Fast paced job, good benefits after 1 year of employment, poor management.
Event Staff (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 19, 2018
I worked at Levy as what they called a Runner. We would get Event Orders, or "EO's", from clients that wanted to use our convention center to host their events. They'd order services such as food catering, concession stands, and full bars. They'd tell us how many people they expect to show up, and estimated how much beer/liquor/labor they want to buy for the event.
The team of runners(1-5 people), plus 3 or 4 supervisors would tell us how many bars we need set up, how many coke merchandisers to fill with water+soda, and how much beer and liquor to prepare for the events. That's probably the hardest part of the job because in my experience at least, our managers were NEVER on the same page, and trying to get jobs done quickly and efficiently was impossible. This lead to a lot of rushing to get things done last minute, doing 1 job several times to get right, or overtime working late(sometimes long days from 10am-2am).
I think the most enjoyable part of the job is meeting people from all over the world for different events. learning about things you'd never expect to learn about, and hanging out with cool(or really annoying) bartenders.
free food and drink, yearly raises, usually fun atmosphere, health benefits, Pto
poor management, heavy lifting + pushing, long days