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marcus evans Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
1983
Company - Private
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
The marcus evans group has over 30 years experience producing business events.

We help clients achieve their strategic goals by providing market intelligence that’s nearly impossible to find alone when time and resources are ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide our clients with the information and insights they need to sustain their valuable competitive advantage.

Our vision enables the team to produce innovative, inspirational and indispensable products & services ... Read more

Company Updates

  • The 'Jeans for Wishes' campaign runs until the end of March. We're currently ranked 6th in Chicago/ Illinois. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPRg

    Wishmakers - Home

    Join the Wishmakers at Work campaign and rally your colleagues around a great cause. This campaign enables coworkers to help grant the wishes of hundreds of Illinois children with life-threatening medical conditions just like our our Wish Ambassadors, providing hope, strength, and joy to these children, their families, and their communities.

  • What do we do when we reach our goals? We make new ones. We set the bar even higher. We keep on going until we can't go anymore. We're at $1285 now. Go Chicago! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPyk

    Marcus Evans's Team Page for Wishmakers

    Welcome to the Wishmakers Campaign Team Page of Marcus Evans

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marcus evans – Why Work For Us?


Founded in 1983, the marcus evans Group consists today of nine different business units: marcus evans Summits, Conferences, Forums & Professional Training, The Hospitality Group (THG), The Artists Partnership, World Productions, Linguarama and Ipswich Town Football Club.

We're located in more than 60 countries worldwide and currently employ around 3,000 people. With more than 30 years experience at our core, our company product lines are as diverse and successful as the people that help run them. 

Our MISSION is provide our clients with the information and insights they need to sustain their competitive advantage. By joining us, you're buying into our threefold VISION where we've 1) enabled you to produce innovative products & services now actively sought by your clients. 2) You're respected and admired for the way you work. 3) You're seen by your clients to have made a tangible and positive contribution to their business success.

You're prepared to live our three core VALUES: 1) Quality: you can be relied upon by your clients to provide the quality of products & services they demand; 2) Pro-activity: you see and do things differently. 3) Energy - your positive attitude is at the centre of our can-do culture.



We’re extremely proud of our diverse culture. Our most successful teams are made up of people from everywhere, each with their own very unique perspectives. That’s what makes this place so special. We want you to join us because of your great attitude and because this is how you think too. A great attitude is one where you respect others no matter their race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other aspects of what they look like or where they come from. These factors do not decide a person’s success at marcus evans. Hard work and a great attitude do!

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We look for GOOD people and we develop them into GREAT marcus evans people.

If you're looking for flexible working hours, unlimited vacation time, hot-desking...keep looking! If it's a structured, disciplined environment, that rewards success, look no further. People at marcus evans do exceptionally well when they understand the space between themselves and success is nothing bigger or smaller than disciplined, hard work. There's no magic, no miracles, just hard work.

People at marcus evans do exceptionally well when they're willing to learn our formula, and apply it consistently day in, day out. That's when the magic and miracles really begin. They're the achievements and experiences you weren't given on a plate, they're the one's you earned.

marcus evans is a sales driven organisation. We teach the dying art of sales. Our culture is about performance. It's competitive

At marcus evans, we’re really committed to making sure that women are equally represented at all levels of our organization and across all departments. We do this by creating equal opportunities based on merit not gender. We’ve recognized that developing men and women for leadership is a continuous process and one that involves us being gender-bilingual at the root of our culture. We’re fully invested in that mission, providing the training and opportunities needed to make this an ongoing reality.


We're on 6 continents: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America. If it's Antarctica you're looking for...watch this space! But with the right paperwork in your hands, you're free to apply to any one of our more than 60 offices around the world. 

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Our goal is to create a promising career path for you. We believe in organic growth. That means everyone starts on the ground and climbs upward. This is at the very heart of our culture. You’ll be part of an environment where first promotions are possible in just three months as long as we deliver on our coaching promise and you deliver on your drive and determination. It’s a partnership approach that creates this success for you and for us.

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    Pros

    I worked at Marcus Evans for 10 years beginning in as an Entry level Sales Executive in 2006. I was encouraged by the fact that all people were hired at the same level I was being hired. For a “true” sales professional this is very important because it creates a fair and balanced playing field. It means that politics do not interfere with advancement for the individual. If you are successful at what you do you will advance. Period. Armed with this mentality I went through training and hit the sales floor. The open sales floor was one that motivated me. I could see who was working and who was pretending. This gave me the ability to easily seek out advise from the people producing as they did it in front of me daily. I was told in the interview I could make some serious money while advancing. I took this with a grain of salt as all sales companies claim this. Within 18 months I was amazed at how much money I was actually earning. I actually stopped one day and calculated my hourly pay. I was making more than they said I would make so I turned my focus towards sharpening my management skills within the group. They sent me off to London for paid management training. They also sent me on an all-expenses paid week long vacation as a reward for being the top seller in the USA my first year. By year three with the group I had held the position of Sales Executive, Senior Sales Executive, Team Leader, Assistant Sales Manager, Sales Manager, and Senior sales manager. On my three year anniversary with the group I was promoted to the highest position within summit sales. Sales Director. The interesting part about all of this is that I was given the exact road map of advancement in my very 1st interview and within three years I had lived it. I did my part. I worked very hard. They did their part. They kept their word and advanced me while paying me healthy commissions and bonuses. By year 8 I was managing multiple locations in the USA and abroad. This company defines “entrepreneurial grit” If you are looking for a salary to pay your bills please look elsewhere. This is a company that succeeds because it was built to give people who want to “own” something of their own, a place to live without worrying about all the normal overheads associated with owning your own business.

    The second thing that stands out is the product delivered to clients. At first I didn’t understand just how hard it was for companies to get qualified business meetings. When people walked up to me and told me how one of the meetings my summit secured for them made them hundreds of thousands I was amazed. Really? We are that good? YES, Marcus Evans is. The 1 on 1 meeting space has become a dime a dozen as everybody looks at Marcus Evans and says “oh that looks easy we can go do it on our own”. They quickly find out within a few years that it is NOT easy and they fold. To date I do not know of one Face to Face meeting company that can supply both Buyer and seller reference to deals closed. Marcus Evans is the only one who can and there are hundreds of examples to prove it.

    For years I watched people come on this very website and trash the company as scam. Or say that the company didn’t pay well. Or say the company couldn’t deliver. Some went as far to say as the company would force employees to write positive reviews. I quietly sat and watched the posts and chose not to respond. I didn’t want to fuel the fire and as an active employee actually running business units I was sure my post would carry little weight. Today however there is nothing in it for me. The reason I write this message is that I enjoyed my time at Marcus Evans. I made a lot of money at Marcus Evans. I had excellent sales training at Marcus Evans. I advanced at Marcus Evans. Most will ask why I left. Simple. I could afford financially to go out into the market place with a dream of mine. Without Marcus Evans I wouldn’t have the capital, experience, or freedom to do that at such a young age.

    Cons

    I do have some things that I see as areas the Marcus Evans group needs to address. I think they should screen employees better on the front end so that people who can’t sell, aren’t enthusiastic about networking with strangers, or are not truly entrepreneurial in spirit do not get hired. There is very cheap assessment software they could invest in to weed these people out. There were far too many people hired because we thought there was a “chance” they could make it but time at a place that requires 100% every day is no place for those looking to skate by. I also think the company could actually decrease the commission structure by 1% and use that to invest in better technology tools for the sales executives. 1% may not seem like much but I know what the top 20% make there. That 1% would buy millions worth of technology per year and the reps really wouldn’t feel that big of a hit. Either way if you are not investing in technology in today’s world your staff is not working at optimal levels.

    Advice to Management

    To evolve you must involve heavy investments in Tech. It is 2017

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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at marcus evans (Chicago, IL) in February 2017.

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    The phone interview took around 30 minutes. The next step will be a meeting at their office to discuss the role. I will be given a task to solve - this is what I've been told.

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marcus evans Awards & Accolades

  • The top 20 UK companies for work/life balance — as ranked by employees, Business Insider, 2015

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