Marketing Intern (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – January 10, 2018
This job was a great summer internship! Free movies and popcorn whenever you wanted was the best part. As a social media marketing intern, 3-4 interns worked on all of the content for the social media platforms. It was extensive work at times, where you would need to work off the clock on your own time to get it done. There would be days where I would clock out, go home, and work on postings until it was time for bed (multiple days per week). Workplace culture was fun and sometimes relaxing when you were caught up with content. Meetings were fun to participate in, and upper corporate management really does listen to everyones point of view. C! University classes taught a LOT about marketing and what its like working with daily operations in marketing.
free movies/ pop/ popcorn
heavy workload at times. work/ personal life balance
Cast Member (Former Employee) – Lansing, MI – January 8, 2018
- Flexible hours, worked well with my High School classes schedule and high load of customer service - Very fast paced environment, lots of physical tasks and moving around and high load of customer service - Communication is key when working here, have to help each other out, walkie-talkies become available - I always thought it was more fun when I got to clean theaters; therefore, you have to have great time management skills so that you can time yourself for the movies that get out in order to clean them - Hardest part of this job is multitasking and making sure you get everything the customer needs at the concession stand at a timely manner
Free movies, guest passes, movie screenings, flexible schedule, meeting awesome people
Job advancement not extreme, not the greatest food to eat, unpaid breaks
Cast Member (Former Employee) – Portage, MI – July 10, 2017
My CO-workers were very awesome! I always loved feeling like part of a family. I miss working at Celebration! Cinema. They were super supportive of my pregnancy as well. Very beneficial place to work and I would totally recommend it to anyone!
Collaborative, supportive environment with lots to do!
Marketing Intern (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – January 2, 2017
I interned for the corporate office of Celebration! Cinema while I was in college. I worked with the Marketing and Events teams, supervised by the director of online marketing and promotions. It was a whirlwind, fast-paced, instructional learning experience! I got to work on big community events, film release parties, direct email blasts, social media content of all kinds, and so much more. All the full-time team members treated me as an equal and were always happy to help or listen to my ideas. I was always working on multiple projects at a time, but never felt like I was being overworked or getting burned out. It was an amazing experience that I will always be grateful for!
Free movies, discounted concessions, access to movie swag
20 hours per week unpaid, additional attendance and help with weekend or off-hour events, responsible for social media posts at all times
Love this job, sadly there isn't much more to accomplish...
Communications and Promotions Manager (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – May 17, 2016
I would like to begin by saying that I love the company and my experience with it. If I could work with them for the rest of my life, or create a career here I would in a heart beat. They have a great work environment that strives to provide an excellent experience for both guests and workers alike. I've been blessed to meet some amazing people through my work here.
flexible work schedule, great work environment, great community leader
Manager, Customer Service Expert (Former Employee) – Grandville, MI – July 26, 2015
I developed the training program for Celebration Cinema and delivered it to multiple theatre locations during my time as manager for the company. Unfortunately, Celebration is greatly lacking in their opportunities for advancement, and they do not provide appropriate compensation for the level of performance they expect from employees. I learned a great deal about customer service from this position, as well as how to successfully manage up to 45 employees on any given shift. The most enjoyable part of the job was the wonderful relationships I developed with my co-workers and the valuable leadership skills I learned while there. Management at this company is driven by nepotism and rarely are people who do not know someone within the company hired or promoted. The most difficult part of the job was the expectations placed on managers at my level while the upper management did not adhere to or respect those same expectations. However, everyone that I worked with taught me something and I still have positive relationships with all of them!
Cinema Cast Member (Former Employee) – Benton Harbor, MI – June 16, 2015
This was a hard job- you actually have to be up for cleaning and being on your feet all day. However, the environment was super fun, all the managers were great, and the free movie perk was a real winner for me. It was one of my favorite jobs.
Director (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, Michigan – March 7, 2015
Celebration! Cinema is a great first job to have; however as I got older and my need for more money increased, it was hard to make a living off the minimum wage. The people are fantastic to work with, but at the end of the day, I couldn't afford to pay my rent but I got to watch movies for free. Overall, it's an easy job, can be stressful on certain times, if they paid their employees better, I would be more than happy to stay. I enjoy the management as a whole, I learned a lot about how a business runs. I moved on because I wanted a job that benefited society and truly helped people.