Marcus Evans

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Marcus Evans Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
280 Reviews
3.3
280 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's downtown in the NBC Tower so you can really people watch (in 11 reviews)

  • It's a great place to start off and I would say the hours are well structured yet flexible (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Like any sales job, the base salary is nothing to write home about (in 16 reviews)

  • Stealing your commission, leaving you to struggle on minimum wage (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marcus Evans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've been able to grow, relocate and change division with Marcus Evans. Most people aren't aware on how big this company really is, there's Ipswich Town Football Club, The Artists Partnership, THG Sports, World-Wide Productions, Linguarama and Marcus evans Conferences and Summits division.

    Cons

    As it's such a large company people constantly come and go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Met lots of new people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marcus Evans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I'm used to working with numerous types of people of all ages and backgrounds. What I have learned is, that for things to run smoothly you have to have great team.

    Cons

    The hardest part of the job is meeting deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time management training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Eye opening

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Sweden, ME
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Sweden, ME

    I have been working at Marcus Evans

    Pros

    Good place to start when you have nothing to do.

    Cons

    Bad salary and bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary and hon managerial skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible. Throw you to the wolves.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marcus Evans

    Pros

    Regular office hours holiday paid

    Cons

    Uppity people. Poor management attentiveness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your butt

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

    It's a positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marcus Evans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked on a wide range of conferences and summits throughout my career

    Cons

    The client/center agreement is not aligned too many miscommunications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of moving parts, and not enough resources to address them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best sales training one could ask for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marcus Evans full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Regimented environment that allows the sales people who are there to perform the opportunity to do so.

    Cons

    If you aren't a good salesperson you won't make a lot of money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great ongoing training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I wouldn't wish this place on my worst enemy!!!!!

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

    I worked at Marcus Evans full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice view of the Chicago River!!!

    Cons

    This is a scam job! Glorified pyramid scheme.... Can't use this experience on your resume'. Try explaining to someone interviewing you for a great job that you're one of the jerks from ME that harrasses them on a daily basis... Just let that sink in for a bit. Instead of harassing Fortune 500 companies all day to attend crappy, over-priced conferences, why not get a job in sales at a Fortune 500 company? Get yourself a real stepping stone into s career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some management skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Support in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marcus Evans full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm working for Marcus Evans and it’s a very good place

    Cons

    Inflexible office hours and no overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good team spirit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I'm a conference producer at Marcus Evans

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conference Producer - South America in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Conference Producer - South America in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marcus Evans full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This company has been in business for a long time they're a very large but agile, open for suggestions and keeping an eye on market trends. I'm proud to produce such high-end events.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work load can be over powering, but the end result is more than worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and see things through

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    You'll be appalled by this company.

    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marcus Evans full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn sales the hard way.
    This company does not have enough positives for a 20-word minimum.

    Cons

    Boiler Room environment.
    Terrible product in therms of quality.
    Lying is regular and encouraged.
    A company with nothing but salesmen. As in it's a very sexist environment.
    90% of the successful employees here would be fired at Fortune 500 companies.
    No CRM; heck, no technology whatsoever.
    No other skills than cold calling would be gained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management's conduct is appalling. If NBCUniversal knew what they were doing in their building, they would terminate their lease and kick them out for their detrimental business model and conduct.

    Whatever you do, make sure this company is never near your CV, resume and work experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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