SMG Management Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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SMG Management President and CEO Wes Westly
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Pros
  • great experience in entertainment industry (in 2 reviews)

  • Large global company with opportunities to move into other positions in other areas (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, weekends nights and holidays, however, this goes along with the industry (in 8 reviews)

  • there is no work life balance however this shouldn't be negative towards the company as it is the nature of the event world (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Box Office Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SMG Management full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Industry is constantly changing so you never get bored. The company allows each location to work independently for the most part, addressing issues specific to each venue's market.

    Cons

    Because each location works so independently of each other, advancement within the company is difficult unless it is within your own location.


  2. IT Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SMG Management

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

    Pros

    Good training for new employess

    Cons

    Long hours and not too many technical training sessions

    Advice to Management

    More technical training


  3. Don't do it for the money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SMG Management

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

    Pros

    Since it is a large company, you always have people to call for information or to bounce ideas off of.

    Cons

    It is very, very difficult to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward hard work, dedication, and loyalty.


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  5. Box Office Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SMG Management full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company! Fun industry! Great team work required in this industry which makes it more of a family than work!

    Cons

    Pay... Salary increases are hard to come by and there's little room for advancement within the building you're in. Beyond that salary increases are given at the same rate across the board, regardless of review ratings - which is very discouraging to those who work hard, and doesn't help those who don't pull their weight.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to increase salaries and you'll maintain higher performing individuals.


  6. Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Conshohocken, PA

    I worked at SMG Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great industry; great people below most senior management

    Cons

    Top heavy with senior management only interested in advancing themselves and cashing out on private equity purchase.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to reward people for hard work and be less selfish


  7. BOX OFFICE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at SMG Management

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great middle management,

    Cons

    not as competitive in salary


  8. SMG has been a very helpful company to be employed by.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SMG Management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SMG loves to promote within and develop employees

    Cons

    SMG pays low wages to full-time employees

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to reflect time worked.


  9. Work becomes your life

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Manager
    Former Employee - Event Manager

    I worked at SMG Management full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great co workers, exciting fast paced job and day to day was never boring

    Cons

    Terrible upper management. They don't truly care about you, only care about how much you will do for them for as little pay as possible. Give crap raises when you work very hard.


  10. GREAT place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Intern in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at SMG Management

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

    Pros

    Exciting environment, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Required to work some shows, but also could be a pro if you love live music/events


  11. Exciting company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator

    I worked at SMG Management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SMG really values helping you grow as a professional. Whether that be paying for membership in associations or training conferences, they help you become a more well-rounded individual for the next step of your career.

    Cons

    No room for growth in the company at that location

    Advice to Management

    The national average compared to what we make at this location was at $10,000 less



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