Freeman Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Joseph V. Popolo, Jr
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Pros
  • Freeman is a family owned business that provides good benefits and great working environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Benefits are slightly above standard (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is a struggle (in 3 reviews)

  • Way too many hours when a show is taking place (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Job Security

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freeman full-time

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

    Pros

    We are consistently busy, so there is year-round job security. Freeman has good benefits and tries to instill recognition programs to acknowledge key players' hard work.

    Cons

    We are so busy that many departments are understaffed. This creates a lack of customer service that this company considers its keystone. When someone doesn't take the time or have the time to get the proper information from clients, it ends up creating chaos downstream all the way to showsite/production. I feel sales are constantly pressured to generate more business, so it becomes a matter of quantity versus quality and everyone suffers with the consequences.

    Advice to Management

    If customer service is the cornerstone of this company, we need to be able to dedicate ample resources to provide this service.


  2. Anonymous

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freeman

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

    Pros

    Few to no phone calls or work requests after hours.

    Cons

    Too many IT systems, many of them legacy systems, and no central location for all data. Management more concerned about themselves than promoting knowledge and increased responsibility among employees. High school culture at branch offices. HR biased on the side of management, and didn't really work to resolve true issues. Smoking was allowed at the front of the office building where staff and clients enter. General feeling of "cliques" between different departments. "Boys club" of management, with outings at baseball fields and golf clubs, and then it was frowned upon if you didn't want to partake in these events.


  3. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and teamwork. Great benefits and work environment. Best and biggest company in the industry.

    Cons

    Pay is not so great, and long hours are expected.


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  5. Account Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Freeman

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

    Pros

    Multiple areas/branches of work to transfer within. Many long time employees.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of weekends with no returned compensation.


  6. just OK...get hired at the right salary, it won't change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Freeman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible, freeman has a great work/life balance. Some travel required for my position (10-20%). Flex time, and results oriented job.

    Cons

    lots of time wasted due to lack of management communication. little room for career growth. salary is 30-60% below market value. in 3 years of getting above average on performance reviews, i've gotten a 4.2% raise from when i started.

    Advice to Management

    get clear career plan, help people feel valuable instead of just giving busy work. Make sure management teams are on the same page prior to assigning tasks that change.


  7. Great corporate culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pto, esop and pretty good benefits for the industry.

    Cons

    The nature of the work can be demanding. Nearly every job works to a deadline which can be a juggle in the busy season. The pay could be better. But it could be worse.


  8. Trade show tech.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tradeshow Labor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Tradeshow Labor in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Freeman (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people ,the hours and the pay.

    Cons

    Locations, politics, extreme temps,old ideas.

    Advice to Management

    scheduling.


  9. GREAT company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freeman full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    This private company provides many opportunities simply not afforded to those in a public firm.

    Cons

    Very leanly staffed in all areas of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the culture that made us great!


  10. Customer Support Order Entry Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support Order Entry Representative in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Support Order Entry Representative in Grand Prairie, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You make your schedule weekly and as a part time representative there's even more flexibility than a full time representative.

    Cons

    Incestuous company, no growth unless you play the politics, work is not worth the pay, department is full of double standards and hypocrisy, and the drama is never ending since the department is young.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees instead of asking for advice on how to change and then ignoring it throughout the years. Realize the policies are meant to be followed but life is unpredictable and you have to use your judgement instead of referring to errors on paper that don't always apply.


  11. Great ethics, hard to get promoted

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Freeman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The highest leadership at the company have wonderful ethics, which makes you proud to work there.

    Cons

    It's very hard to get promoted unless you are in sales. They hire a lot of people in as VPs, especially in FreemanXP, and there are fewer worker-bees.

    Advice to Management

    Have promotion opportunities within the company.



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