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Bear Claw Events Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2019

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3.4
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63%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
Approve of CEO
Matt Lassiter
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "I have been with the Bear Claw firm for 5 months now, and I could not ask for more form an employer(in 8 reviews)

  • "Growth is pretty fast paced and unlimited(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Entry level, you will work between 40-50 hours per week between the stores and office, making just above minimum wage(in 6 reviews)

  • "Ridiculous turnover rate, performance based, micro managed & very fast paced(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Professional and Personal Growth"

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    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bear Claw Events full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The environment is so family oriented, nothing like any other positions I have been in before. Everyone wants to see everyone else succeed, they give extra time when needed and put forth a lot of effort to help others reach their goals. I moved down here by myself from Michigan and from the beginning they have been working side by side with me to help me push my potential and grow into a solid management role. The...

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    Cons

    There really isn't any, this is a great fit for anyone who wants fast paced growth and is willing to put work in to see great results!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great attitude and keep growing! It is amazing to see what this business has done in 5 years!

    Bear Claw Events2019-04-15
  2. "Great Opportunity But Not For Everyone"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Assistant 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Claw Events full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Fast paced growth - Flexible boss who works with your goals - Great for a mid career change but also for recent college graduates - Promising future -Opportunity to learn a lot about direct sales, management, HR, marketing, and more

    Cons

    - Long hours for almost minimum wage (+ commission when you make it) - If your goal is not to become a manager of a similar company in a short amount of time, then this job might feel too fast paced and your motivation might decrease - Poor work/life balance: they have the motto "time now for time later" which means you will be putting extra work/time in now so that you can retire earlier. It's a great concept if that...

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    Bear Claw Events2019-05-28
  3. "Direct Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative 

    I worked at Bear Claw Events full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working directly with customers. Valuable learning experience.

    Cons

    Low base pay. Stessful pace of work.

    Bear Claw Events2019-05-23

    Bear Claw Events Response

    May 24, 2019President

    We are so happy that you gained valuable knowledge. We pride ourselves on utilizing hands on training that allows our team to experience of all aspects of business. We wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors.

  4. "Very small and little to no pay"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Claw Events full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small group to work with but overall long hours for little pay.

    Cons

    Again, little pay and you work more than 60 hours a week

    Bear Claw Events2019-06-03

    Bear Claw Events Response

    June 20, 2019President

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. Bear Claw Events Inc. is a reputable company that operates legally, ethically and with professional partnerships that serve the interest of our clients and our team members. All compensation plans are discussed with full transparency ...

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Wish I started here sooner"

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    Former Employee - Event Coordinator Trainee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Claw Events full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management does a great job of letting you know what to expect when starting this position. It is an accelerated program built to propel your business further in 8 months to a year, rather than taking the "long way" through a standard business model. Matt and his team do an amazing job of learning about your personal goals and why you are in the business to push you through the program. If you are ambitious, have strong...

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    Cons

    Unless you have amazing time management skills, there is very little work/life balance. This is a company I wish I had started working with either a few years out of college or after moving to Charlotte. I struggled with the time commitments required based on my current needs.

    Advice to Management

    I never experienced an internship before, so I am not sure if this is fair to compare, but it would be nice to be compensated for time off the clock (one-on-one meetings/conference calls/etc...). Thank you for allowing me feel comfortable with you to be honest and transparent. I understand we are always learning so we can continue to grow. Please continue to push your emplyoees to be their best; and share your expereiences,...

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    Bear Claw Events2019-01-08
  6. "Campaign Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Claw Events full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly to work with

    Cons

    Pay is subpar and time invested is not rewarded

    Bear Claw Events2018-11-07

    Bear Claw Events Response

    November 7, 2018President

    Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the friendly atmosphere in the office. We are sorry that this career path does not align with your professional goals but wish you the best of luck with in the future.

  7. Helpful (5)

    "Team Lead/Assistant Manager Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Claw Events full-time

    Pros

    3 rounds of interviews. I have interviewed with other companies and this one was different. They gave me insight to the events, explained why they need help, and how I could grow in the company. Everyone was very friendly and fun!

    Cons

    They explained that it's my goals and they're here to assist. I'm a self starter so I had no problem with it but I could understand how that could be hard for some people.

    Advice to Management

    Stay humbled!

    Bear Claw Events2018-10-09
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Awesome experience and personal growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Campaign Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Claw Events full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working here will teach you a lot of useful tools and skills needed for the business and marketing field. The work environment is fun and you're working with people that almost anyone would enjoy working with. My manager was awesome, very supportive and encouraging as well as the rest of the staff. Growth is pretty fast paced and unlimited. This job will push you out of your comfort zone, but in a good way.

    Cons

    This job definitely isn't for everyone. It takes a lot of hard work and emotional stamina. This job was a large commitment with responsibilities and time, but teaches you valuable skills when it comes to that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging people to set goals and work hard to achieve them. You are great at motivating others to be better no matter what career path they choose.

    Bear Claw Events2018-09-21
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Entry Level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bear Claw Events full-time

    Pros

    An awesome opportunity for anyone looking for personal growth and advancement. A supportive group of people who enjoy fun, but know how to work hard.

    Cons

    It is a time commitment. Work really hard now for more time later in life

    Bear Claw Events2018-08-29
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Crazy time commitment without a paycheck to match"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Claw Events for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, always positive

    Cons

    Lots of time spent (a lot of it outside working hours), promotions take longer than promised with no pay raise, any chance at not living paycheck to paycheck means longer hours and hoping to make a sale so you get some commission.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop taking advantage of new college grads- this is not the job they dreamed of

    Bear Claw Events2018-07-01

    Bear Claw Events Response

    July 3, 2018President

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. Bear Claw Events Inc. is a reputable company that operates legally, ethically and with professional partnerships that serve the interest of our clients and our team members. All compensation plans are discussed with full transparency ...

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