SmithBucklin

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2 people found this helpful  

Great place to start a career for event services planning

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at SmithBucklin

Pros

Multiple client management and experience
Multiple tasking capabilities
Matrix business model
Gain more experience in association management
Corporate management team is transparent on business decisions

Cons

Sink or swim mentality as you profess up
Can easily get burned out if you are successful
Work life balance diminishes the further up you go
Unreasonable expectations from senior management about how to be perfect
Less support from upper management as you progress up
Silo effect across all team members

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Revisit the matrix model for the service units. Look into more account management to give people a chance to actually do something with their respective clients.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    office space, your TPS report

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at SmithBucklin

    Pros

    They higher fresh college grads.

    Cons

    overworker, underpaid, micromanaged, matrix managed, high turn over rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    A miserable experiene

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at SmithBucklin

    Pros

    Location and meet other young professionals.

    Cons

    Horrible salary. Management never approaches an issue head on, rather they talk about you to other co-workers hoping someone will confront the situation. The majority of management are down right lazy and push work off to the associates and coordinators - who essentially run the company's day-to-day work. Overall unfulfilling and not challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to, and apply suggestions from the coordinators and associates. They are the ones doing the day to day work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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