Red Frog Events Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
121 Reviews

3.3
121 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free things, like clothes when you go on an event, food and snacks in the office, lunch on Mondays, shoes, etc (in 13 reviews)

  • Travel opportunities, work experience in different fields, excellent networking (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • What this really means is that the full time employees liked some of the other interns better (in 48 reviews)

  • The work is very time consuming and LONG LONG hours when you are on a Warrior Dash (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great place to learn.

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    Former Employee - Tadpole  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tadpole in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Red Frog Events as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Environment. Group Culture. Great pay.

    Cons

    Hard to achieve a full time position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your interns .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to get hands on internship experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Red Frog Events as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Being part of the ground floor of this start up allowed me to really delve into actual work that impacted the company. I was also given the opportunity to travel to the events I helped coordinated which was very valuable.

    Cons

    Office politics play a huge role at this company. When I interned there, you could only a handful of interns would be picked out of at least 30 interns for full time positions at the completion of the internship program making the atmosphere uncomfortably competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should be more involved with the internal relationships of it's employee's outside of just work discussion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Red Frog Events Response

    Jun 9, 2014Assistant Director of Tadpole Development

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your experience at Red Frog Events. All feedback is valuable, so we are glad that you wrote in based on your experience. We strive to make the connection for ... More

  3.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Frog Events

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, learned a lot, has helped me with getting jobs since I've been an intern

    Cons

    long hours, lots of manual labor and little need for so many hands in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Red Frog Events Response

    Jun 3, 2014Assistant Director of Tadpole Development

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your Red Frog experience. Glad to hear that our networking and alumni connections have helped to further your job search process. Wishing you the best of luck ... More

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  5.  

    Volunteer Opportunity at Firefly Music Festival.

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    Former Employee - Glow At Firefly  in  Dover, DE
    Former Employee - Glow At Firefly in Dover, DE

    I worked at Red Frog Events part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience in teamwork and being helpful to guests as well as attending the festival.

    Cons

    The shifts for volunteer work were too long in the sense that working at the Hub at certain times.. There was nothing to do because shift times overlapped in the times everyone was at the festival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Timing is everything. Make sure the volunteers have jobs to do instead of sitting around bored waiting to be told what to do next.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Red Frog Events Response

    May 27, 2014Assistant Director of Tadpole Development

    Thank you for writing in to Glassdoor regarding your experience as a Glow Volunteer at Firefly Music Festival. We always appreciate the work that our volunteers do, and know that assistance on events ... More

  6.  

    Great experience while making life long friends in the process

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    Former Employee - Techasaurus Rex  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Techasaurus Rex in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Red Frog Events as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Creative culture with a huge open space.
    Learn how to mutli-task and meet business deadlines
    It's a great stepping stone to see what you really like to do as an occupation

    Cons

    Going to events and working over 14 hour days.
    Very small percentage of getting a full time gig here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership program to have a stronger management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Red Frog Events Response

    May 1, 2014Assistant Director of Tadpole Development

    We appreciate you taking a moment to write in about your experience with Red Frog Events. Glad you saw how much we value creativity and skill building as a company! We have modeled the internship ... More

  7.  

    Upbeat company with unique culture!

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Red Frog Events part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Diverse work and opportunities. Very hands on and encouraging of working/thinking collectively.

    Cons

    They don't hire many people full time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Red Frog Events Response

    May 1, 2014Assistant Director of Tadpole Development

    Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with Red Frog Events on Glassdoor. We are happy to hear that you felt you received a unique learning opportunity while with us, as this is ... More

  8.  

    A learning experience/unforgettable summer

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Red Frog Events as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Meet a ton of people
    Travel a lot
    Most things paid for by company
    Great environment
    Learn a lot about yourself and work ethic

    Cons

    Long hours
    A LOT of manual labor
    Poor conditions on site

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Red Frog Events Response

    Apr 16, 2014Assistant Director of Tadpole Development

    Thank you for taking the time to review Red Frog Events on Glassdoor. We love that you have recognized that we are an awesome company to network at and cure your travel bug with. We pride ourselves ... More

  9.  

    Fun but hard working summer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Frog Events as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company culture was amazing- you have a blast in the office and on site for events. They have awesome benefits and perks and the people are all around awesome!

    Cons

    Definitely some late nights/early mornings on site, but nothing that isn't expected in the life of an event planner!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Red Frog Events Response

    Mar 26, 2014Assistant Director of Tadpole Development

    Thanks for writing in to review Red Frog Events on Glassdoor! We appreciate the compliments received for our company culture! We know that a happy family works together AND plays together. We also ... More

  10.  

    I loved every day.

    Current Employee - RAD POLE  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - RAD POLE in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Red Frog Events for less than a year

    Pros

    It was awesome. You are handed a ton of responsibility. What you do with it is up to you.

    Cons

    Some shady hirings take place at the end of every class - it seems to be the trend. There is not a shroud of doubt in my mind that some people are hired over others because they are more popular and "in" with the full timers. That is not even a bitter excuse, trust me. I am about 2 years removed from the tadpole program and have no ill-will toward the company or anybody there. Like i said, I loved my experience...but just beware that you really are not hired based on how hard you work or what you contribute. It's kind of a crap shoot and a shame that the two CEO/Owners aren't more involved with who is who in the intern class. Instead they are just given suggestions by the full timers who get chummy chummy with interns that they like and wouldn't mind bringing on as a colleague to go to the bars with on Friday nights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just kinda be smarter about who you are hiring. Read these reviews. You have an awesome company and an unmatched culture...but don't you want to keep seeing it grow? Bring in people who deserve to be there...who want to be there!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Red Frog Events Response

    Apr 4, 2014Assistant Director of Tadpole Development

    Thank you for being honest about your time here at Red Frog. We are both glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience, as well as appreciate the feedback you have provided. Each company is unique in ... More

  11.  

    I had an incredible experience at RFE and I gained experience in a wide variety of event coordination functions!

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    Former Employee - Event Coordinator  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Red Frog Events as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company culture is unique and fun, there are a ton of office perks, unlimited vacation days, free catered lunch on mondays, travel opportunities, and a cool office theme (Camp RFE).

    Cons

    Difficult to get a full time job (they only hire from within, and only a few interns are offered full time positions). Also as an intern, there are some tasks that are undesirable such as doing actual construction work on-site at events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more carefully to employee feedback

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Red Frog Events Response

    Mar 20, 2014Assistant Director of Tadpole Development

    Thanks for taking time to review Red Frog Events on Glassdoor! We appreciate the compliments regarding some of our cultural perks and we're thrilled you enjoyed them during your time at RFE! We also ... More

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