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Goldstar Events Reviews

Updated Jan 31, 2019

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Jim McCarthy
8 Ratings
  1. "Valued and Heard"

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    Former Employee - Venue Support Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldstar Events full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    *Company does its best to keep as many team members as possible informed and leaves spaces for people to contribute ideas. *Great benefits. *Supportive supervisors. *Fun and engaging company culture.

    Cons

    *Some major changes in the organization often came with long hours and difficult shifts in employee expectations, but I imagine this would be difficult for any organization.

    Goldstar Events2019-01-31
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Interesting Company"

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    Former Employee - Venue Advisor in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goldstar Events full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent pay and benefits. - A lot of great co-workers.

    Cons

    -In the Venues department, beware of management. Several managers in prominent positions are disorganized, ineffective leaders with poor communication skills. -Working at Goldstar, you deal with a lot of nervous and/or agitated managers and executives, who seem to be scrambling to find new ways to grow the company. It's disconcerting, and it leads to a tense work environment. - Very little opportunity for career-growth...

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    Advice to Management

    - Keep your composure. Be very careful about the message you're sending to your employees. - Understand market trends better. - Take responsibility for your failures. Don't blame lower-level employees.

    Goldstar Events2018-03-19
  3. "Venue Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Venue Advisor in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldstar Events full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture, amazing perks and incentives, and access to events.

    Cons

    The company is growing quickly and the tasks/role you were hired for might change.

    Goldstar Events2018-01-26
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good and Fun Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Goldstar Events full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * CEO has a strong vision of where the company is headed * More than fair pay * All 3 co-founders still leading the company after 15 years * Profitable * Generally intelligent and hard-working people * Fun culture * Company actually does something valuable and useful and is the best in that space

    Cons

    * Definitely some favoritism. There's a few specific employees that seem to have gotten promoted really high up for no apparent reason other than they are liked by top management. * Sales people aren't called sales people (venue advisors), which is weird. They therefore don't get trained like you'd expect salespeople to be trained.

    Advice to Management

    * More disciplined performance reviews with specific goals that actually get reviewed regularly. Base promotions and salary on that rather than who you really really like. * Provide more opportunities for career advancement by actually asking employees what their career goals are and working with them to achieve them.

    Goldstar Events2017-05-05
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great for engineers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldstar Events full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Good balance of "Deploy often" and "Release when it's ready" * Supportive of developer sponsored work * Nice employee hardware, comfortable work space

    Cons

    * Some of the engineering team was split between their two main offices and remote workers, making communication/collaboration a tad more difficult

    Goldstar Events2017-03-08
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Company that treats their employees well"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldstar Events full-time

    Pros

    excellent benefits, friendly yet intense work environment great organization of company excellent managers very transparent great office culture awesome CEO ownership never gets complacent and we're always looking for new ways to improve

    Cons

    sometimes the quality of events they bring on is on the lower end which means the sales work to be done can be a bit uninspiring. This changes as

    Goldstar Events2016-07-09
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldstar Events full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fabulous management, great customer value prop

    Cons

    Hard to be a slacker and survive

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Goldstar Events2015-08-26
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Venue Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Goldstar Events full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, fun event hook ups

    Cons

    They've lost all concept of work life balance and lost the great company culture that made Goldstar a fun place to be and somewhere you were proud to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the work life balance

    Goldstar Events2015-08-11
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Venue Advisor"

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

    I have been working at Goldstar Events full-time

    Pros

    The company culture and people you get to come to work with each day make it an exciting place to spend your work week. From happy hour celebrations, free lunches and bagel day it's just a fun, happy place to be. The benefits package is also incredible.

    Cons

    Due to the fast-paced nature of the job where meeting aggressive sales goals are of utmost importance, stress levels can run high. It definitely keeps you on your toes and is great for those who thrive on the hustle and bustle

    Goldstar Events2015-07-08
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Pleasant"

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    Current Employee - Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldstar Events

    Pros

    Company culture is strong Business is growing Good hardware to use Flexible with time off

    Cons

    The structure for software development planning could be a bit loose for some.

    Goldstar Events2015-01-02
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