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Showcase Cinemas

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  • People are not paid enough to live on

    Does Showcase Cinemas pay enough to live on?

    People are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    80% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Showcase Cinemas pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    100% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Showcase Cinemas?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 80% report getting one week notice or less
    • 20% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Not great
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Showcase Cinemas head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    60% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do Showcase Cinemas workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • No career progression

    Are people given support to progress at Showcase Cinemas?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Good
  • People aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Showcase Cinemas?

    Most people don’t feel stressed here

    How we know this

    60% of people say they don’t feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Showcase Cinemas managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    60% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Showcase Cinemas?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    80% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Showcase Cinemas recommend working with their team?

    People recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Showcase Cinemas feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    80% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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How Showcase Cinemas ranks

Showcase Cinemas ranks 2nd to work for in entertainment company employers

  1. 1 Center Parcs
    6.7
  2. 2 Showcase Cinemas
    6.4
  3. 3 The Rank Group
    6.1

Showcase Cinemas job reviews

  • Best thing

    Flexibility

    Worst thing

    Customers, boredom , routine

    6.0

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The other staff

    Worst thing

    Being moved around on other departments we don’t want to go on, and they say that they want to train everyone but they don’t move anyone

    4.6

    General assistant, November 2019

About

Showcase Cinemas is an international cinema company

showcasecinemas.co.uk

Jobs by location

  1. 2 job openings

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  3. 1 job opening

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

80%
1 week or less
20%
2 weeks

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

80%
by the hour
20%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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