Loved working there, meeting new people either guests or employees but with a completely new management team and a renovation to become a dine-in the stress level sky rocketed. Management doesn't care about you. You do more than how much they pay you.
don't work at Tyson's. Long work hours, no respect for the long hours you do for the company. They except you to stay late every day. There is no work life balance at all. GM only push employees to sell AMC stubs and meet goal so he can get his bonus but no manager receive.
One week you could be working 6 days a week another only 3 and how late it closes depends on the movies out and staff will ether drop like flies or stay for months the main problem was lack of communication
Crew Member (Former Employee) - McLean, VA - April 22, 2019
I worked at the AMC at Tyson’s Corner about a year ago, and I quit after about 3 weeks or a month. The managers were exceptionally lazy unless we were really busy, all except for one who was always running around. Many of them were also super condescending and demanding. The people who worked there were cool, though, and I made a few friends. However, they scheduled me as a porter (basically a sweeper) almost every weekend. I was left to clean the entire floor of the movie theatre either by myself or with one other person. He had tiny brooms and had to sweep the entire carpet clean, and they never let us use the vacuums. Every time we cleaned we had to start all over again. We also cleaned bathrooms, which was disgusting. I worked 9-12 hours shifts Friday, Saturday and Sunday, often working until 2 AM after a full day of school. We were allowed a 20 minute paid (or 30 minute unpaid) break, and no free food besides popcorn and tiny cups of soda. You get free tickets usually (when they’re not busy) and you can bring one other friend. You can also get a tiny discount on the nasty, overpriced food, but thats about it. It was NOT worth 10 hours nonstop of sweeping for free popcorn and some free movie tickets to literally the grossest movie theatre I have ever been to (the seats are disgusting and have been there for literally 20 years or longer). The teenagers who work there are grossly underpaid, especially when they’re working 12 hours and cleaning literally all day. It wasn’t fair that they would choose people to work concessions/tickets (the easy jobs) and then chose specific - more...
Free popcorn, free drinks, free movie tickets
Short breaks, long hours, low wage, unfair managers
If you are looking for a place to work that has team cohesion and work hours, this is where to apply. By being a member of the AMC Film Crew you automatically are given monthly free movie tickets and opportunities to work on your customer service skills. If you love movies, this is a great way to watch more and give recommendations in person.
Work breaks, team oriented
Lack of employer enthusiasm in employee advancement
Frequently called in at the last minute to cover for a no-show, no-show not really disciplined unless they flat out stop showing to work. Long hours, long days. Felt like a full time job, even while part-time. Every week you had to put up with some psychopath, and then you got to watch management bow and nod to the guy who just called you a worthless idiot (They would kick out people sometimes, but really only if they used profanity to express their irritation).
Honestly, my mental health drastically improved once I left.
The workplace resembled that of a high school hallway. There were cliques and obvious favoritism between associates and managers. Certain people would get away with certain things while others would be punished severely. Unhealthy work environment overall. Consistently understaffed and unable to provide more than a maxiumum of 20 hours per week.
Film Crew Member (Former Employee) - Herndon, VA - June 6, 2018
The working environment was very relaxed and easy going due to the similar age range of the employees and the easy-going managers . However the work was stressful due to technical issues occasionally and very low wage.
Always something to do, you either clean up each theatre sell movie tickets or sell snacks in the concession stand for half the day until you clock out. Some jobs are harder than others. Chill managers who are nice but stern and want you to get the job done. Co-workers were all really nice and helpful. The hardest part of the job is probably concessions on weekends because there is a high volume of people trying to get food that cooks really slowly.
Usher/Ticket Taker, Concession (Former Employee) - Vienna, VA - January 21, 2018
It's been nearly a decade since I set foot inside the AMC back-bar to begin unpacking and opening my shift. My hours were strange: Some days I would work all day and other days I would only clock in a couple hours, if they were over-staffed. The people I was surrounded by were very reassuring of my skills and attributes to the company, despite me still getting a hold of the ropes of what it means to be a worker in the food service industry. While I will only ever attend AMC theaters to watch movies and purchase popcorn these days, I can never deny the patience, generosity, and work ethic that the position had taught me so many years ago, that is still well-ingrained in me today.
friendly atmosphere, great manager, flexible hours
heavy work load, fast-paced duties, constant flow of movie-goers