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Marcus Evans
406 Ratings
Pros
  • "People in the organisation are lovely and the sales training is great(in 40 reviews)

  • "Potential to make uncapped commissions if you’re a hard worker(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low base salary but plenty of achievable bonus opportunities(in 50 reviews)

  • "VERY LOW BASE SALARIES WITH GOOD POTENTIAL COMISSIONS(in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to put your business degree to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at marcus evans full-time

    Pros

    Learn a ton about high-level issues in multiple key industries of our economy Great team atmosphere Fantastic travel opportunities in 5-star venues Clear goals for early promotions

    Cons

    Low base salary but plenty of achievable bonus opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve on transparency about the future growth of the company. Employees like to know and get excited about where the company is headed.

    marcus evans2018-11-21
  2. Helpful (19)

    "a horrendous experience"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at marcus evans full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None at all. This place truly sucks.

    Cons

    Everything: 1. Expect EXTREME micromanagement. Show up 1 minute late? You're in trouble. Try to leave for lunch 1 minute early? Forget about it. Doctors appointment? Better have a note. Go off script during your sales pitch? Be prepared to be berated in front of everyone. Want to leave a little bit early? No way. All of your calls are recorded. If you are talking to a prospective client, management will dial in on mute and start giving you lines to say. 2. The management has the worst attitude ever. They are some of the meanest people I've ever met. They belittle you, embarrass you and talk down to you. They are consistently late to calls with prospective clients, which causes clients to get turned off. They are rude to the clients but even worse to the employees. 3. The company structure sucks. You get paid a poverty base salary, you get paid only once a month (sometimes late and payroll is done incorrectly as well), the crappy health insurance is expensive and you get no match on your 401k. There is no internal database (no company intranet, no Salesforce.com). The computers are old and slow, and the phone is always cutting in and out. 5. The absolute worst thing about this position is all of the lying. You have to lie to clients 100% of the time to get them to buy. Literally everything is based on a lie. They make you do absolutely ridiculous, unethical things to get in touch with decision makers. I am ashamed that I participated in their nonsense.

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    Advice to Management

    Go see a psychiatrist, you all need help. Good riddance!

    marcus evans2019-06-07
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Never apply for Marcus Evans"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at marcus evans full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only pro factor is the experience gained but it’s not even close to enough.

    Cons

    The company is outdated, a phone in front of you is all that you will have. The base salary is very low The reputation of the company is not motivating, you will struggle to close deals. Bad management

    marcus evans2019-04-01
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Project Executive"

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    Current Employee - Project Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at marcus evans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People (A lot of great individuals and leaders), Location (Downtown Chicago). Culture is great as well.

    Cons

    The base salary is not very good for the amount of work you put in. Some of the content that is produced is not consistent which affects your pay check. It would help if the base salary was increased and it would also eliminate the employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the base salary, it is not suitable for Chicago, and is well below the average of its competitors. Implement casual dress, or casual dress on Fridays

    marcus evans2018-11-20
  5. "Crazy place to work but good experience for conference producers"

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    Conference Producer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at marcus evans for more than a year

    Pros

    build good experience, given lots of responsibility, travel opportunities, office location

    Cons

    extremely low base salary, churn and burn environment, cold calling

    Advice to Management

    Could be a great entry level company especially in conference production. Treating employees better (really depends on your manager though, some are as good as they can be), giving better compensation and more opportunities for growth would go a long way to keep people around longer.

    marcus evans2017-08-28
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Sales executive"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at marcus evans full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance Good management Promotes by success

    Cons

    The base salary is insanely low

    marcus evans2017-03-21
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Conference Producer"

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    Former Employee - Conference Producer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at marcus evans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Great exposure to big companies and top executives. As producer you have great control on the flow of the event, the agenda and speaker selection. It is an enriching experience.

    Cons

    Toxic company culture, low base salary. Outdated technology, equipments. The only barometer of your value will be the revenue your events generate, nothing else. Bare minimum benefits package.

    marcus evans2017-03-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at marcus evans full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The compensation package is comprised of a base salary, uncapped commissions and bonuses. We have yearly incentive trips, and true organic growth which gives us excellent earning and advancement potential. Everything is very clear and transparent about what you need to do to be successful and you are given all of the tools/ support to do this. I took this role for this reason and have been with the company for 5+ years now. As a solutions provider sales representative you develop and build your own client base utilizing proven sales techniques including research, prospecting, probing, lead generation and closing. We have the opportunity to travel to domestic and international office locations and also attend events all over the world. Opportunity being the key word- you are not just handed clients/ accounts. To be successful you need to have grit, intelligence, patience and unequivocal persistence.

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    Cons

    If you are looking for an easy role where you can live off a steady base salary then this is not the job for you. You have to be prepared for failure, let it motivate you and expect nothing but the best from yourself. Failure is an inevitable part of the job, but so is success. You have to learn to control your emotions and be regimented in terms of process and mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective when hiring

    marcus evans2016-12-05
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Almost no redeeming qualities"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at marcus evans full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You learn to be comfortable hammering the phone constantly, talking to strangers to try to convince them to buy a pass to your conference. If you can sell here you can sell anywhere.

    Cons

    Low base salary ($1000/month) If you get stuck on a bad conference you can't earn commission No direct deposit and minimal benefits Limited growth opportunity You are encouraged to lie cheat and steal in order to close the sale Since the culture is to do whatever it takes to close the deal, you cannot trust managers or co-workers to do anything but the most cutthroat option You must arrive at 8, you cannot take lunch except from 12-1, you have to stand making calls during "power hour"; in short you are treated like a child

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    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the control; hire actual adults and you won't have to supervise them so closely; build better conferences so people don't have to lie to close the deal; treat employees with respect and build in more transparency with sales so managers who cheat the system don't get away with it

    marcus evans2016-09-07
  10. Helpful (26)

    "Believe me, you are better than this."

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    Sales Executive Chicago in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at marcus evans for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to tell people you work at the NBC building. Little do they know. If you work at the Chicago branch you'll probably develop a healthy amount of hatred for the British accent. You get to change your Linkedin job title to "Project Executive", knowing very well you are a mere Sales Rep.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything. Don't get it twisted. This an all day cold calling gig. Try imagining that before you accept the job offer. You are tricked into thinking you are about to join a "world class" company with endless opportunities for growth. And to be honest, they had me fooled. The fancy building and the shiny reception area are just a deliberate facade. As soon as you get on that sales floor you realize what a horrible mess you got yourself into. They let pretty much anyone through those doors. And I mean ANYONE. As long as you can speak in full sentences and have a pulse. At first I thought that passing the interview stage was an achievement on my part. Sadly, no! It was an achievement on the side of management as they have once again tricked another poor soul into being a temporary cog in the machine. The managers seem so nice at first - only for the first few days up until they chain you to a desk and phone. From then on its extreme micromanaging and getting humiliated and demeaned in front of the entire sales floor for making honest mistakes that come with the territory. The managers, OMG the managers! Almost all of them are on a power trip and look depressingly unhappy. They pick their favorites and shun everyone else who is not lucky enough to land a sale. I worked there for several months, and after the first week they stopped responding to a courteous "good morning" whenever we crossed paths. THEY ACT LIKE YOU DON'T EXIST. But if you are lucky enough to make a sale their attitude towards you changes almost instantly and they come around and give you high fives. And then its back to business as usual. They don't care about people. They only care about ringing that hypnotic bell. I've seen some managers go months without a sale. And the poor sales reps (Project Executives lol) sit there and do 120+ dials a day and someone is considered very lucky if a prospect falls for their deceptive pitch and actually books a seat. People go for long dry months without a sale. Its really sad and discouraging. The managers, on the other had, at least some of them, make sales ALL THE TIME. They have been there long enough to rig the system in their favor. They rely on the leads generated by the sales reps that come and go, and they also have the freedom to email clients whenever they want. Oh, and you are NOT ALLOWED to send out an email to a potential client without a manager's approval. They actually fire people over that. That's how intense the micromanaging goes. Almost everything you do has to be approved by someone. Most of the time you will feel like your hands are tied as you lose opportunities that could have ended up in a sale. Sometimes the managers actually YELL stuff to sales reps while they are on the phone with clients: "say this" "say that"! Very distracting and annoying. You are given a desk and a phone. No computer. You are allowed to use the assigned research computers for an hour each day. The rest of the time you are "smiling and dialing". The computers are very outdated. Only managers have the high privilege of having a computer at their desk. This is madness! It's a one dimensional job. Very monotonous! Same grind - day in day out. The turnover rate is through the roof. The entire time I was there I didn't meet one person that actually enjoys working there. Everyone is always talking about how they want to find something else. It's a survival job. Yes, some people stick with it and inch up the ladder. But by the time they become managers, or any of the other meaningless titles like 'senior' or 'team champ', they've been turned bitter and grumpy. And thus the cycle continues. Lunch is at 12:00 for everyone, everyday. No exceptions. "High school, is that you?" The base salary is insulting. If you aren't making at least 3 sales a month, which is almost completely unrealistic, you walk away with a little over $1000 per month. Managers actually go around the desks on pay day and TOSS and FLING the pathetic paper cheques in the employees' faces. #respectdoesntlivehere You are disposable, that is what the managers make very clear to you as soon as you start this job. And they never miss a beat when it comes to reminding you either. The faces around you keep changing so fast at Marcus Evans it's hard to remember who's who. You'll meet very good and funny people. But they'll be gone quicker than you can pick up the phone. The reception area is always populated by oblivious applicants waiting nervously for their interview. This is almost a daily occurrence. I've never seen anything like this! Managers are obsessed with meetings. They call a meeting almost everyday just to nag the team about stats and about how "you aren't following the process". I'm not sure about it but I think there are some shady things happening behind the doors at Marcus Evans. The company itself keeps getting sued for fraud. Something is rotten and it reeks. You aren't even allowed to tell people on the phone that you are with Marcus Evans. You literally have to make an effort to avoid saying "Marcus Evans" during the call. They lie to you during training that it is because one can never be sure about how the company is perceived by people. I think the truth is the exact opposite. The company obviously has a bad reputation and they want to close the sale before the client does some digging. That's why URGENCY is such a fundamental sales tactic for them. If you like being openly disrespected, degraded, and demeaned on a daily basis then this is the perfect job for you! And yes, of course, if luck is on your side you can make money here. But it is never consistent. You can have one or two good months and then go 4 months of just punching the clock and taking home a pathetic cheque.

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff! It might bring down the high turnover rate. Just maybe, though. Invest in modern technology! Be transparent with staff and clients! Be respectful of your employees. Don't let worldly corporate titles get to your head. You still have to be respectful. You expect respect so give it! It'll come back to you. Be flexible about lunch times. GET A MICROWAVE FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES!!! They have to stand in line in the building next door just to warm up their food - taking 20mins of their lunch! Come on! At least pretend like you care about people. Paper cheques? Really?! Let's just go back to the barter system. Find a way back to your soul. Nurture relationships with people. Don't just use them and lose them.

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    marcus evans2016-07-21
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