Regency Theatres Reviews

Updated 9 August, 2014
Updated 9 August, 2014
13 Reviews

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13 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good overall to get some experience under your belt

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Regency Theatres part-time

    Pros

    the free movies was good. also the culture in the business was great. it was a young fun atmosphere. overall a good first job

    Cons

    for the work you did, the paid really bad compared to other companies. they were cheap with employees and didnt compensate them well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Horrible Management

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    Former Employee - Floor Staff
    Former Employee - Floor Staff

    I worked at Regency Theatres part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    $1 hot dogs, free movies(Mon-Thurs), good hours if that manager favorites you.

    Cons

    You don't get any hours if they don't favorite you. They ask you to do 5 thousand things at once and to have it done in 5-10 minutes. One of the lazy supervisors will pass my a big pile of popcorn and instead of sweeping it herself she'll ask someone that's already doing something to sweep it up. I honestly don't know how she became a supervisor. The manager that provides favoritism to some of the employees is fake and pretends that she cares but in the end she talks bad about you to other employees This whole theatre is a mess....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for a first time job.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

    I worked at Regency Theatres part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a very self explanatory job. It's a great introduction to working. It's a fun environment and the free movies are a plus. You'll get to know/interact with some really cool customers. Hard work is really appreciated.

    Cons

    Very often under staffed and half the employees working won't do thier jobs anyways. Poor management. Be prepared to lose faith in humanity. Though hard work is appreciated, it's hardly rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the way Andrew treats employees. Actually use six month reviews and work with employees who cannot or will not do thier respective jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Job

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    Former Employee - Team Member  in  Westminster, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Team Member in Westminster, CA (US)

    I worked at Regency Theatres part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very fun and friendly job for students, very flexible with schedules and management is great!

    Cons

    Not much room for growth as this is just a part time job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall negative experience, poor company culture.

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Regency Theatres full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -New learning opportunities
    -Experience in a fast paced environment

    Cons

    -Sexual harassment claims ignored
    -Often not helpful District Managers with little care for their jobs
    -Culture focused on making money at expense of others
    -No benefits for Assistant Managers, limited them to part time status to avoid providing healthcare
    -Incentives for frontline employees are almost non-existant, free movies limited to Mon-Thurs unlike employees in other theatre chains
    -District Manager Dwight Morgan exercised authoritarian rule over his General Managers, allowing them little control over their assigned locations
    -Worked for the company for six years and yet I never received an official performance appraisal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the entire culture of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    overall goo learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Marketing and PR Intern  in  Newport Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing and PR Intern in Newport Beach, CA (US)

    I have been working at Regency Theatres as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I learned how to plan events and market films to a niche audience effectively. I meet a lot of great people and made good contacts with the local community that can possibly help me land a job after college graduation.

    Cons

    the drive to work is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensate interns with a stipend or gas money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    This has been a horrible experience all around

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    Current Employee - Concessions
    Current Employee - Concessions

    I have been working at Regency Theatres part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free popcorn
    free soda
    free movies
    thats about it truthfully

    Cons

    Managers who sexually harrass female employees
    Low pay
    No advancement
    Assistant manager ego's
    Staff hours get cut constantly making it hard for employees to complete the expectations the theater owners want
    General managers who take their personal lives into the workplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the corporate office receives a complaint of sexual harassment of employee's you should probably get rid of the problem or your going to end up dealing with some serious consequences. Acknowledge the hard work your floor staff puts out to make the theater money and a raise or two every once in awhile wouldn't hurt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Usher/Host/Concessionist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regency Theatres part-time

    Pros

    Meet cool people, learned a lot about movies

    Cons

    low pay, poor management, no free movies,

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Fun, Low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regency Theatres

    Pros

    Fun
    great team members
    free movies
    1 dollar hotdogs
    flexible hours

    Cons

    low pay
    work so hard, little pay
    no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better to hard working employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Owners (Golin Brothers) Of This Company Have No Idea What They're Doing

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Azusa, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Azusa, CA (US)

    I worked at Regency Theatres full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people on the floor level. Co-workers are all in the suffering together. Respect from managers except for the few with a napoleon complex.

    Cons

    Broken, mismanaged and micromanaged, severely underpaid. The GM has no power, all orders come from the Golins (owners) who know nothing about running a theater. They care nothing about presentation quality, all their equipment is ancient. Their procedures are horrible, we'd be closing up at 3am even if the last show was at 11pm. Would force us to clock out and continue to work to avoid overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your GM's run the individual theaters. Don't assume you know how to fix things if you're never there. You are clueless when it comes to theater operations and all your pointless rules make working there a pain. The infrastructure of your nightly procedures are redundant and outdated making your employees do way more work than needed and staying overtime because of the broken system. You care nothing about your projection equipment and spend no effort in improving your theaters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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