Regency Theatres
2.1 of 5 9 reviews
www.regencymovies.com San Diego, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 29, 2014

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Lyndon Golin

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Overall negative experience, poor company culture.

General Manager (Current Employee)

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 Senior ManagementRevamp the entire culture of the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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overall goo learning experience.

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

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

ProsI 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.

Consthe drive to work is terrible.

Advice to Senior Managementcompensate interns with a stipend or gas money.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This has been a horrible experience all around

Concessions (Current Employee)

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

Prosfree popcorn
free soda
free movies
thats about it truthfully

ConsManagers 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 Senior ManagementWhen 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Regency Theatres part-time

ProsMeet cool people, learned a lot about movies

Conslow pay, poor management, no free movies,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fun, Low pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Regency Theatres

ProsFun
great team members
free movies
1 dollar hotdogs
flexible hours

Conslow pay
work so hard, little pay
no benefits

Advice to Senior Managementpay better to hard working employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

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

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

ConsBroken, 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 Senior ManagementLet 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A lot of multitasking due to skeleton crews

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

I have been working at Regency Theatres

ProsFree movies and discount on concessions stand

ConsA LOT of responsibilities and staff the bare minimum

Advice to Senior ManagementHave more leeway on payroll in order to allow management to oversee staff instead of cleaning theatres and bathrooms

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It is okay. Some people really like others hate it. It depends on how you view things.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Regency Theatres

ProsFree movie tickets for the employees. Free soda and popcorn when your on break.

ConsThere is not very much opportunity for advancement. Not the companies fault people just never quit.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees more instead of believing everything the crazy customers make up.

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Just Okay

Team Member (Former Employee)
Perris, CA (US)

I worked at Regency Theatres

ProsThe easiest job you'll ever have!

ConsAt a certain age its pathetic to still be working there.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote managers that can manage! If the maturity level is not there, don't promote them just because they have been working there since birth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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