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Freeman Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexible when slow, good benefits" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, if you get in at the right level you have opportunity" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of appropriate staffing levels causes poor work life balance" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Working in the event industry means sometimes there are long hours and work over weekends" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "A great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work side by side with great people every day, and for a large company, management does a really good job of appreciating the employees.

    Cons

    Internal communication is sometimes lacking, and office politics unfortunately sometimes come into the mix, but that probably happens in a lot of large operations. Overall, no real complaints.

    Advice to Management

    The hours can be grueling...keep showing your people appreciation so they keep giving 100% to you and the clients.


  2. "Very nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Engineer in Eagle, ID
    Current Employee - Cloud Engineer in Eagle, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great people, great benefits package, great compensation.

    Cons

    Not really any downsides to this job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, it makes for a great work environment and great incentive to keep people at the company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The Freeman company"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of changes in management and the structure of the company. Implementation of more efficient processes and better software.

    Cons

    layoffs have been brewing here. Last year as well as this year.

    Advice to Management

    The top tier of the company(owners, ceo) should be more open about what is going on in the company instead of hearing through the grapevine.


  4. "It's the thought that counts..."

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    Former Employee - Client Solutions M
    Former Employee - Client Solutions M
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work for a great company with good benefits. They communicate company goals and you always hear from the people at the top. They have a lot of great ideas and plans, and even share road maps of how the company will get tere...but the execution always falls short.

    Cons

    Ideas and processes are created by people (upper management) who have never been in your shoe,. They tell you how to do things but never ask the people who actually execute for their feedback, so the changes (most of the time) never make sense.

    The amount of work they give one person is crazy. You never really take a day off since you always have to be on the clock.

    There are multiple layers of management, but most have no idea how to manage a team and even do what their team actually does.

    Most new people don't have proper training. It's assumed that because you did this job for another company you'll be able to just jump right in, which is never the case. No one wins in this situation, the employees are frustrated and clients can see how disorganized we are.

    Advice to Management

    Stop poaching from other agencies. Invest in a real training/new hire program and invest your time with people that actually want to be here. Compensate accordingly and reward people who actually work hard and don't just talk a good talk.


  5. "Great if you're full time and don't mind drama"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freeman part-time

    Pros

    Decent start pay, health benefits can be good if full time

    Cons

    part time employees not offered health benefits, raises are very small and not frequent with reviews, upper management is a train wreck and is partial o certain employees


  6. "Too much work for a team that is based in Las Vegas, the city with the most shows in the US."

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    Current Employee - Designer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Designer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freeman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company can be very flexible with work schedule.

    Cons

    Work life balance and incentives not there


  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Payroll Manager
    Current Employee - Payroll Manager
    Recommends

    I have been working at Freeman full-time

    Pros

    Decent compensation, some ability to grow

    Cons

    Too many hours, and not enough pay

  8. "Great job!"

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    Current Employee - Order Entry/Customer Service
    Current Employee - Order Entry/Customer Service
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freeman part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am a a new part-time employee and it's a great job since I'm a college student. They're willing to work around my school schedule, which is hard to find at many jobs. The pay is good as well for my job description. The work environment is friendly and collaborative.

    Cons

    Part-Time employees do not receive benefits for tuition reimbursement.


  9. "A great company and wonderful people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Day to day is never the same, not monotonous work. Feels like I learn something new every day. The company culture is great. Most employees have been with the company for 10+ years and that says a lot. Upper management really values everyone on each team. Great cross-departmental training.

    Cons

    Working in the event industry means sometimes there are long hours and work over weekends. But that's what you're signing up for!


  10. "Feeling Good About My Decision"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Freeman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment.
    Great office location (for me).
    The manager is solid and has a lot of trust for the team.
    The team that I work with is supportive and we have a great mini-culture within our group.
    I always feel like I am useful and contributing.
    I feel heard. My manager asks for my opinion and thoughts on different issues. I appreciate that.
    Variety of hot lunch options from different vendors (available for purchase).
    Flex hours are available (available after probationary period).
    Work from Home is available (after a probationary period).
    The medical/dental/vision benefits are some of the best I have ever had.
    The division I work for has a great work/life balance.
    There is an on-site gym.
    The building has covered parking.
    There is a childcare center downstairs (it is not included in Freeman's benefits, but it is convenient to have).

    All in all, I feel very good about my decision to join this company.

    Cons

    The company is doing some internal transitioning and there seems to be some tension in certain departments. It doesn't affect my team directly, in regard to our morale, but it can be felt from time to time.

    The team that I am with is building new processes. It'll be great when those are in place. It hasn't seemed to hinder our progress, though!

    If you are married, the only way your spouse is eligible to join your medical/dental/vision benefits plan is if their current employer does not provide insurance. This doesn't apply to me, but it is kind of an odd policy.