Global Spectrum Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Great for College Kids

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Spectrum

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere in the office

    Cons

    Can be slow during the summer months while students are gone


  2. Box office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ticket Office Representative in Miami Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Ticket Office Representative in Miami Beach, FL

    I have been working at Global Spectrum part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work before for Convention Center as Purchasing Manager and the professional way you are treated as a employee is the best.

    Cons

    salary could be better, but economy is so bad that they try to help you out in different ways.

    Advice to Management

    keep the good work


  3. Coordinator

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

    I worked at Global Spectrum

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Plenty of opportunity to grow within the company. Buildings all over the world. Great hands on experience.

    Cons

    Might be asked to transfer to another building in a different state or country with little time.


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  5. Care for employees both full time and part time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Global Spectrum

    Pros

    - Care about their employees
    - Competitive pay
    - Decent benefits
    - Discount tickets to events/free tickets in some cases
    - Management acts professional towards employees
    - Work in one facility then it's easy to get work in other Global facilities

    Cons

    - Pay varies between facilities depending on contract with facility owners
    - Parking not always free to employees at certain venues

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your employees suffer at venues where the contract with the building owners is less than ideal. Paying for parking and not being allowed to drink a certain type of coffee is not a freelancers problem to deal with.


  6. Poorly paid, low end work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guest Services in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Guest Services in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Global Spectrum part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to watch local sport events. The ability to schedule your own hours.

    Cons

    Poor management. Little interest in workers remaining happy.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that customers only see the guest services people, not the team leaders or managers.


  7. Office Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Global Spectrum

    Pros

    The hiring process was pretty fast. Regular office hours. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Too much turnover, employer does not seem to care about employees.


  8. Good, but a former supervisor chose to attack my character for a minor infraction of comoany policy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Global Spectrum (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay for the amount of responsibility involved.

    Cons

    Supervisor who couldn't separate the infraction from the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees before accepting mid-management decisions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Experience depends on location of venue

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GM/Assistant General Manager/DOE/DOO
    Former Employee - GM/Assistant General Manager/DOE/DOO

    I worked at Global Spectrum

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

    Pros

    In the past the company provided a great mentoring program, diversity committee, leadership development program, and corporate support system. The company is rapidly aligning with Comcast-Spectacor, their parent company, and those programs are being slashed or streamlined to be the Comcast programs.

    Each experience will depend on which venue you work for. Some have a great client, such as a municipality or BID, and management.

    Great people throughout the company.

    Each venue is seen as autonomous sometimes allowing for flexibility and creativity regarding events.

    Cons

    The company culture used to include conferences where you could network with many other facilities, these have not been held for several years as the company has moved towards "One Comcast".

    Because each experience depends on location the work/life balance and management competency varies by location.

    Business development often oversells the company's ability leaving the people on the ground to struggle through understaffed and underfunded operations particularly in new venues.

    Independence and lack of oversight at many locations allows poor leaders to take advantage of their autonomy leading to unscrupulous work policies, procedures and demands, particularly of full time staff.

    The company often promotes too quickly, breeding incompetency. Interns from the Philadelphia market are often sent to markets under prepared.

    Middle management is often severely underpaid for the work done while executive management receives high salaries and bonuses.

    Company is "arena-centric" and many of the VP's do not consider non-arena venues to be as valuable.

    Advice to Management

    Company culture should not fall to the wayside because of alignment with Comcast's policies.

    More oversight and investigation into all departments by RVPs would eliminate the loss of talent and accounts. Speak openly with employees at the director and manager levels to actually understand what is going on at the venue instead of taking the GM's word at face value as many issues, specifically those the GM may be causing, go unnoticed and addressed because of a lack of oversight.

    Appropriate compensation for workers, ensuring each venue has the proper equipment and tools to do the job pledged, and setting realistic budget expectations should be considered at the business development level. Over-promising only forces new venues to under-deliver.

    Promote more female managers and RVPs, the company still has a "boys club" feel, especially at conferences.


  10. Camera Operator

    Current Employee - Camera Operator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Camera Operator in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Global Spectrum part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and some great connects are made in the process. They know how to handle vents like no other company.

    Cons

    Nothing to really complain about. Wish I could've received a better looking photo ID when I started working.


  11. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Spectrum

    Pros

    Really great internship experience with Global Spectrum.

    Cons

    A lot of free time, would have liked more opportunities to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Have more of a schedule, give more responsibility to the interns.



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