Team Member in Leicester Square, Greater London
At times fun, other times hard
As with all large companies, while working here can be enjoyable and you can make great friends etc. There is a constant air of if you make a mistake you’ll be out the door. Lots of work paranoia, co-workers reporting other co-workers, teacher-esc managers warning you about your expendability. Dismal pay, but easy work once you get the hang of it, and some great benefits (free tickets).
Team Members were a great bunch to work with
Middle management were too inexperienced and had no man-management skills at all. No common sense was used when dealing with situations that should have been sorted out informally (ie) "couples" working together
Team Leader in Birmingham
The job role is challenging and enjoyable... just not with this company.
I worked for the company for 5 years. I enjoyed it, even though it was stressful when it was busy and the hours were long you knew that you had shared the experience with a good team to have fun with during and after shift. I was luckily enough to progress to Team Leader but the process to become one can take years and then it depends on if there are vacancies for these positions at your site or somewhere you are willing to travel to. I was trained to become a supervisor for 2 years but then the company had a management change so that job role didn’t exist anymore, so I then had to retrain for another year for pretty much the same job. During all of this time, I was only being paid my TM wage with double the responsibilities. During the pandemic, the already problematic head office, their lack of communication skills became even worse. During the first lockdown, they pretty much laid all staff members off before furlough was announced. We found out all major developments of the company, closing etc, through the news and internet articles rather than directly from the company. (Friends who still work for the company, have found out that they are due back in May from sky news and still have not received information from the company). On the last day of us being open in October, before the 2nd lockdown. At 6:30 in the evening, I was sent an email on shift, that I had 3 days to decide if I wanted to take redundancy or unpaid leave until they reopened, which was clearly unknown. I decided to take the redundancy option as I needed to have some form of money to fall back on. When the government announced furlough was being extended at the end of October, I tried to return to the company as I was still in my notice period and still hadn’t received any money yet, but the company took a month to get back to me just to reply informing me that they had decided that they were not reversing their decision. Since then, I have had my redundancy payout, many friends in management and team members have informed me that they are now advertising TL and manager roles instead of promoting from with in the company as head office didn’t predict just how many people would take the redundancy option or leave during the pandemic. The job was originally enjoyable but this past year has shown just how out of touch and how ruthless the company is to its staff. The job role is challenging and enjoyable... just not with this company.
Starbucks Barista in Rushden, Northamptonshire
I worked as a barista and it was the best job. The team was great and I had the most supportive manager who actually cares about her staff. The pay is okay but it’s an easy job so you can’t complain.
Team Member - Part Time in St Helens
Best place to work
My time at Cineworld has been incredible and I still work there. They encourage you to progress and my colleagues are the best. This is genuinely the best job I’ve ever had and words can’t begin to describe how much I love it here. We are a family!