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Maritz Reviews

Updated October 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great facilitator network; Allows for opportunities to take short term and/or longer term contracts; good work/life balance" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Flexible hrs and can work from home" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Salaries seemed below average, but there was lots of psychic income (nice benefits, work / life balance, etc" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Upper management does not appear to listen to the voices of those in the trenches every day" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "employee"

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

    I have been working at Maritz full-time

    Pros

    best company in the meetings and events industry

    Cons

    only 24 hours ins a day to work there


  2. "Future-facing Tech Stack / Rapidly Changing Environment"

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Fenton, MO
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Fenton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Future-facing tech stack is awesome (Apollo GraphQL, containerized development environments, PolymerJS/Web Components, NodeJS Microservices, more).
    2. Management is open to trying different technologies if you can argue justification for adoption.
    3. Opportunities for employees to contribute in ways that exceed title (i.e, software engineer contributing to business strategy).

    Cons

    1. The environment is rapidly changing which can be rough and frustrating for less-experienced developers.
    2. Frequent over-time becomes necessary for the leaders (i.e, technical team leads, Subject-matter Experts, senior management, software architects).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop a product using awesome technologies and with a focus on code quality and sound practices such as CI/CD, automated testing, etc. Look to hire people with more expertise as opposed to favoring lower-cost alternatives.

  3. "Amazing company with heart"

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    Former Employee - Training Director in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Training Director in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maritz full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Maritz is a great company to work for, and the only thing better is the people you get to work with. The people really make Maritz standout from the rest.

    Cons

    Closed the location I worked in. I would have gladly worked at Maritz for my entire career.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Not the Culture it Used to Be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fenton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maritz full-time

    Pros

    There are some really great people. Pockets of the company are trying to work on improving their culture. In other pockets, the culture is still being torn down. Progress and innovation are not synonymous with being male and a jerk.

    Cons

    Leadership is almost all white men. Women can have more experience and education, but are still 2nd class compared to men. The culture has taken a turn for the worse. People don't want to say how long they have worked here because the new management will look down on them as if they aren't keeping up with the rest of the world. Long tenure is a negative factor in the equation of your worth.

    Advice to Management

    Some of our new senior leaders are so focused on technology and dollars, they have lost sight, or never cared about the assets called employees. Previous leaders did care it is was a big part of our culture. We have done a poor job in the leaders we have brought in. They have already changed the dynamics of MCX and MMS.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on your group. Good people, but stress levels can be very high."

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    Current Employee - Interactive Developer in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Interactive Developer in Fenton, MO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maritz full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous vacation and sick leave, and most positions allow working remotely on Fridays or for any reason. Good people. Environment more social than many. New tech stack includes cutting-edge frameworks.

    Cons

    Unreasonable deadlines often lead to overworking in IT. Training not well supported. Teams are often broken up when a project concludes, or even before.

    Advice to Management

    Training relieves more burdens than almost anything else. Give time for people to learn rather than expecting immediate results on new technology/new personnel. Also, communicating personnel changes well in advance helps transfer knowledge before it is lost and decreases anxiety and stress in the workplace.


  6. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in Fenton, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maritz full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family owned corporation with long term employees.

    Cons

    Distance can be a challenge for some.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Program Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fenton, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fenton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maritz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to start your career. You learn a lot of information and get a good idea of how the business world works. If you're lucky, you have a good relationship with big name clients. SOME of the people are knowledgeable and fun to work with. They spend time and money on happy hours, picnics, and other random team building exercises. We get a decent PTO package - its better if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Pay is not good.
    They want people to do A LOT of work for very little, then they want to give you a 1% raise for all your efforts. I am guessing it cant be much higher than that since the "Executive Team" just keeps expanding with random new people. The benefits could be better for a company that has been around for a long time and is on the Best Places to Work list. You are offered health, dental, PTO, etc. but its just mediocre.
    They keep people who have been in the same position for 25 years, which wouldn't be a problem and might be beneficial, BUT the people are lazy and no longer fit to do their job. I think the newest President recognizes this and has tried to purge some of the negativity and people who are still using typewrites to complete their job because they wont change their ways or work on being efficient. Managers should have to be accountable for their employees being lazy and negative, but they aren't because most of them are not aware of what is going on around them If you happen to get a mediocre manager, your suggestions, questions, comments, and concerns will be filed in his/her circular file because at Maritz you don't want to draw attention to the flaws. They just pretend everything is fine.
    Moving within the company is like pulling teeth unless you know someone willing to help you. OR, they want someone who has TONS of experience and specific requirements, but then tell you you'll get a $2 an hour raise - no thanks.
    No departments within the company are ever on the same page. IT, operations, communications, brand, sales...the list goes on. Nobody is on the same page which causes chaos within the company and our clients can see that.

    Advice to Management

    There are AWESOME tenured people and new people that work at Maritz, but there are others tenured and new, that are awful. Realize that not everyone is worth keeping and move on. You are a rewards and recognition company - treat your employees accordingly. Stop hiring unnecessary people and pay people in line with the industry. You will be surprised how your efficiency will go up - you probably wont need all the extra bodies you hire to sit around. Make growth within a positive thing, not something frowned upon. Be transparent with your people. YOU ARE ON THE SAME TEAM...ACT LIKE IT.

  8. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Maritz full-time

    Pros

    Financially stable, great flexibility and colleagues, supportive company culture

    Cons

    Salaries on the lower end of the range


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Analyst in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Analyst in Fenton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maritz (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Work-life balance
    Holidays and time off
    benefits
    Work from home days

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to move up


  10. "Maritz Travel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fenton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maritz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company Culture, Company message, Job security.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to it's employees concerns and suggestions within the department, they do not pay anyone in Guest Services enough money for the workload, unrealistic expectations on getting work done during your actual shift, you find high turnover here because there are better opportunities to make more money and grow outside of this company.


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