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MPEA Reviews

Updated November 26, 2017
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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great buildings, great people, great hours

    Cons

    occasional crime nearby due to redeveloping area

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Sales Manager"

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

    I worked at MPEA full-time

    Pros

    Great venues, stellar locations on the lake.

    Cons

    Upper Management is arrogant and elusive. Access to them and productive conversations is non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Why hire capable staff if you ignore and dismiss them?

  3. "Disorganized mess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MPEA part-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Shift work is flexible. Lots of overtime during a busy trade show season.

    Cons

    Poor management is the root cause of most problems. They create needless problems with exhibitors and employees.

    Nepotism and favoritism run rampant.

    No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees with long tenure to take care of issues.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Solid government sector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good colleagues, work life balance

    Cons

    Location is inconvenient, advancement opportunities limited


  5. "Pier Host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MPEA part-time

    Pros

    Will meet hundreds of people everyday many of whom are tourists seeking to have a good time in Chicago.
    Centralized locations

    Cons

    Room for growth very poor
    Pay increases non existent

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun place to work at.

    Cons

    Horrible pay and horrible hours.


  7. "A great place to be employed and learn a trade."

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    Former Employee - Payroll Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Payroll Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MPEA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits and the people are wonderful here.

    Cons

    The lack of upward movement among employee.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest to do some internal hiring instead of going outside the company.

  8. "its not what you know, its who you know"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    benefits are decent, free parking, area resturants.

    Cons

    out-of-date equipment and software
    management talks down to you
    no room for advancement
    its all about the politics

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect.


  9. "Took too long to blow it up......"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pension Plan and vacation/sick-time accumulations.

    Cons

    Political and overall BS was a waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    REST IN PEACE.


  10. "Not TOO Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The benefits couldn't be beat. Health insurance and all of that was unbelievable at times. In that aspect we were definitely spoiled.

    Cons

    Communication was terrible. We never really knew what was going on at any given time.

    Also, the red tape was exhausting. Most of the time you could never get a straight answer from anybody because everybody was waiting on everybody else. You ask... "WHAT??? That doesn't make any sense"... EXACTLY... The red tape was so bad that I'm surprised it didn't spontaneously manifest itself and cover the buildings...

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with your people. There were so many times that we were in "No Man's" land because there was such a lack of communication. Especially when things were going public, the first place some of heard it was on the Nightly News.