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George P. Johnson Reviews

Updated July 4, 2018
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  • "Busy season makes it difficult to have a work life balance" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Long hours & unmanageable expectations" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Event Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Event Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Have learned a lot working with the company. You have room to grow and are able to connect well with management team

    Cons

    Busy season makes it difficult to have a work life balance


  2. "No growth"

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

    Pros

    Office was nice
    Encourage individuality
    Flexible on vacation time

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Promises made from upper management that never panned out
    Pay was well below average
    Poor management from seniors who had no interest in building a relationship with their team
    High school like environment filled with “adults” who only looked out for their best interests
    Favorites were chosen constantly
    Absolutely no process to anything and was basically just a “get the job done at all costs” place to work

    Advice to Management

    Look out for your employees and maybe have 1:1’s every week or bi-monthly. Management had no clue what my goals were and just kept piling things that I wasn’t interested in on my plate.

  3. "Well-Paid 3D Design Work in a Fun Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited time off, young, fun, creative team. Pays well. Incorporates modern technology and designs when client budget allows.

    Cons

    Work flow is ebb and overflow. Sometimes slow (but then when you take vacations) and sometimes you are slammed with easily more than 40 hours/ week.


  4. "Lengthy interview process. No follow up."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Looks like they work on some interesting projects. Good place to get started in your career.

    Cons

    Super corporate. Doesn’t seem like much room for growth. Low salary. Interviewed with several team members. Was asked to do an in depth project. One of which would be expected after being hired. Did a topline so that my ideas weren’t all given for nothing. Never heard back. Shocker.

    Advice to Management

    There are many experiential agencies. Communication starts with your people first.


  5. "Interesting work but Red Tape Galore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George P. Johnson full-time

    Pros

    The people there are pretty cool.

    Cons

    The expectations are too high.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "GPJ Event Manager in Austin, TX"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The other people who do the day to day event management work are all hard working, dedicated, interesting, smart and supportive of one another.

    Cons

    A major office reorg at the beginning of the year, meant to address some ongoing issues we've had, instead of improving things have only magnified the fundamental leadership void and out of touch nature of the "senior leadership" team to the realities of what their employees do, need and will require in order to keep working without dropping from exhaustion or quitting out of frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put people in charge who have no up to date event production experience or who are not proven in their ability to manage. If we look to leadership for answers and direction and are given nothing except requests to work more and harder and longer hours, employees with the skills to find work elsewhere are going to leave and those left behind are going to flounder. It's a recipe for implosion.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Account"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented company, great benefits, fun teams

    Cons

    Long hours during show seasons

    Advice to Management

    More open communication

  8. "Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Great people and work ethic put forth by events team and creative teams

    Cons

    Management is not effective and does not seem to really care for the well being of employees in and out of the office


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CAD Drafter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, awesome people. Nice work environment.

    Cons

    Work can peak second half of the year. Very busy.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time

    Pros

    The people are great to work with and great benefits

    Cons

    There is not a good plan for movement within the company


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