- 5.0Apr 26, 2015Campaign ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearRaleigh, NC
i can truly say this is a fast growing business. because of that Vanguard is not looking for people who want to do the bare minimum. they are looking for entrepreneurs. Meg, the owner, is looking for future business partners. with that said i feel the biggest pro is the growth they offer. you earn everything in the business and the harder you work the faster you grow. It truly is simple. it is impossible to "stay stagnant" because there is no room for people to not put in the work when it comes to running a business. Meg has built an amazing community around her business and in all anyone that joins can agree you learn a ton of knowledge that is applicable in any career.
the business is not for everyone. if your looking for a desk job that is 9-5, this is not the career for you. It is a management program in less than a year! there is blood sweat and tears...aka hard work. think about it, the owner of a business does everything from training and interviewing to inventory counts and meetings. Personally, i got exactly what i signed up for! Which was to prepare myself on how to run my own business with the company. So people that are curious to see what it takes to run a business then i recommend to check it out. I would say its a true representation of showing the process of what it takes to run a successful event.6
- 5.0Oct 14, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 yearRaleigh, NC
I learned so much in my short time at Vanguard Events Inc. Their entry level position is challenging and is not for anyone who is not willing to give 100%. Their leadership team is focused on growing new leaders from entry level and giving support to everyone at the office. I received advice and support regarding everything from my feet hurting after a long day to conquering my fears about networking to gaining self confidence after some past hardships. I gained skills that help me make the most of every work day and every situation. I am a more confident person and feel that any future success I have will be in part thanks to Meg, Mel, Azul and the other leaders that set an example as strong, independent and driven women.
Long hours and a steep learning curve make this job difficult for anyone who is not prepared. If you put in the time you can learn the information in the time you are given. I do recommend self care and making sure you are prepared every day.2
- 5.0Oct 12, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeRaleigh, NC
In my opinion, one of the biggest pros of working with Vanguard Events is how it is truly a team environment. Everyone there is there to help you grow. They go out of their way to help one another hit their personal and professional goals. They host super fun team nights and accept everyone as part of the team from day one. Meg holds high standards to keep the office a positive and professional environment. The morning atmosphere is fun and inspiring. From day one they give you all the tools you need to succeed in this business, all you have to do is show up and work hard and you will succeed.
This completely depends on your outlook. If you're willing to put in hard work to see results then this is the opportunity for you. If not then I would look elsewhere because this is definitely the type of business where what you put in is what you get out, and I see that as less of a con and more of a positive.1