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- "The people there are nice" (in 3 reviews)
- 2.0Jun 11, 2019Event StaffFormer Employee, less than 1 year
You will quickly learn how much you value yourself.
Company makes you come in for 3 rounds of interviews so that you think you worked really hard to get the position. At the last "on site" interview you realize that these events are actually you standing in BJs for hours trying to push products onto people. Owner makes it sound so cool and like your in an exclusive group of elites. But really your just as annoying as the cable companies harassing walmart customers by the electronics isle. There's team building activities like as if your in summer camp, and meetings were you act out your pitches for the owner to perfect so that just maybe, one person, might actually buy the junk at your booth. There's between 4-9 employees that constantly rotate out. No one stays at this miserable job.
- 1.0May 26, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
"Pros"? Haha, nice joke.
The first job I ever had out of college, and by far the worst. You would be forced to stand in a Sam's Club for somewhere between 8-12 hours per day at a booth and hock miscellaneous items to passers-by. You would get ignored, yelled at, generally demoralized, etc. for harassing customers who were only in there to shop. Oh, and you worked for 12 continuous days (yes, this includes weekends) to earn one day off. And on your "day off," you would still be required to report in to the office for a "morning meeting," which in reality was just a brainwashing session where the CEO would attempt to convince her mindless sheep that this was a fruitful career path. The entire thing was so horrendous that it became comical. Words cannot express how proud I am that the owner shut this business down.
- 1.0Feb 7, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
It is a very positive work environment and the people are nice.
With those pros being said...people are nice but there is a sense of unhealthy competition and I always felt really dumb and judged when I got questions answered. This is a pyramid scheme... they tell you its not but it is. Its interesting how they preach about business but the President did not even go to school for business... also one of the HR people told me that the president left at like 12pm to go run errands, play with her dogs or take a nap. And let me remind you that this is why we were all busting our butts in the field for 8 hours a day. Also we had to have one on ones where we were not paid for our time. if you are a college graduate where you did not study business but want to own one this is the job for you... None of the leaders even studied business and the majority of the stuff they were talking about was very incorrect at times. Just because you can stand in a sams club or costco and sell some stuff does not make you a business woman. Also we had to dress so unbelievably professionally but would have to sit on the floor, which was dirty. Also it was a lot of repetition of information. I could go on and on but if you respect yourself then this is not the place for you I barely had enough money to feed myself because all of it was going towards gas so i could get to the clubs every day to stand for 8 hours.3
- 5.0Oct 14, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 yearRaleigh, NC
I learned so much in my short time at Vanguard Events Inc. Their entry level position is challenging and is not for anyone who is not willing to give 100%. Their leadership team is focused on growing new leaders from entry level and giving support to everyone at the office. I received advice and support regarding everything from my feet hurting after a long day to conquering my fears about networking to gaining self confidence after some past hardships. I gained skills that help me make the most of every work day and every situation. I am a more confident person and feel that any future success I have will be in part thanks to Meg, Mel, Azul and the other leaders that set an example as strong, independent and driven women.
Long hours and a steep learning curve make this job difficult for anyone who is not prepared. If you put in the time you can learn the information in the time you are given. I do recommend self care and making sure you are prepared every day.2
- 5.0Oct 12, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeRaleigh, NC
In my opinion, one of the biggest pros of working with Vanguard Events is how it is truly a team environment. Everyone there is there to help you grow. They go out of their way to help one another hit their personal and professional goals. They host super fun team nights and accept everyone as part of the team from day one. Meg holds high standards to keep the office a positive and professional environment. The morning atmosphere is fun and inspiring. From day one they give you all the tools you need to succeed in this business, all you have to do is show up and work hard and you will succeed.
This completely depends on your outlook. If you're willing to put in hard work to see results then this is the opportunity for you. If not then I would look elsewhere because this is definitely the type of business where what you put in is what you get out, and I see that as less of a con and more of a positive.1
- 1.0Oct 5, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
No pros at this company.
Company is a scam, like a pyramid company. Advertisement for job is very misleading. Do not follow through with pay arrangements. It is not 40 hours a week, no benefits. Managers are very demeaning.8
- 1.0Sep 28, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Working for Vanguard Events taught me valuable business lessons in regards to what I do not want in employment.
Every negative review on Glassdoor about Vanguard is true. If you have aspirations of working for a legitimate business, then steer clear of this place. -There are job postings on career websites (CareerBuilder, Monster, Zip Recruiter, etc...) for various positions (Event Coordinator, Entry Level Sales, Marketing Associate, etc...), but no matter what you apply for there is only one position available. -The position you will be interviewed for is sales. They will tell you it is not sales, but it is. When you are trying to get people to buy a product at your booth that is a sales position. -Their so called "events" are actually you just standing at a booth in Sam's Club or Costco for 8 hours a day. -The starting salary is a mere $8 per hour, and you will only work 20 hours a week until you get promoted -You'll be asked to go on spur the moment trips to Lumberton NC, Greenville SC, and other out of the way places. Sometimes for a few days, but could be up to two weeks. If you turn it down because it is difficult to rearrange your schedule on such short notice they will make you feel extremely guilty, and question whether you are taking your employment seriously. -When you're first called after submitting your resume they will intentionally be very vague when describing the position details. The purpose behind this is to get you to come in the following day for an interview, and tell you that you will get more details from the hiring manager. They only care about getting bodies in the door, not what your credentials are or if you would be a good fit. -There is an extremely high turnover rate. Many employees choose to leave within their first 1-3 months of employment because the overall experience it just unprofessional. -They purposely like getting new college grads because they easily buy into words like "management", "growth", and "promotion" that are sprinkled throughout the interview. College grads are easier to lie to because most do not have a lot of business experience to be able to see this opportunity for what it is... a scam. -At the end of the day this is a pyramid scheme.10
- 2.0Sep 1, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
You learn a lot about business and meet a lot of different people.
You are extremely overworked and it's more of a sales job than marketing. Was also told it was full-time but no one recieves 40 hours?6
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Vanguard Events has an overall rating of 2.8 out of 5, based on over 26 reviews left anonymously by employees. 36% of employees would recommend working at Vanguard Events to a friend and 41% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
36% of Vanguard Events employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Vanguard Events 2.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.