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Global Experience Specialists Reviews

Updated May 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work life / balance if you are on top of your work" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Great people, a big company with a family like feel to it" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "work/life balance during trade shows is pretty bad" (in 10 reviews)

  • "long hours, no comradely, lots of micro managing" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "I love my job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drape Department Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Drape Department Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Experience Specialists full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, a big company with a family like feel to it. Everyone I work with, including the bosses are ready and willing to help whenever needed. Full time, great pay and overall, an awesome place to work

    Cons

    No work in the summer time. Living in Arizona, you can imagine that not many exhibitors want to put on a show in AZ in the summer so work slows significantly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! You guys are fantastic!

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Apr 17, 2018 – Director Global Talent Management

    It's awesome to hear such positive feedback! We truly value our employees and really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review about your experience during your time with us. We have a lot of... More


  2. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Global Experience Specialists full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location and fun departmental activities

    Cons

    lack of training and advancement

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Apr 17, 2018 – Director Global Talent Management

    We foster an innovative, fast-paced and creative environment for those who like to think, create and work. From the first day when you start with the organization and complete your New Hire... More

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Insurance and a paycheck. Will be trained in many different completely mundane and non-knowledge adding things. There was not much that I can say was positive about GES.

    Cons

    It was bad. Stay away from GES. Trust me. There are much better opportunities out there, this is the worst job I ever had. And underpaying.

    Advice to Management

    Employees have zero incentive to work other than a paycheck. I know about your bonuses for revenues on tradeshows. Why is it only management that gets to share the profits from the $90 dollars GES charges for renting wastebaskets at tradeshows? By not acknowledging the help, your company will crumble before you. If not you will never have people that are happy and fulfilled at their jobs.

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    May 14, 2018 – Director Global Talent Management

    Your honest and candid feedback is appreciated. We believe we have a lot to offer someone looking to work and grow in a challenging and fast paced environment. As sometimes may be the case, when... More


  4. "operations manager"

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

    I worked at Global Experience Specialists full-time

    Pros

    steady paycheck and decent benefits

    Cons

    long hours, no comradely, lots of micro managing

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Apr 6, 2018 – Director Global Talent Management

    Thank you for taking the time to write this all out, and I'm sorry that you are feeling this way. I'm really excited about the culture we have in the Operations group and at GES as a whole, and we... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Dedicated, hard-working, passionate Marketing Department"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Experience Specialists full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great teamwork amongst Marketing peers; fun monthly activities; new software implementations and work processes; access to vast resources; Events Group making huge strides; flexibility for personal commitments

    Cons

    Confusion understanding corporate hierarchy; typical large company delays

    Advice to Management

    Keep open lines of communication and immerse yourself with all levels of employees.

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Mar 12, 2018 – Director Global Talent Management

    It's awesome to hear such positive feedback! We truly value our employees and really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review about your experience with us. We have a lot of work to do, but... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Operation Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Global Experience Specialists part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work many hours to make alot of overtime

    Cons

    No work life balance and good ole boy club

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Mar 12, 2018 – Director Global Talent Management

    When it comes to work/life balance, we thank you for your feedback. As an organization, we are committed to helping employees face the demands of juggling work, family and life-related issues by... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company, but avoid the Marketing department"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Experience Specialists full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of great people at all levels of the organization
    - Exciting things happening in the events industry
    - Large company with lots of resources
    - Decent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    - Executive leadership seems blind to (or worse, is ignoring) the toxic work environment within the Marketing dept
    - Contradicting directives and lack of competent strategy from Marketing leadership
    - People are treated like a dispensable commodity rather than a valuable asset

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees, not just your EVPs. When half of the Marketing department is actively looking for new jobs and the other half is just trying to keep their heads down and outlast the current department leadership, it should tell you something.

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Mar 8, 2018 – Director Global Talent Management

    Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective. We too agree we have lots of great people here throughout the organization that have a passion for what they do! We believe we have a lot to... More

  8. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Global Experience Specialists full-time

    Pros

    Many great people.
    Dynamic working environment - office & show site.

    Cons

    Corporate red tape.
    Too many departments/divsions causing poor interdepartmental communication.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize with pay, those who are working harder than others.

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Apr 6, 2018 – Director Global Talent Management

    When it comes to compensation, we believe that hard work pays off. As a “pay for performance” company, we offer a competitive base pay and for some roles additional incentive for strong performance... More


  9. "pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer

    I worked at Global Experience Specialists full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    As a publicly trading company, decision making process is long.

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Mar 12, 2018 – Director Global Talent Management

    Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective. We too agree we have lots of great people here throughout the organization that have a passion for what they do! We believe we have a lot to... More


  10. "Big company acting like a small company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Global Experience Specialists full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some really great people
    Free Coffee

    Cons

    Terrible management at Director level and above.
    Toxic work environment.
    High turn over rate.
    Dated technology.

    Advice to Management

    Communication to the entire team, not just direct reports. Listen to feedback, and don't ignore problems.

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Apr 6, 2018 – Director Global Talent Management

    Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective. We too agree we have lots of great people here throughout the organization that have a passion for what they do! We believe we have a lot to... More


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