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Global Experience Specialists Reviews

Updated October 12, 2018
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Global Experience Specialists President Steve W. Moster
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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 12 reviews)

  • "long hours, no comradely, lots of micro managing" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Account Manager"

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

    I have been working at Global Experience Specialists full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture, get to travel to some fun cities

    Cons

    Business is very cyclical - something to get used to. You'll be incredibly busy for a few months then things really slow down - Nature of the industry

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Oct 4, 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. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Carpenter in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Carpenter in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff is courteous and knows a wide array of sills to assist in preparing exhibits

    Cons

    Only able to work for company when doing trade shows in Philadelphia

    Advice to Management

    No real advice to better the superb performances already dispalyed by GES team.

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Feb 9, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Repetitous, lousy training"

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

    I have been working at Global Experience Specialists full-time

    Pros

    The money isn't bad, the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    No written standards for work, no detailed workflow.

    Advice to Management

    Find someone to write out the standards/process/procedures. It would be easier for new employees to have something they can lay their hands on for guidance instead of relying on tribal knowledge.

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Aug 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 at GES, and we have a deep commitment to continue its... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Hated it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Experience Specialists full-time

    Pros

    people are very nice to work with

    Cons

    upper management plays favorites and everyone is clique-y

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Oct 4, 2018 – Director Global Talent Management

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like we let you down and that’s something we will definitely work on. We expect our managers to create an environment where... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "GES"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money and people were good.

    Cons

    Work life balance was awful.

    Global Experience Specialists Response

    Aug 6, 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


  6. "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


  7. "I love my job"

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    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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. 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


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