if it's their fault or the company's, but you usually go to a theater expecting it to be nice and chilly. We always have two or three theaters that are hot. The main lobby is also hot. Some of our theaters also smell bad because of spills. Management does nothing for that either. Concession prices are overpriced as hell to the point where I feel bad for the patrons.
My co-workers are really the only reason this job is bearable. The job itself is fine. If I were to make a switch to another theater with better managers, I feel it'd be the perfect gig for me. – less