LEAD CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – April 15, 2016
This was an awesome company to work for fresh out of college. I had great managers and great opportunities to learn new things, master them and meet great people from many different industries. Traveling to different cities and putting on trade shows really taught me about how fast opportunities could be out there. Due to relocation opportunities it was necessary for me to leave the company.
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – March 6, 2015
great place to work very professional. Learned a lot worked there for 10 years. Gain all my manger skills from this company. Great training programs. I really recommend working for them if you have the opportunity.
Yes they did have a ping pong table in the warehouse l.o.l.
Forklift operator (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – January 31, 2015
Yes Im still able to work with this company and 9 others like it because it a teamster union .The best part of working with this company is it was never working at the same place.I mainly work at convention centers in southern California or in any one of big hotel ball rooms , fair grounds , i even worked a auto show in Anaheim stadium parking lot.Even if it was a show that i worked the year before the floor plan was changed along with the booths and maybe even the stuff companies were showing.I got to see all the state of the art stuff that big and little companies were coming out with.
Production and layout supervisor (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – April 6, 2014
The management in the creative services department isn't very good. They care more about production numbers than their employees... It's a grinder here; they work you until you're exhausted, then they replace you.
Project Manager Supervisor (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – October 15, 2013
GES was a productive workplace, with established practices and effective systems. I learned a lot about the general contractor side of the convention industry. Management and co-workers were friendly and interested in new ideas and cooperative working. The hardest part of the job was learning how to calculate measurements of materials used in the exhibit builds. I enjoyed the people that I worked with, both in the office and in the warehouse.
Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – June 26, 2013
- digital printing and sign/graphic layout for convention needs - I learned about different print medias, file formats, Corel software, trade show business, graphic application techniques, typography - I managed 15 to 25 people at a time while my manager was away at show site 2 to 3 times a week. this allowed me the opportunity to grow my multi-tasking abilities and organizational skills. - I worked with amazing, creative people while at GES. the graphics shop was equipped with artists and designers and carpenters and we all came together as a team to create beautiful displays. - the hardest part of that job was the long hours. I worked anywhere from 60 to 80 hours a week. - the most enjoyable part of my job was working with talented individuals who helped mold me into the person I am today.
Tradeshow assistant (Current Employee) – Anaheim, Long Beach, various locations – March 4, 2013
On call (non-union). Excellent work when called. Excellent salary and experience. First calls go to union workers. Union calls senior members first; Steady employment is not optimal. Drawbacks to this position is a lot of driving. I'm seeking a permanent full-time, day position offering growth opportunities and one that I can become a team player with!
excellent wage and learning opportunities
sr. union members called first, rarely contacted, union dues too expensive; long-distant driving.
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – October 11, 2012
Great to place to learn; most people are pleasant to work with; as is the case with virtually every work environment, there are some who are downright difficult to work with. It was a great learning experience; there is, however, room for improvement in getting new hires acclimated and trained in all that they'll need to know in order to be successful and effective in their jobs. When I started, it was learn as I go, no real training or establishment of expectations, then less than two months after I started, management hierarchy changed, which created yet another shift in focus. I'm thankful for the experience but, in the end, it just wasn't the environment for me.
you're always busy, lots of opportunities to learn
highly volatile management structure, pressure to learn quickly and under fire, not enough people to support the work load and expectations
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – September 3, 2012
I began as a Customer Service Rep for inbound calls. Truly a fast paced environment. Customers would need instruction/information for show exhibitions. Try to upsell their supplies for the shows. I learned to use several computer programs, simultaneously. The management was wonderful. They would help you when you needed it, and provided tools to help you better yourself. I truly enjoyed my co-workers. We all strived for the same goals. The hardest part of the job, was probably the patience required when customers were upset. The most enjoyable part of the job, was being able to help customers.
Close family atmosphere with strong ethical expectations
Exhibitor Services (Current Employee) – Renton, WA – August 26, 2012
My job consists of assisting exhibitors and preparing for upcoming trade shows. GES is a wonderful company to work for, but unless you are willing to relocate, the oportunities for advancement are limited. I work with a group of great individuals, who all have the same goals, and that is to provide the best service available. I love going to trade shows and meeting new people, and working thru new challenges.
Production Technician (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – May 1, 2012
Underpaid and overworked. Management is too worried about being everyones friend and coworkers slacking performance is allowed. Very amateur management skills. The work itself is simple though. If you can stay out of the drama you'll be fine...
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 27, 2012
you get to travel working at this place gave me more experience here because i got to do the trade show industry and it was very exciting for me. the only thing wrong with this company is that the hours you worked you couldnt balance it bewteeen your personal life and work.