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George P. Johnson Reviews

Updated April 12, 2018
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Pros
  • If given the chance and with the right person there is a lot to learn from a lot of hard working people (in 9 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance depending on time of the year (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a work life balance unless you are used to the industry (in 15 reviews)

  • Long hours & unmanageable expectations (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Account"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "CAD Drafter"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Event Service Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience. lots of exposure to multiple assets of the industry. good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Fast interview process, unappreciated employees, management picks favorites and it is obvious.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoy the work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment for the most part

    Cons

    work politics can be annoying

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Competitive pay, lots of hours, but that’s what exp mktg is."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George P. Johnson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have many clients and keep you busy. Competitive pay. Good client list and lots of travel. Many of the clients have been with them for years.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover and upper management are cliquey so you have to figure out how to navigate it or else find yourself looking for another job. Hence the high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    You get more done with being supportive and kind than with intimidation methods.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Account Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at George P. Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits & opportunity to travel.
    If given the chance and with the right person there is a lot to learn from a lot of hard working people.

    Cons

    Absolutely worst experience of my 6 year career. Brought on as a second AE and the individual who was in the same role as me was completely self absorbed and unwilling to teach or help in anyway, which would normally not be a problem until Management leaves you with them everyday to “train” and has zero answers for the problems because they are retiring soon. Certain HR individuals acted completely unethically and the politics were not worth the stress or BS, but besides a few of the arrogant, insecure and rude individuals, I met a lot of wonderful people who I still keep in touch with to this day.

    Advice to Management

    None at all.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Events"

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    Current Employee - Event Staff in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Event Staff in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people to make working there a little easier

    Cons

    Absolutely no guidance. No recognition. Overworked and underpaid employees. ZERO work life balance

    Advice to Management

    More one on one meetings, more communication and support.


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