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- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Terrapinn full-time (more than an year)Pros
I have been working at Terrapinn for close to a year in a production role. It started out pretty rough, mainly because I had NO idea what I was doing. I had no experience in the conference industry, and there was certainly a steep learning curve.
Although I struggled a bit at first, management is terrific and REALLY helped me develop in my role. I like that they actually welcome mistakes, as long as they are constructive mistakes that you can learn and grow from (god knows I made a lot of them). In less than a year's time, I progressed from being utterly clueless with zero experience in the industry to becoming a knowledgeable, confident and successful producer with multiple top-notch events under my belt.
I've also been a part of a not-so-good event, which, although not fun to be a part of, is a learning experience in itself. By seeing where I failed the first time, I was able to avoid the same mistakes in subsequent events. Now, I have pulled off consecutive top-notch events, developed some great relationships with industry leaders, and have a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of event production.
I've experienced a tremendous amount of personal and professional growth at Terrapinn, more than any other time in my life. Most of this is due to having really great people around me, but also working in an environment that affords you the flexibility to make mistakes, experiment, learn, grow and really take ownership of the events that you're working on. I can't speak for everyone, but I really feel like I'm part of a team that's building something great.
The office is filled with really awesome people from all over the world. I'm happy to call quite a few of them my good friends now.Cons
I would say it's definitely a sink or swim type of environment. If you can't sell, or don't deliver results, you won't last. Too often, people that quit or are fired tend to point the finger at other people. Sometimes you're put in a difficult situation, maybe even an unfair situation, but you have to be willing to take ownership of your projects and bust your butt. If you do, then you will get the recognition you deserve. There's no substitute for hard work.
Salary is largely dependent on the profile of the events you're working on. Some events are MUCH more profitable than others. But just because you get put on a "less-than-profitable" event doesn't mean you can't make it profitable if you put forth the effort.Advice to ManagementAdvice
You're on the right track. The office is really turning around and moving in the right direction. The right people seem to be in place and I think there are big things to come in 2015 and beyond. Just make sure you reward the people that deserve it and keep using positive reinforcement to keep morale high. It seems like a lot of the sales people can get really down on themselves if they're going through a rough patch.
The phone time thing is way overrated in my opinion. Quality of phone calls, not quantity, should be emphasized. Just my two cents.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Terrapinn.Interview Details
Contacted about a week after submitted my application. First round phone interview that lasted about 25 minutes. Mostly resume walkthrough, then received an invitation to come in for an in-person interview in the office at the end of the call. In-person interview was pleasant and lasted about 45-60 minutes. Met with only one person.Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- No real surprises. Give an example of a time you failed and why. Answer Question
Accepted another offer. Worried about retention.Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
Nothing beats the experience of meeting people face-to-face to gain inspiration, to learn and to do business. At Terrapinn, we curate events that stimulate the brain, spur creativity and facilitate meeting. Our conferences are major industry gatherings focusing on strategy, innovation and technology and our trade exhibitions are marketplaces for global business.
And we deliver focused industry training in person and on-line.
Terrapinn operates from a network of offices in London, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Dubai and Johannesburg. This gives Terrapinn events a...