Pros: Management has your back
Cons: Pay is not the best
The pay for the position which I currently occupy is poor but the amount of flexibility in the job makes up for this. For example there are weeks where I will work for between 50 and 60 hours mostly on the weekends and have 3 days off during the week for days I have school. Then there will be weeks where I only have to work 32 hours because there aren't events currently happening so I am simply planning and getting ahead for the next event. This job is ever changing and quite a bit of fun, for example I write an outdoor blog for Bass Pro Shops which I am able to use knowledge gained through work and personal experience to write. I currently work with another Events Associate who is wonderful, this job needs a lot of energy and creativity and she definitely has both in abundance. There is really no hardest part of this job, a lot of this job is interacting with the public and with Pros in our store while planning large events for the store. So there are interesting days but there is never a part of the job that is really hard. The most enjoyable part of this job is working with every single department in the store while also working closely with the public to make events go off successfully. Personally I have grown our Tuesdays with the Pros, an event every Tuesday in which a fishing pro comes in and talks about the fishing on different lakes and what the fish are biting on that week. We went from an original core group of 9 people coming to the event to an average of 45 people in the span of 2 years. The ability to grow something like this while working with management to make the event more enjoyable for the pros and the customers has been amazing. Rolling into management I have found that the management of the store and corporate have had my back at every turn. Also management has been willing to hear my thoughts on events and take these into consideration when they are applicable. On a whole I would say management is one of the best I have ever worked for.