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Event Network Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work environment, benefits & some genuinely nice co workers" (in 10 reviews)

  • "flexible hours, great management, and fun" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not much work-life balance if at the retail stores" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Store Directors have little chance to move up to HQ or corporate level unless a position opens up, and you are willing to relocate to San Diego HQ" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Director"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, work life balance and very supportive company.

    Cons

    Depends on the manager you work for and the partner that you work with.

    Advice to Management

    Always listen to your people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Break Labor Laws"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Event Network part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, although management rarely update your new availability so you get scheduled when you say you couldn't work.

    Cons

    Consistently break Oregon Labor Laws, no 10 minute breaks and give lunch breaks 7 hours into shift.
    Management disappear and expect two cashiers to handle everything. Assistant manager is on his phone on the floor entire shift. No support for employees as they only care about money.

    Advice to Management

    Get another career because you're terrible at managing even a small group of people!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Favoritism runs deep here"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Event Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment, benefits & some genuinely nice co workers

    Cons

    Management, unprofessional, frequent realignments, overworked and shady


  4. "Sales Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Event Network part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers. Fun Environment.

    Cons

    Heavy emphasis on constant customer interaction.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "This Place is a Dump!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful work environment with backyard and nice patio area to eat lunch. On site gym and nice co-workers (we have to stick together).

    Cons

    If you're wondering why Event Network has a job posting for a new buyer or assistant buyer on Glassdoor every week, it's not because they are growing and looking to expand their teams. It's because the turnover of their buying staff is like a revolving door. As soon as one gets hired, 2 more get fired or quit.

    The problems here are endless. Morale is non-existent. Upper management is run by back stabbing, bad mouthing goons with zero qualifications and serious Me Too issues. CEO can't bother to even live in the same state and pretends to be all about culture. CULTure is more like it. Can't help but notice the lack of diversity in this office (very suspicious in a highly diversified city like San Diego). Pay is laughable. Upper management is gone by 3pm but expects everyone to stay until your work is done. By the way, the work is NEVER done. You are underpaid and overworked with no chance of upward growth. If you have to travel, they ask that you either take the bus or have someone drop you off at the airport because they won't reimburse for you to take an Uber or park your car at the airport. You are constantly at war with accounts payable to get your vendors paid. System is the WORST. The list is endless.

    Please don't apply here, you will be sorry. But don't worry, if you have any remorse over not applying for the current buying job posting and wish you had, there'll be another one posted next week. If that isn't a red flag to you, then you might be perfect for the job after all.

    Advice to Management

    Offering advice to management is futile. They are the problem and any advice would simply fall on deaf ears.


  6. "Messy management"

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    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Event Network (More than a year)

    Pros

    You have the ability to meet lots of different people but that’s the only pro.

    Cons

    The management is all over the place. There is several managers who constantly contradict each other.

    Advice to Management

    Show some care and support to your employees and maybe they would want to work for you rather than walking out or quitting one month into the job.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away"

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

    I worked at Event Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Breakfast, mostly nice colleagues, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Recently bloated Exec teams are putting the "CULT" in culture, any criticism whatsoever ostracizes you-promotions and firings seem to mostly be linked to being a yes-man or not. Managers are effectively useless as Execs are making hiring and firing decisions ignoring their input. "Transparent" company only transparent during good times and not acknowledging record unhappiness levels in year end survey. Most everyone seems scared to open their mouth about anything to management at any level, makes the day to day pretty awful and I'm not sure how it would improve. One Exec comes in at 8 leaves at 3 everyday while another is shaming buyers working the usual 8 hours. The company is one ted talk away from bankruptcy, every week there's another ted talk to keep in mind while you desperately try to do some actual work whilst trying to find a single actionable pillar of their word soup "culture"

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in purchasing executives before the company nose dives, they are awful people managers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Too many Bosses and not enough workers"

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    Former Employee - Buyer Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, benefits are ok.

    Cons

    They combined too many positions into one and expected you to lose the home/work balance for a pay rate less then market. Too many Chiefs per Indian, seldom listened to suggestions. Advancement only possible if you were a favorite, not merit or experience based.

    Advice to Management

    Can’t think of any they would listen to.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "E-commerce Director"

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    Former Employee - Director of E-Commerce in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director of E-Commerce in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to share.

    Cons

    Too many bosses, not enough workers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Store Director"

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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 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Self promoting company that drives on partner relations and customer interactions.

    Cons

    Its more about who you are friends with more than your experience when trying to promote from within. Does not compensate well for the amount task given to store directors.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to directors when they express their concerns. When promoting store directors give all employees an opportunity to interview before you give the position to someone.