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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Freeman full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Friendly people. great hours, great benefits

Cons

long commute, private family owned company

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    Be prepared to work, work, work.

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    Current Employee - Operations in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Operations in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Freeman

    Pros

    Good money for the work, great benefit package, awesome amount of PTO

    Cons

    Way too many hours when a show is taking place. Your home life/family always comes 2nd when a show is going on. 18 hour days/20 day stretches working in 100 degree convention center with 30 minute breaks is sometime too much! Employee morale is very low. No bonus structure or way to make more money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more part time staff to help with large shows. Give more breaks to releive the amount of stress going on. Boost morale from time to time.

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    OK place to work, good benefits no real advancement opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Exhibitor Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Exhibitor Sales in Houston, TX

    I worked at Freeman

    Pros

    Good benefits. ESOP program with this company is attractive if you stay there long enough. Some perks from other companies in the industry: sporting event tickets, concert tickets, etc.

    Cons

    Company on the Good Ole' Boy system. You need to hang out with the right group to advance in the branch. Many family groups work here so they have each others backs and they tend to get good positions and not be held as accountable as the average employee. You don't really have an option to move up to the corporate side. This company takes the strategy to buy out the competition so most of the VPs and Execs are either long time Freeman family friends or were part of a buyout deal to keep them on as an exec.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some highly intelligent, and hard working employees in your branch offices. If you would really take a look you would find that you have many employees with MBAs and other secondary degrees working for GMs and managers with high school diplomas. Many of the people who hold these higher degrees and certificates do so because they hoped that it would gain them recognition along with there experience and open up better opportunities in the company for them. You will continue to loose the higher grade of employees because you fail to promote worthy people.

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