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Updated Jul 17, 2014
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    Something to think about...

    Events Management (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsCompany is on busline, nice office setting, The secretary "Kayla" is very nice and welcoming. They will confirm your time of appointment and/or interviews and are very professional when communicating for confirmations

    ConsI'm concerned with their time management for the candidates when it comes to keeping time for an interview. I understand that companies(especially at this time) are bombarded with applicants looking for employment but there is a standard that you need to uphold as a company during your hiring process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpread out your time more so that if your interviews last longer than expected, you have a little cushion for that next possible candidate's interview. I watched 3 possible candidates(all who came dressed well with their resumes in hand and ready to take on the opportunity) but for "time management" reasons could not stay to even start their interview. I don't know these people personally but who knows, they may have been great candidates for the job listed at that time. I was able to finish my interview process in which I only waited maybe 20 minutes for my interview, and I am now waiting on a call back but I felt for those individuals who were there before me and may have been having other "life issues" or obligations for whatever other reasons, but they all walked out frustrated. To another candidate who watched this happen they would've thought "another one bites the dust" and felt they had a better chance of getting the job but I was concerned a bit. Because if the company isn't punctual and at least fair with their candidates for employment, how fair are they with their employees? Just something to work on and think about I guess. I mean, would you stay around feeling like your time was taken for granted or not appreciated? I wasn't in their shoes but if I was I probably would've went on with my life as well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Wisconsin Events HR Manager responded to this review

    Jun 11, 2014

    Thank you for your feedback. We will look into our scheduling department and make sure that is not an issue. We definitely do not want anyone here to feel as though their time is being wasted! Our ... More
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    Scam Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLooks professional (on the outside) nice people that work there, hard-working atmosphere.

    ConsThis place is a scam, hands down. I was told I would be interviewing for a "public relations" position. The three-part interview process had me believing so. But once I got the job, and started to do the little meetings in the morning, I saw that this pace is just a huge joke. In NO WAY was I doing anything that has to do with public relations. Basically, you sell things in Sam's Club. These "events" are selling candy, weight loss pills and hair straighteners. After working three days there I saw it was a huge joke and I quit. "Direct Marketing"? Yea, right. You don't need a degree or a brain to work at Wisconsin Events.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You get what you put in

    Event Coordinator (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    Pros-learn from the bottom up
    -gain experience in marketing, sales, management, advertising, pr, communication, inventory, payroll, schedules, team leadership, etc. in an environment where it is OK to make mistakes
    -travel opportunities
    -excel quickly (not stuck in a position for a length of time)
    -a lot of professionals willing to help
    -bonuses
    -fun products, clients and events
    -growth (there are so many clients waiting to work with us)
    -team days
    -educational meetings
    -opportunity to make a lot of money

    Cons-right away people think this company is a scam when it is not - why would a sam's club ever allow a) a bs company in their doors or b)something that is a pyramid scheme in their building
    -too many people are easily influenced by others and should make their own opinions
    -you can easily be replaced if you don't have a good work ethic - just like in a sports team
    -if you have too many bad days you won't make as much money as you want
    -we don't have enough managers yet
    -some employees are not responsible enough to handle minor responsibilities or manage others, yet alone manage themselves and blame it on the current managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes assistant managers are given too much responsibility where the manager needs to step in and take control.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Wisconsin Events HR Manager responded to this review

    Jun 11, 2014

    Thank you for your review! We will consider your recommendations and are glad you are enjoying your experience thus far with our company. We look forward to continue to take on new clients and hope ... More
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    Event Coordinator

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you like SALES, then this is DEFINITELY the job for you.

    For this job you stand in Sam's Club and "promote" (i.e. Sell) their clients products. (Knives, Nail Art, Pizza, Makeup, Skin Care, Hair Straighteners, Weight Loss, etc).

    If you want to own a sales driven business...then this might be the place for you.

    ConsVERY High Turnover (many people don't last two weeks)

    LOW Pay=Commission/Performance). You get 18% commission of what you sell (IF you work alone...and after the company and Sam's Club's cut is taken out of it). But you get 9% if you work with another person (commission is split in half). if you are NOT a salesperson, then you will NOT make 35K a year...not even close.

    Products you sell have VERY low price points (good for the consumer but bad for the employee).

    Stand on concrete floors for long hours (wear comfy shoes).

    Long Hours (45-55 hours/week).

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more professional. Many times managers would swear...very unprofessional.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Wisconsin Events HR Manager responded to this review

    Jun 11, 2014

    We are sorry you feel that way about our company. Our company is all about building the brand awareness for the clients we represent. Sales is definitely a huge part of marketing, as goals to ... More
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    4 people found this helpful  

    The most positive, engaging, & beneficial workplace!

    Marketing Associate (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsMeetings: Educational, Positive, and Focused. A workplace that has Growth Opportunities. Very Team-Oriented, Results Driven, and Beneficial. Great place for college graduates to start their career and excel fast!

    ConsNot many downsides, however since there is so much teaching and training with each person sometimes not everything is done 100% correctly but mistakes need to happen in order to learn and grow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management team does an exceptional job with explaining why and how we do everything from an entry level stand point all the way to a management level and the advice keeps coming. Everyone in this company is here to help!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Wisconsin Events HR Manager responded to this review

    Jun 11, 2014

    Thank you for positive feedback! We are glad you are enjoying your time with our company and seeing the results you desired!

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