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Appreciation Events Reviews

Updated January 26, 2017
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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Appreciation Events (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours and extra events to attend.


  2. "Event Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quick fast pace experience; meet various people.

    Cons

    make no moneys. they will promote you will, but u'll go into debt if you stay long. use people for their time. no real potential for upward mobility. Only if you need a quick buck and experience


  3. "Good for the basics"

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    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Appreciation Events full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn basic skills like how to communicate with potential customer.
    Learn how to manage time. Requires serious time evaluation and balance.
    Some travel. It can be nice to get out of the office
    It can be competitive which is a great skill to develop
    Social

    Cons

    You don't make any money
    The financial structure is never explained so it can be deceiving
    Requires a lot of time
    No reimbursement
    Little to no growth opportunity
    No benefits

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the position, costs, and benefits


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  5. "Must Be A Team Player"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appreciation Events full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Here we have good pay and hours. All employees are treated fair and respectfully. My manager is nice and he does not hover. I have my own independence here and get along well with everyone. We all work together as a team and this company is very well-rounded.

    Cons

    Hard work. Long days. There could be more perks.


  6. "I enjoyed working for Appreciation Events"

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    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Appreciation Events full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Client orientations. These are meetings with pro sports teams, entertainment venues, spas, restaurants, etc.
    -Paid Training. It is commission based but they do help with paid training the first 4-6 weeks.
    -Transparency: There is a system in place that shows how someone moves up in the company. If people are willing to work really hard it is rewarding.
    -Employees/Atmosphere: The employees are younger and energetic. It is a very upbeat workplace.
    -Appointments: Event Coordinators get to go on appointments with large companies in their marketplace.
    -Meeting People: Constantly get to meet new people, learn about companies and different industries.

    Cons

    -Hard Work: It is really hard work.
    -Morning Meetings: They meet every morning at 7:30am for a morning meeting.
    -Long Days/Nights: There are some long nights as well.
    -Promoting: Employees have to promote every event two weeks beforehand. This is pretty stressful because you have to plan and promote 2-3 places a week.
    -Commission Based: It is 100% commission based. This works out well for some people (no cap) and not so well for some people.


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    "Must be entrepreneurial minded"

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    - set own hours (after training)
    - no cap
    - 100% commission based
    - easiest product to sell
    - current book of business top notch

    Cons

    - management team over looking alternative ideas
    - 100% commission
    - regional support
    - benefits (zero)
    - life cycle of success (too long)


  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work, many perks

    Cons

    No benefit package other than that great place


  9. "Good sales job"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work hours during the whole week.
    Good commission paid every week.
    Good clean office to work in in Toronto area.

    Cons

    Must be highly self-motivated.
    Must be willing to put in the work required to get the pay that you are expecting to get.

    Advice to Management

    Good management.


  10. "A job is what YOU make it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appreciation Events full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work and socialize with, nice environment, lots of social outings to cool places, meet lots of people, ability to gain discounts if you are visiting a restaurant or attraction that they have as a client

    Cons

    The pay can be really rough, gotta be dedicated, not much room for professional advancement, a bit unorganized in terms of leadership,


  11. "Your expenses will be MORE than you make"

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    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - 39% of net profit (Event Coordinator level)
    - 68% of net profit (Owner level)
    - not an office job, somewhat fun
    - travel within the GTA
    - orientations with business vendors
    - great learning experience, if you tough it out

    Cons

    - NO BASE (warning: should be well off, and want to do this as a hobbie)
    - must have a vehicle, doesn't matter if borrow, purchased, or rented - you need a vehicle to get from A to B
    - kms, gas, cell phone - get ready to rack up on YOUR credit card. ie. always on the road, opposite ends of the GTA and making cold-calls on your mobile (THEY DON'T REIMBURSE YOU)
    - 7 am meetings (not paid for), ridiculous - if you've been there longer than 3 months
    - like every sales role, territories will be worked up; you have to persevere.
    - shady colleagues (non-stop cattiness, it's your business, so people will climb on top of you if they can. ex. steal a lead within your territory)
    - more than 12 hour days if you want to survive with this job/at this company
    - if successful, and become owner, your expenses could drag your earnings back down if the team you run, does not do well

    Advice to Management

    - TELL THE CANDIDATES WHAT THE ROLE, REALLY IS, because this wastes both parties time
    - OFFER A BASE, even if it's minimum wage, AFTER probation period - considering EC has met requirements
    - HAVE SET RULES - DON'T MAKE EXCEPTIONS and show obvious favourites



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