A fairly typical retail job with normal requirements.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – 300 Stuart ave. las vegas, nv 89101 – July 9, 2015
As a sales associate with Event Network working in joint with the Mob Museum in a gift shop I am required to assist customers, handle cash and stock and straighten the store throughout my day. I have improved my customer service and sales skills by working with fellow co-workers and a fairly capable management team. My co-workers and I maintain a friendly environment and healthy work relationship with a balance of respect and communication, always looking to improve upon our performances with friendly sales competitions. The hardest part of my job with Event Network would be approaching customers for sales in a 'forced exit' environment; being as we are a gift shop at the end of the attraction it is common for us to have people who are just ready to leave so we must be creative in encouraging them to stay and make purchases. The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting such a diverse background of visitors in a relaxed retail environment and hearing their stories and sharing in their experience at the Mob Museum.
Good place to work if you are a student looking for summer employment .
Lead Cashier (Former Employee) – Gettysburg, PA – June 1, 2016
Used to be a good place to work and then the store director left and the new director does not understand the EN Culture so therefore the store is being turned into a cheap souvenir stand. Male employees are favored over female employees and there is alot of back stabbing that goes on.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 18, 2016
A typical day at work would depend on what store you are in and what is assigned. Some days you are non stop on the cash register or non stop on the floor recovering. The management there is great they love to teach you new things, I like have the customer service part of the job where I get to talk to people and help them.
Sales Lead (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – November 2, 2015
It's OK. It's a great summer job, when the hours are high and the people are sometimes nice. I got this job thinking a year later I would be promoted, but no such thing happened. The company is inconsistent and is never true to their word. They lie to save a buck, and jack up the prices of everything to make more money. It's almost unfair. But the overall moral of the company itself is wonderful. They work hard, just not hard enough for the people struggling to move up in the world.
15 minute breaks every four hours, get to play with products
Playful environment with lots of opportunities to engage with the guests and products.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 25, 2014
Working in a store with a typical volume of 12,000 per day was a very fast paced and energetic environment. Working with the company taught me to stay on my feet and think of quick solutions to the many issues that arose with a volume that size. My problem solving skills were extremely enhanced as well as my empathy and increased patience towards guest and their needs and wants. In a store with as much product as it's volume it was extremely beneficial to communicate with co-workers, management, and guests. Communication was key at the company, to be able to communicate was equivalent to being able to perform the job to the best of one's ability.
engaging with so many different people from around the world.
benefits for a regular employee wasn't very promising.
Cashier Lead (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – August 30, 2014
Does not have a good upper management. The place is quite unorganized. Scheduling seems to be a difficult task. I learned that in retail with Event Network it is who you know and who likes you not how well you do that determines promotion. The actual job duties are not the part of the job that is the problem. Some of the people I met working there became friends. Raises are completely on favoritism, which seems to me to be a very non-professional way of handling it.
Assistant Store Director (Former Employee) – ct – June 27, 2013
if you are looking for a good place to start and possibly move up quickly this is for you. however you move up quickly because the turn over rate is quite high. the priorities of this company are a bit skewed and they would not bat an eyelash when asking you to work weeks on end without a day off if it meant maintaining budgets, but they do not do overtime so either your hours will be spaced over 7 days or you will be salaried so they can get to most out of you without having to pay you more. it is a very high stress job .
full time benefits package is great altho costly, profit sharing for upper managment is good but paid months late.
they seem to care very little for employee happiness, stress reduction
Reactive, unorganized company seems like they are scrambling to stay afloat.
Assistant Buyer (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 26, 2015
Stressful work environment. Everyone is spread way too thin and the company works way beyond their means. As a new employee, no one made the time to properly train me, even after repeatedly asking management for more guidance. Buyers repeatedly asked me to do things for them that they themselves did not know how to do, and I found this extremely frustrating considering I received very little training. A very reactive and unorganized company always trying to fix the same problems after they happen. It seems like they are making a lot of cut-backs, and have been laying-off many dedicated and hard working employees this year. A red-flag for me was when I realized they were not paying their vendors on time -invoices were months past due. They like to TALK a lot about company culture, but frankly it seems forced and disingenuous.
Free continental breakfast every morning in the community kitchen. You can bring your dog to work.
Unorganized company. Very little communication. No training. Stressful, unfriendly work environment
Store Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – July 8, 2015
Usually a typical day at work includes me demoing several toys for guests, driving sales. Also backing up as one of the main cashiers. On a slow day I am the stores main merchandiser. Ive learned how to work better and have more patience with children, as well as diverse families. The management is very strict yet flexible. Very bright, optimistic and driven culture. My co-workers are usually young with contagious smiles. The hardest part is when dealing with the daily rushes however the system we have works proficiently. The most enjoyable part is seeing the happy faces leaving the door, far more happier than how they came in.
great learning experience, only flaw was the locale
Assistant Director (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – August 1, 2015
Overall, this was a great job. Convenient location, good hours. I had good support from the district and regional managers. Being in a mall the caliber of applicants was decent at best. Unfortunately, the price point was just to much for the demographic of customers. The prices set were for a more upscale mall. The mall they chose was more lower middle class. I've always been able to upsell, and increase the units per transaction. I know how to connect with people. I've always found ways to get peoples attention, without being pushy. I really learned the importance of developing good relationships with vendors and buyers. I also learned how much product placement drives sales. Some times just changing a display can make a real difference.
diverse selection of products, high employee discount
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – November 17, 2015
Being able to play with, and sell toys was amazing. I was able to be myself, and get what I needed done. Being able to show the children how the toys worked, and watching their eyes light up was probably the best feeling in the world.