Studio Movie Grill Employee Reviews

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Just bad
Runner (Former Employee) –  Tyler, TXOctober 4, 2018
This was the worst place I have ever worked. Typically 10 hour shifts without breaks or employee meals. It was very fast paced, which is okay but there were no breaks and you had to buy food. The place is very dirty. And the majority of employees are high school students. Lots of drama in the work place. Just not a healthy environment.
Pros
Free movie tickets, 50% off
Cons
No breaks, no employee meals
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fun atmosphere, easy work, free movies.
SERVER (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLOctober 3, 2018
Studio movie grill was a fun place to work, I made it a great time for coworkers but also for guests. some people lacked in keeping up with average tasks. way to many people working or not long enough. Head management needs a change, the CEO has no idea what goes on. FUN
Pros
discounts, movies, people
Cons
no advancement for best servers, inconsistent hours
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It is what you make it, and you can make it work for you
RUNNER/TACTICAL TRAINER (Current Employee) –  Marietta, GAOctober 3, 2018
Personally, it's a good part-time or first time job, mostly for high school or college students. The work you get is dependent upon your availability, so if you have open availability and want to work, it's a good fit. The hours can be long, depending on how busy it gets, so expect to be working a full shift every day (6-8 hours), if not longer. The system is pretty balanced but it can get hectic at times. They do have a system of advancement, but it can take time and may be overlooked.
Pros
50% food discount, free movies on off days
Cons
No regulated breaks, long hours
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Fun and Productive at time
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Arlington, TXOctober 2, 2018
I liked working for the company. It is just sometimes there were things that i didn't like such as nothing was really happening to the people who weren't showing up for there shifts or when people were late they usually just send them home. But sometime on really fast paced days people not showing up would cause the ones who actually showed up to work longer and a lot harder.
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Nice place for students
Supervisor, Line Cook (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 29, 2018
SMG is a great place for those who need a flexible schedule. There're many positions and it's easy to transfer departments. The best days are the ones that's most busy. Too much down time means hours are cut.. i.e. find something to do.
Pros
Discounted tickets and food
Cons
No real benefits
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horrible management as well as employee favoritism
Server/ Waitress (Current Employee) –  Bakersfield, CASeptember 25, 2018
the only way you get hours or make any money here is if you are sleeping with managers or you are one of the very few favorites, other than that there is no care for employees or for the company welfare, its a joke of a business!
Pros
none.
Cons
working there.
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Fast paced competitive work place
Runner (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 20, 2018
I spent a lot of time carrying large trays of food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages throughout the front of the house. It was a simple, but grueling job and the management was fair but stern. The hardest part of the job was running in peak hours when you were already tired, and the most enjoyable part was seeing free movies.
Pros
Cheap food, free movies
Cons
Short breaks, lots of walking/jogging
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Smg
Line Cook (Current Employee) –  Upper Darby, PASeptember 19, 2018
The bathrooms always make the halls stink. Management is not always fair, but if you get in their and do your job no questions asked, no wrong affiliation and the ability to communicate you should be fine.
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Great working environment and fun place to work.
Server/Waiter (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INSeptember 15, 2018
Working at Studio is fun honestly, seeing customers walk out with no complaints makes days 100x's better.The only thing I'd change is management they don't move fast enough, don't give breaks, and complain about small mistake and don't pay attention to big ones.
Pros
Free movies, Premier nights, Half off food, and Great tips!
Cons
No breaks and you're always on your feet.
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Great to have as a first job or to have flexible hours
Server, Bartender, Cocktail, and Director (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 12, 2018
Studio Movie Grill provided me with flexible working hours while I was going to school. They also were understanding with personal days, as long shifts got covered. A typical day at Studio Movie Grill behind the bar is opening in the mornings from Monday to Sunday; there is a list of opening duties one has to have done before the next bartender comes in which is at 4-6pm. The afternoon bartenders care more for the customers until the last movie to start ends the bartenders then have to clean the bar and have it prepared for the morning bartender. Studio helps with social skills also it helps be more organized, work well with others, gain leadership skills and be able to handle difficult situations with customers. The environment at Studio is very friendly.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
No breaks, No benefits, No holidays off
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Fun work environment
Ticket Seller (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 12, 2018
Workplace is a fun environment, they provide overtime, and managers are helpful. They provide an orientation a day before you begin working to explain your job role.
Pros
Free movie tickets, discounts on food.
Cons
No free food
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4.0
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Fast passed and good food
Server (Former Employee) –  Richardson, TXSeptember 10, 2018
It was a very fast passed job that usually kept you pretty busy.
I learned how to operate as a server here, great communication skills and how to efficiently be a server.
Also how to handle and take care of up to 50 to 80 guests at a time.
Pros
fun work environment
Cons
not always the best customers
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fun place to work and very productive
SERVER/TICKET HOST (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 6, 2018
I learned how to work under pressure with customers using my skills to serve and take form of money for tickets. Their was really no hard part about job, but making sure your customers stayed satisfied. The most enjoyable thing was making customers happy and keep coming back.
Pros
Free lunch, Free movies for family and friends
Cons
No breaks, and not enough pay for job
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it was a good experience to meet new people.
Cleaning Crew (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INAugust 30, 2018
It's a good environment to work with good people & good management team. & also a place to be happy & comfortable to work at no matter what creed you are.
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Good for teenagers, that's it
Box Office Employee (Current Employee) –  Tyler, TXAugust 29, 2018
It doesn't change at all from day to day work, no matter what section you do and you'll probably never move up on the chain of command unless you get real cozy with management.
Pros
Open about tattoos and piercings, half priced food, free tickets mon-thurs
Cons
no breaks unless you were working 10+ hours, corporate can't stick with a good thing, mentally exhausting after awhile
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Great place to make money. Poor management.
server (Former Employee) –  Pearland, TXAugust 28, 2018
Typically an employee is expected to work on a team to serve food to 1-6 theaters. You are expected to run food and take orders. The idea is great, but poor management made it difficult to work there. There were 6 managers at my particular location and they all disagreed on how the customers were to be served and they all had punishments for not serving the customers the way they wanted.
Pros
great opportunity for tips
Cons
poor management
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movies and food
Server (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 27, 2018
the hardest part to deal with were the costumers.sometimes they would be very impassaint.and made it harder for everybody around.i had to learn how to cook and fry food after becoming a line cook
Pros
discounts
Cons
extra break
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I love working here ,it’s makes me feel amazing . The staff there are amazing there very kind and treat others with so much respect
Runner (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 26, 2018
Jobs amazing I don’t regret a thing working here . I can say I’m actually surprised because however before I got the job people were saying it’s a horrible experience and your not going to like it , it’s been this job I’ve had so far .
Pros
Discount lunches
Cons
Poor management
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Good place to learn how to serve
Server (Current Employee) –  Richardson, TXAugust 26, 2018
Great place with good encouragement to grow. Great teachers and management helped me grow myself. A typical day would include serving around 100 guests and walking a lot, always on your feet for the entire shift.
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Fun place to work but it feels like im in high school
Runner (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXAugust 23, 2018
Everyone acts like hey are in high school. All the gossip going up and down. Poor pay to have us run up and down so many stairs. We don't have any lunch or dinner breaks at all.
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Poor pay
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