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Event Network Reviews

Updated August 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Fun work environment; lots of small entertainment from corporate" (in 8 reviews)

  • "There are some legitimately great people working for the company, if you end up working for one of them you'd be in for a good time" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not much work-life balance if at the retail stores" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Many of our part time year round staff lost hours over summer where they use to get near full time seasonally, because of this new rule" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with great culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Director
    Current Employee - Store Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Event Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Entrepreneurship in running your store

    Cons

    Visits from corporate are few
    No cost of living adjustments


  2. "Store Director"

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

    I have been working at Event Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team, room for creativity, ability to learn new things

    Cons

    Salary, growth opportunity, allocation, pay for team (causes unhappy team)

    Advice to Management

    You ask a lot of your Directors. They work hard knowing there is is little or no room for growth. Make it consistent and pay your team what they deserve.

  3. "Once great, not anymore"

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

    I worked at Event Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working in unique locations, and for amazing cultural attractions

    Cons

    No work life balance. Poor pay. Micromanaged. Inconsistent leadership. No room to grow, it’s a dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    Get out and actually see what goes on in the stores. Received very little help from the corporate office because the store wasn’t a priority. The favoritism is obvious to everyone and shows in interactions on the phone and at the once a year huddle. The Park City office has a cult like feel and is filled with yes people afraid to go against the grain to actually fix the company. Pick a strategy and stick with it. Stores invest a lot of time to change and then have completely contradictory instructions sent out weeks later. Very few hours given to schedule staff, so most stores run much lighter than they should be to get the jobs done. Invest in a better benefit package. There is no excuse not to match 401k contributions. You speak about a great culture, but I can assure you that it does get down to the stores.


  4. "Sales Lead"

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

    I worked at Event Network part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, understands employment law

    Cons

    Very corporate, does not tie in well with the cultural attractions it supports.

    Advice to Management

    Consider giving full time employees better benefits.


  5. "Okay for part-time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Event Network part-time

    Pros

    It can be fun to work at but it depends very much on the team you're with.

    Cons

    Not much work-life balance if at the retail stores.
    Often relocation is required to move up in the company.


  6. "Store Director"

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Event Network full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Retail Sales done in Culture Attraction all over USA

    Cons

    No cons if you like Retail

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential destroyed by consistent mismanagement"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Buyer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Event Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, doggie Friday’s, beautiful campus, nice venues

    Cons

    First of all it’s ineffective to have the ceo in one office and the rest of the employees in another. At one point they hired a bunch of external talent to drive the business forward. They’ve since fired, demoted or forced out all of those people because the ceo didn’t want to hear what they had to say, which is that the company will not grow under the existing org structure. They’ve let go of great talent and hang on to the yes-men who have no idea what they are doing! The managers are an absolute joke and have no business leading teams. They bend over backwards for certain people and others are completely ignored when it comes time for promotions. The entire leadership team leaves by 3pm and everyone else stays and works.

    Advice to Management

    clean house on your execs and middle management, get rid of verticals in buying, invest in talent that can drive change, and pay your employees market salaries. None of your leaders are qualified for the seats they are in.

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Event Network part-time

    Pros

    if you were consistent and did what was told, bosses would work with you to get a schedule you desired

    Cons

    the head staff were so demanding for such a low wage job


  9. "Terrible, disorganized, fake kindness , etc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Location, the Visitors, the museum

    Cons

    Everything else, from shifts that are only 5 hours so you only get 15 min breaks, no consideration if you're sick. Everyone has bad habits and don't like to listen


  10. "Sales Lead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Event Network part-time

    Pros

    Nothing it is a terrible job

    Cons

    Low pay, absolutely take advantage of you, Management is TERRIBLE


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