Hargrove

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Hargrove Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
8 Reviews
2.7
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    I have been here a little over 6 months and I really enjoy the people, the creative minds, etc.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lanham, MD

    I have been working at Hargrove full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are awesome, great sense of pride in work, the company is very reputable in the event/trade show industry and that is reflected in the employees passion for what they do; very flexible work schedule for many; great opportunity for people in the creative or account management arena to get their feet wet, especially right out of college.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges are communication between departments, senior leadership is still a bit archaic in their approach to employee engagement; need better work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill, take the controls down a bit. Allow department heads to put together programs that will not just benefit their employees, but the company. Be an example!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hargrove

    Pros

    Good people, nice facilities and decent pay.

    Cons

    Scattered management structure, somewhat disorganized throughout the divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in an independent group to analyze the company structure to optimize the team for stabilization and set up for steady growth and profits.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lanham, MD

    I have been working at Hargrove full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    No day is the same, everyday a new and different project in places most people only see on television

    Cons

    Lack of constancy in yearly reviews. We get told something different every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the people that actually get the work done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hargrove as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Large company with lots to learn from. Great coworkers and mentors available. Always something to do around the office. Beautiful office, and love the events that are being put on.

    Cons

    Those who work in "lower level" positions do not get paid for the amount of hard work they are putting in, while higher ups are sitting around not knowing how to work a copier/scanner getting paid much much more. Not really any room for growth either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some credit to your employees, they deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Over-worked and Under-paid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hargrove full-time

    Pros

    You get paid every week

    Cons

    No support from senior management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Weird

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Lanham, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Lanham, MD

    I worked at Hargrove full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hargrove is located close to DC, is very commutable from all mid Atlantic areas (MD, VA), And has a long history and a good reputation.

    Cons

    It was the strangest place I ever worked. People didnt make friends with each other, nobody spoke to each other unless they had to for a project, it had the weirdest vibe of anyplace I have ever been.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great Flexibility

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Hargrove

    Pros

    Great family oriented atmosphere
    Overtime pay
    Flexible hours
    Pay

    Cons

    Health Care premiums
    Coordination between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good if you're good at sucking up

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lanham, MD

    I have been working at Hargrove

    Pros

    Hargrove can be a laid-back place to work, but it does have its times, especially when a lot of shows are going on at once. A sense of family is placed on the employees and many employees in fact are the very best of friends. The company is not huge and everyone knows everyone else for the most part. There are planned activities often enough that try to get the employees closer together, and the company has recently started a "go green" initiative as well as community service events to help out.

    Cons

    Moving up is not easy, and is primarily done by networking, not skills. You have to be very close to your "superiors" to have them put in a good word for you. Management is shady often enough. A few employees over the years were fired in weird ways, such as notifying a critical employee just after leaving work not to come in the next day. Another employee was forcibly logged out of his computer and later told to leave. In this and other situations, emails were later send out describing completely different events. You have to remain on everyone's good side to be secure here. Benefits are also not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent! Care more about your employees, and get some modern water fountains.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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