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Clarion Events Employee Reviews about "good location"

Updated Apr 30, 2019

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2.9
44%
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Clarion Events CEO Russell Wilcox
Russell Wilcox
21 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. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, good people, good facilities (gym, bike parking, cafe)

    Cons

    Flat management structure, so can be difficult to progress career.

    Clarion Events2019-04-30
  2. "Operations assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good office location, good communal atmosphere for summer and Christmas party

    Cons

    Not much room for progression

    Clarion Events2019-03-31
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Profit focused, employee care lacking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clarion Events full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vast opportunities for travel, coupled with a generous expenses policy. The epitome of the 'work hard/play hard' onsite for most events. Mostly excellent people within the portfolio I worked on Good location - 10 minutes walk from Putney Station, 30 seconds walk from Putney Bridge Underground, 15 mins bus from Fulham Broadway If the staff are anything like they were when I was there, you'll make fantastic... friends and they help you through your most stressful times. Vast sums of money have been pumped into the company from recent refinancings, and could represent excellent opportunities

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    Cons

    The staff turnover is absolutely vast. Ask about employee retention at interview - I was there for several years and saw literally hundreds of staff come and go, out of a staff of 900-1000. The culture at a management level is frankly toxic. Nepotism is rife, and it becomes a case of near-alcoholism trying to keep the attention of senior staff. Employees are frequently mistreated by senior staff, a vast majority... of whom worked together early in their careers and now protect each other through thick and thin. This is especially true of Directors and Event managers, some of whom have been kept on despite allegations of bullying and abuse of staff. Salaries are atrocious. Those salaries that are higher than a £20k base are sales, and the management will frequently change targets mid-campaign, resulting in staff dis-satisfaction and hugely increased stress. You can be expected to do the work of 3 or 4 staff at times, as the management are mostly unwilling to spend an extra. It is worth noting that directors receive a profit share bonus each year, so their focus is not their staff. There is no paid overtime, and the holiday in lieu is pathetic

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    Advice to Management

    Clarion could be an excellent place to work - the shows are world-class, the travel and the opportunities huge. But the staff are a hugely undervalued resource! When staff leave in droves and you constantly have to hire temps, it is an indicator of either a toxic culture or poor pay - and both are true. Protect the valuable staff you have. Bear in mind, although sales return may not meet the (sometimes... ridiculous) target, the individual may be a core for their show team. Having a knowledge bank who is personable and well liked works wonders for a team under huge amounts of stress Invest in your systems more efficiently.

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    Clarion Events2019-01-29
  4. "Ops manager"

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    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Clarion Events for more than a year

    Pros

    Good location and team. Interesting events.

    Cons

    Management changes create instability.

    Clarion Events2018-09-03
  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Clarion Events full-time

    Pros

    Good office location in Putney

    Cons

    Career progression is not good.

    Clarion Events2018-04-30
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