Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Cinema Chain
  • Year established:
    1930
  • Website:
    http://www.odeon.co.uk
  • Contact
    • St Albans House, 57 - 59 Haymarket, London, London, SW1Y 4QX

About ODEON Cinemas Group Limited

ODEON Cinemas are Europe's leading cinema chain, ‘fanatical about film’? in every language.

ODEON Cinemas are the number-one exhibitor in the UK, Italy, Spain and Ireland and a significant player in Austria and Portugal.

Oscar Deutsch opened the first ODEON cinema in 1928 in Brierley, Staffordshire. The first cinema branded ‘ODEON’ was Deutsch's cinema at Perry Bar, Birmingham.

ODEON Cinemas became part of the Rank Organisation for the next 60 years. After various sales and acquisitions, ODEON ended up in the hands of AMC Theatres in 2016.

Today, London-headquartered ODEON Cinemas have 2,200 screens in seven countries and 120 cinemas under the ODEON banner in the UK. The current Chief Executive Officer is Mark Jonathan Way.

Perks for staff include free unlimited cinema and the chance to go to previews, 40% off food and drink in stores, a bonus scheme, on-the-spot scratchcard rewards, guest passes and flexible working.


What is it like to work for ODEON Cinemas Group Limited

My Manager
My Manager
Bi-annual reviews assess performance against key objectives, accounting for 50% of overall performance review ratings. Performance against the expectations of their day-to-day job roles also forms 20% of the overall rating. How personal behaviours line up with the company behavioural framework is also assessed.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Free fruit Wednesdays are popular in the support offices, employees are encouraged to do charity work - such as bake sales or personal physical challenges - and the firm has contra deals with local gyms to give colleagues free or reduced memberships.
My Team
My Team
There are annual conferences for different groups of staff. The UK General Managers' conference rounds-up the year, recognises great performance and is followed by a meal, party and paid hotel stay.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    114

  • Staff Turnover:

    20%

  • Average Age:

    22

  • Earning £35,000+:

    4%

  • Male : Female:

    51% / 49%

  • Staff:

    5177

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