Appreciation Events

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Your expenses will be MORE than you make

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

I worked at Appreciation Events

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 ManagementAdvice

- 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

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Must Be A Team Player

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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