Appreciation Events

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  1. Must Be A Team Player

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I have been working at Appreciation Events full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Here we have good pay and hours. All employees are treated fair and respectfully. My manager is nice and he does not hover. I have my own independence here and get along well with everyone. We all work together as a team and this company is very well-rounded.

    Cons

    Hard work. Long days. There could be more perks.


  2. Good for the basics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Appreciation Events full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn basic skills like how to communicate with potential customer. Learn how to manage time. Requires serious time evaluation and balance. Some travel. It can be nice to get out of the office It can be competitive which is a great skill to develop Social

    Cons

    You don't make any money The financial structure is never explained so it can be deceiving Requires a lot of time No reimbursement Little to no growth opportunity No benefits

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the position, costs, and benefits


  3. I enjoyed working for Appreciation Events

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Appreciation Events full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Client orientations. These are meetings with pro sports teams, entertainment venues, spas, restaurants, etc. -Paid Training. It is commission based but they do help with paid training the first 4-6 weeks. -Transparency: There is a system in place that shows how someone moves up in the company. If people are willing to work really hard it is rewarding. -Employees/Atmosphere: The employees are younger and energetic. It is a very upbeat workplace. -Appointments: Event Coordinators get to go on appointments with large companies in their marketplace. -Meeting People: Constantly get to meet new people, learn about companies and different industries.

    Cons

    -Hard Work: It is really hard work. -Morning Meetings: They meet every morning at 7:30am for a morning meeting. -Long Days/Nights: There are some long nights as well. -Promoting: Employees have to promote every event two weeks beforehand. This is pretty stressful because you have to plan and promote 2-3 places a week. -Commission Based: It is 100% commission based. This works out well for some people (no cap) and not so well for some people.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Must be entrepreneurial minded

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Appreciation Events

    Pros

    - set own hours (after training) - no cap - 100% commission based - easiest product to sell - current book of business top notch

    Cons

    - management team over looking alternative ideas - 100% commission - regional support - benefits (zero) - life cycle of success (too long)


  6. A job is what YOU make it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Appreciation Events full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work and socialize with, nice environment, lots of social outings to cool places, meet lots of people, ability to gain discounts if you are visiting a restaurant or attraction that they have as a client

    Cons

    The pay can be really rough, gotta be dedicated, not much room for professional advancement, a bit unorganized in terms of leadership,


  7. Your expenses will be MORE than you make

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Appreciation Events

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - 39% of net profit (Event Coordinator level) - 68% of net profit (Owner level) - not an office job, somewhat fun - travel within the GTA - orientations with business vendors - great learning experience, if you tough it out

    Cons

    - NO BASE (warning: should be well off, and want to do this as a hobbie) - must have a vehicle, doesn't matter if borrow, purchased, or rented - you need a vehicle to get from A to B - kms, gas, cell phone - get ready to rack up on YOUR credit card. ie. always on the road, opposite ends of the GTA and making cold-calls on your mobile (THEY DON'T REIMBURSE YOU) - 7 am meetings (not paid for), ridiculous - if you've been there longer than 3 months - like every sales role, territories will be worked up; you have to persevere. - shady colleagues (non-stop cattiness, it's your business, so people will climb on top of you if they can. ex. steal a lead within your territory) - more than 12 hour days if you want to survive with this job/at this company - if successful, and become owner, your expenses could drag your earnings back down if the team you run, does not do well

    Advice to Management

    - TELL THE CANDIDATES WHAT THE ROLE, REALLY IS, because this wastes both parties time - OFFER A BASE, even if it's minimum wage, AFTER probation period - considering EC has met requirements - HAVE SET RULES - DON'T MAKE EXCEPTIONS and show obvious favourites


  8. Helpful (2)

    If you want no life outside of work, this is a job for you

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Appreciation Events

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Sometimes can be a fun place to work. Fun job Meet lots of people Travel to different places Sell a product that is really worth the money

    Cons

    They do not understand that you have a life outside of the office. Want you at work at 7am for a meeting Expect you back at the office at 6pm for another meeting Expect you to do most of your work on your off time (evenings and weekends). Full of promises, but most are lies. Make you think you will get your own office and make hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for your slave labour in the two years it will take to get that office (if they ever really give you one).

    Advice to Management

    Understand that a job is not who you are, but is just a part of you. Don't make promises you will not keep. Treat employees with respect and don't talk bad about them behind their back. Remember that you have a good product, but without good people, you have nothing.



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