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marcus evans Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
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

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marcus evans – Why Work For Us?

Founded in 1983, the marcus evans Group consists today of eight different business units: marcus evans Summits, Conferences, Forums & Professional Training, The Hospitality Group (THG), The Artists Partnership, 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 GREATmarcus 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 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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    "Marcus Evans London Summits Division"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
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    I worked at marcus evans full-time (Less than a year)


    The professional atmosphere in the ME Summits Division is something that made this experience stand out for me. The level of industry knowledge that is required to succeed in London Summits is indicative of the methodical approach of this great division. This is not a team that one can simply cruise through; from the top down everyone is encouraged to be individual and take on responsibilities early on. Whilst there is a fantastic support network from the team leaders, they encouraged us to not be afraid to fail and to persevere.

    With regards, to a typical day on the floor with Summits London, the structure of the day allowed us to be both efficient and proactive. As mentioned, previously management and team leaders were always present to support the more junior staff.

    Morning meetings and regular trainings were a fantastic feature, this allowed us to really hone our skills and to maximise the amount of sales that we able to generate for London Summits. It also gives you in depth knowledge of more than just the products traded but also how the process works.

    Independence as stated is encouraged but there is also a very strong team culture on all levels. Knowing who you work with both professionally and outside of work is a great part of what Summits promotes and means as a team Summits can really come together. This provides that we could all feed off, and channel into our work.

    Importantly, the respect that London Summits is able to command from clients and potential clients, adds to the atmosphere of professionalism within the team. The high expectations are met with high rewards, and the respect commanded is illustrated by the long lasting relationships formed with clients and the repeat business that is generated as a result.

    This is a commission based job, thus this can be a challenging job. But having said that the support provided by team leaders in London summits as well as fellow colleagues means that analysis and advice of how to best succeed is a constant feature. Therefore allowing one to constantly refine and improve.

    What is key to remember with the Summits Division, everyone started as an entry level, this is the purest form of a meritocracy. As a result, there is a sense that you are all in this together. Your team leaders and more senior management will know the struggles and challenges as well as you, as they went through it too.


    The main issues that I feel need addressing, are not fundamental or structural issues. Staff retention, is a problem. As with all sales jobs there is a high turnover. Having said that, London Summits has been able to tackle this issue and reduced it down through the development of leading department within the Marcus Evans Group.

    Long hours! This is not an easy job! If you do not wish to be pushed and to work long hours for what at times might seem to be for little reward then this is not for you. However, if you are prepared to strive to achieve great things and accept the difficulties and commitments needed then there is very little stopping you from succeeding.

    I would argue that the office could do with a bit of an update, also the amount of paper used should be reduced. Perhaps with the availability of more computers. But these are superficial issues.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to advise on for the management as they are very in touch with the London Summits teams. The small size of the teams means that both management and team leaders know their teams inside out. I find this a great feature of London Summits.

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    My phone interview lasted about 3 minutes, I had interviewed with the company several years ago, I remembered that they offered an extremely low pay rate. When I asked about this the interviewer said that by asking about a base salary I was ending the interview. I think I saved both of us a wasted hour , I should have refused the interview. Does not seem like a company a true professional should avoid.

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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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