Marcus Evans

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Marcus Evans Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
256 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.  

    I'm a conference producer at Marcus Evans

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    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 an 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company!

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    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 an 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
  3.  

    Very interesting projects

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Offers great salary and benefits to its employees

    Cons

    Not the most professional work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discussing an employee's mistakes with them privately via email would make them more comfortable coming to for help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I've worked for Marcus Evans from 2012 to 2014

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    I've found that there are many benefits aside from the pay and networking.

    Cons

    The culture of promoting from within sometimes disrupts the correct evaluation of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your employees better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Opportunity to learn

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work, I count myself lucky.

    Cons

    None at this point everything seems great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps expand your relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company that values employees, but too much turnover in support staff

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marcus Evans full-time

    Pros

    I think the management is highly successful in allowing employees to accomplish what they are specialized in.

    Cons

    Sometimes projects aren't that diversified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more qualified staff with incentives to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity for growth

    Current Employee - Account Executive- Summits in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive- Summits in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Marcus Evans has helped me build a strong sales foundation and mentality that I will have with me for life no matter if I stay with the company for five more years or for my entire career. I have been with the company for three years now and can say that with no previous experience in sales, the road to success at ME was by no stretch of the imagination easy.

    This role is challenging in many different ways but for those who work hard and give it their all, the end result is very rewarding. Marcus Evans employees are trained to implement a challenger sales approach which is really designed to learn how to weed out the non-buyers and only spend time on the real buyers. This is a skill that can easily transition into any other sales role and is often recognized by the companies we reach out to. There have been countless times over the last three years where I have been offered a job in the middle of a sales pitch from the President of a company who is impressed by the way I can get them engaged and to talk about their business with me.

    It took me five months to get my first deal, which is longer than it takes most people. During these five months, I continued to receive encouragement and support from my direct manager who really made me believe that I would be successful—which is ultimately why I stayed. I received training on a weekly basis and had to invest a frustrating amount of time on the weekends and before and after work to make sure that I was doing all that I could possibly do to experience success. My successful colleagues would tell me that it would eventually “click” and finally after five months of really hard work, I got my first deal and am happy to say that this company is still my client three years later.

    Once you nail the process and truly understand the reasoning, sales begin to come consistently and that is when the opportunities within Marcus Evans really start to present themselves. Traveling to other offices around world, trip incentives, opportunities to launch brands of your own or build your own office within the Marcus Evans brand are all very possible and even encouraged by company if you have what it takes.

    Cons

    The base salary is definitely not something to write home about but the commission is amazing and if you are successful you can do VERY well for yourself even if you are young in your career. I want to stress that this job is not for everyone and that all of these amazing opportunities will not come to fruition if someone is not performing. Getting CEOs and Presidents on the phone is really really really tough and the job would literally be miserable if I was not good at doing so. If you are not competitive by nature or comfortable challenging people (professionally) to get what you want, than this job is not cut out for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in the technology aspect. I understand the computers on desks can cause major distraction and lower productivity, but the computers that are Available should be fast working to make time spent on them more efficient. This would lower frustration for a lot of people and increase a positive work culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I worked at Marcus Evans

    Pros

    Promote from within, peers are hardworking and supportive. Managers available at anytime .

    Cons

    Low base salary but if you work hard and follow program you will do very well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would show appreciation if Marcus Evans would address the sales floor next time he is in Chicago office. Last time he did not.

  10.  

    You get out of it what you put into it!

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    Former Employee - Team Leader - Senior Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Team Leader - Senior Sales Executive

    I worked at Marcus Evans full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Marcus Evans is a world class company that provides a top level experience for their clients. The training provided by management is very strong, and uncharacteristic for most sales positions. Having worked at Marcus Evans strengthened my skill set, and I would gladly walk back on staff if the opportunity arose. Interaction with upper management all around the globe is exciting, and they welcome creativity and out of the box problem solving skills. If you have the drive to succeed, this is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    This job is 'cut-throat,' turnaround IS high, but people must realize that if they are not making sales they are not just shorting the company, they are shorting themselves. The base is not significant, but people don't work at Marcus Evans for the base. If you plan to sit at your desk and NOT work hard, then don't plan on staying with the company long. This is a position for motivated self starters that are ready to learn, grow, and make money. If that's not you, then don't apply. AND don't come on glassdoor whining if you get fired. You are probably better off elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to have a more succinct plan in place for development and training goals for individuals. People who want to grow and succeed should continually be monitored, as the stronger the individual, the larger the asset they are to the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunity

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    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

    I welcome the opportunity and nature of the work.

    Cons

    It could to be more proactive and assertive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good, just need to open more positions for advanced opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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