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Hoyts Cinemas Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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3.3
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49%
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54%
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Damian Keogh
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "50 cent movie tickets, nice people to work with(in 14 reviews)

  • "Amazing benefits including extremely cheap tickets and candy bar items(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Head office is strict on payroll(in 5 reviews)

  • "No existen los fines de semana, los horarios son completamente rotativos(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hoyts Cinemas full-time

    Pros

    Great team and exciting company changes with cinema refurbishments

    Cons

    At times resources can be stretched

    Hoyts Cinemas2017-07-19
  2. "Great work place not so great management"

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    Former Employee - Floor Staff in Chadstone
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hoyts Cinemas part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly coworkers, workload isn't a lot, great employee perks and discounts,

    Cons

    - Relatively low pay - Favouritism within management as most managers were previous workers that have been promoted so they always favour their friends and older staff - Some managers made their dislike towards new staff rather obvious - Some managers could be rather snarky and standoffish at times - Skills gained at Hoyts aren't extremely beneficial or relevant when hunting for other jobs

    Advice to Management

    I think majority of the management team at chadstone hoyts were very professional and friendly, however my advice to the latter would be to act more professional as this is a workplace and put your opinions and judgement of others aside and treat all staff equally and with respect.

    Hoyts Cinemas2019-07-18
  3. "Floor Staff"

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    Former Employee - Floor Staff in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hoyts Cinemas part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome team of co-workers who work hard and play hard. Very cohesive as an entire team, and the managers are especially amicable too.

    Cons

    Not really any downsides that I can think of. It was a very positive and enjoyable environment to work in.

    Hoyts Cinemas2019-07-15
  4. "crew member of hoyts etc"

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      Former Employee - Crew Member in Melbourne
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Hoyts Cinemas part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The people are amazing to work with!

      Cons

      The pay could have been better

      Hoyts Cinemas2019-06-19
    • "Fun people to work with, but managers will take advantage of you"

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      Former Employee - Frontline Crew in Blacktown
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Hoyts Cinemas part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Cheap tickets - The staff - Unique place to work at during high school

      Cons

      - Pressure you to stay back to late hours e.g. midnight even when some kids have school the next day. - Location Manager pressures staff to ditch their prearranged plans with mates or even school excursions, because "Hoyts comes first". - Location Manager is beyond stingy with Ben & Jerry's shirts. Kept them locked in her office, and staff had to wait till their shirts were tattered and smelt of spoilt milk before...

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      Advice to Management

      You're working with a majority of kids who are aged 15 - 17, loosen up. Even though they're younger than you treat them with respect. You work at a cinema, it's not that deep. Get FairWork involved.

      Hoyts Cinemas2019-06-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Unfair"

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      Former Employee - Cinema Worker 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Hoyts Cinemas part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Cheap movie tickets and discounted popcorn

      Cons

      They don’t allow you to cancel your shift even if you give advance notice. If you have an exam or SAC the next day they won’t allow you to cancel a shift to study. They are only flexible for their own benefit. Most businesses understand this works both ways.

      Advice to Management

      Somebody is going to take this further, think about how you treat your staff. Fairwork should get involved.

      Hoyts Cinemas2019-06-14
    • "Great Job"

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      Former Employee - Team Member in Mount Druitt
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Hoyts Cinemas part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Fun environment, friendly co-workers, excellent benefits

      Cons

      Not flexible, management are young

      Advice to Management

      Please take your young co-workers social lives into consideration when rostering!!

      Hoyts Cinemas2019-05-28
    • "good benefits, poor employee relations"

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      Current Employee - Cinema Worker 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Hoyts Cinemas part-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Really good benefits in regards to movie tickets and candy bar items, thought restrictions often placed on these

      Cons

      Poor effort in keeping employees happy and willing to stay on Management encourage high turn overs, try to squeeze out older staff Very little inconsistency in company policy, always changing. Never communicated effectively with staff who then suffer as a result

      Hoyts Cinemas2019-06-03
    • "Review"

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        Former Employee - Crew Member 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Hoyts Cinemas part-time

        Pros

        Working with the team and getting to know everyone

        Cons

        The pay was pretty bad for what you were doing as a crew member

        Advice to Management

        increase pay for staff

        Hoyts Cinemas2019-05-27
      • "Cinema Staff"

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        Former Employee - Floor Staff in South Brisbane
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Hoyts Cinemas part-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Workplace was incredibly friendly. Managers were knowledgable.

        Cons

        Pay is quite low. Often target younger staff as opposed to older staff for pay cuts.

        Hoyts Cinemas2019-04-17
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