Clarion Events Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2020

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3.0
53%
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81%
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Clarion Events CEO Russell Wilcox
Russell Wilcox
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Coworkers are good people that work hard(in 5 reviews)

  • "Good location - 10 minutes walk from Putney Station, 30 seconds walk from Putney Bridge Underground, 15 mins bus from Fulham Broadway(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Teamwork is key!"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Business Development Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great established company! The effort to focus on team work is strong and appreciated by employees.

    Cons

    I really can not think of a con worth emphasizing.

  2. COVID-19

    "Good company but can't survive COVID19"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere and people were great to work with.

    Cons

    It seemed like plans changed without much notice.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "I worked at Clarion for several years, great coworkers, terrible leadership."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clarion Events full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are good people that work hard Decent benefits

    Cons

    Leadership Salaries Work culture Open office environment

  4. "The best company I’ve ever worked for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Executive in Fulham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarion Events full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic, like-minded colleagues. Great social atmosphere and activities. Training and development offered and encouraged. Nice offices just off Putney Bridge. Rewarding work.

    Cons

    Below average salary. Long hours required. A lot of time away from home.

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  5. "Sales Manager Feedback"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Putney, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarion Events full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not located in central London

    Cons

    Company is becoming more and more corporate and commissions are becoming a thing of the past

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not terrible but wouldn't completely recommend"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some events were fun/interesting, some colleagues were nice. Others would enjoy the role more - it perhaps wasn't for me ultimately. Other teams/departments seemed very different and more supportive.

    Cons

    The management within my team I found quite strange - I was micromanaged for the duration of my employment. I wasn't particularly trained in sales techniques and was largely told to get on with it. There was an expectation of staying late and working weekends on short notice, which is fine but you weren't able to work this around plans you had already made. Very little constructive feedback given. I was spoken to in ways in which I wouldn't expect and had not experienced before (and have not since) - and which I believe probably breached HR in some cases.

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  7. "Poor Salaries"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office culture, young, vibrant and hardworking teams.

    Cons

    Poor salaries, little chance to progress or be promoted. This is in part due to restrictions in budgets, and also the knowledge that there are lots of new recruits ready to take on your role should you push too hard for a salary increase / promotion.

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  8. "Great support, but needs to be quicker"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anon in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarion Events full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The support and training at Clarion, in general, is fantastic - they really are a people's business. - Amazing opportunity to see the world and work as part of a massive team unit. - In such a massive company, I can count on one hand the number of people I really truly struggle with. Everyone has such fantastic personalities, have a lot of passion and demonstrate a lot of growth.

    Cons

    - Despite the strong support and training, there isn't really an open forum to criticise or progress. HR should implement an anonymous suggestions line. - Some divisions are better than others, from what I've seen. Some struggle a bit with cliques and gossip. - They do not pay people enough! You also shouldn't have to fight tooth and nail for a raise. - London offices have a bad location and it's really cutting them off from attracting hot new talent, which is concentrated in central London. The office itself is also quite boring and doesn't reflect the company's values at all really.

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  9. "Not loyal"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Events in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good way to get experience in events

    Cons

    No loyalty, it’s who you know not what you know!

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  10. "Good Company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BDE in Putney, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong events, good commission structure

    Cons

    Slow progression senior management hold main accounts

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