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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Account Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Customer Account Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Contractor - Customer Account Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The EXPO Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with, incredibly supportive

    Cons

    The pay really needs to be upgraded


  2. "the expo group"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at The EXPO Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere with multiple job position available. Opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Low pay. Not a lot of options for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Have more opportunities for raises or advancement.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "soso"

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    Former Employee - Personal Account Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Personal Account Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The EXPO Group full-time

    Pros

    -Family type of atmosphere
    -The industry itself is a lot of fun

    Cons

    -Too much gossip. We would know about people getting fired a couple of weeks before it actually happened.
    -"rejuve" days are a joke. These are a few days within the calendar year when the office is closed. You can either go with no pay or use a vacation day.
    -no sick days - employees go to work in terrible condition so they can still get paid. This causes entire departments to get sick.

    Advice to Management

    -Cut gossip by not telling your employees sensitive HR related issues.
    -Change the number of sick days and rejuve policy so you can be proud of the benefits you provide your employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Well run organization. Alot of autonomy."

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

    I have been working at The EXPO Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, family-oriented company and tight knit co-workers, fun out of town projects and get togethers, comparable pay.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, tend to be last minute with personnel decisions, seems like everyone is running their own company under one umbrella, no sick leave must use vacation account.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive with merit-based pay raises. Many have left because they felt under-appreciated. Dont always assume people will "champion" ideas when they dont have the voice to go up the hierarchy. Stop using "temporary" in front of Ready Reserve posting, it hinders the talent pool. Overall running a good ship.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overall positive."

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    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The EXPO Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extensive training of the trade show industry, with experienced employees/supervisors readily available to assist.
    Every day is different - while you are behind a desk, you are constantly handling new and different situations, keeping work fresh instead of redundant.
    Traveling to shows is an amazing experience - you get to meet a ton of people, as well as learn so much more about how shows work and expand your network in the industry.
    The pay isn't the best - but while traveling all expenses are paid for (flights/hotel rooms, and all employees receive a per diem for meals, cabs, etc while on-site), if you are paid hourly you will receive OT pay - makes for good bonuses.
    Benefits are offered, but in my experience they seem a little high.

    Cons

    My job was "temp - to - hire" - when it came time to hire permanent employees no one was given the job they deserved. The least qualified candidates were promoted and given drastic pay raises, while the candidates with the most/best reviews were given the permanent position in the same job with an insignificant raise in pay.
    Office gossip is high - Everyone knows what you do before you do it. While this seems silly, it becomes overwhelming.
    No sick days, and very few vacation time given. If you are paid hourly and want to miss work due to being sick, it will either be considered an "unpaid day", or you will be required to take a vacation day if you want to get paid for the hours. This is constantly encouraging sick employees to come into the office, causing other employees to get sick.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate how promotions are given - take a look at your best performing employees and think how you would want to be treated if you were in their shoes. Take the politics out of the game - your employees would be happier.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Just another brick in the wall."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Co-workers! The constant threat of job loss creates coworker comradely similar to soldiers in Iraq.

    Cons

    The sophomoric attitudes the middle managers and the ineffectual upper management makes for a boiler room like atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect your employees. They are not printers or fax machines that can be thrown way when there is the least bit of problem with them. They are Human beings too.


  7. "Great People and Great Customer & Client Experiences."

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The EXPO Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People and Great Customer & Client Experiences.

    Cons

    Owner & Directors not always in touch with staff, customers and industry.

    Advice to Management

    Owner & Directors need to be more in touch with staff, customers and industry.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    Pros

    1) Good projects: This company has very good projects in C++
    2) Good environment: The environment for work is very good
    3) onsite opportunity: There are lot of opportunities for the work.
    4) Challenging work: Every task is challenging. You will enjoy the work.

    Cons

    1) Prolonged Appraisal process: There are lot of stages of process. It takes too long. You need to feed a lot of data into online system. But you will get rewarded for your good work. The process is fair. There is no politics.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any specific advise. Just keep it the good work. Promote the good employe. Give award for achievements. Always keep employee skills up to date. Give them new type of work whenever possible.