Not great work life balance
Events and Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – United States – September 9, 2018
I was an events and retail manager for less than a year. The company is focused on growth and increasing sales, which means there are some pretty aggressive numbers to obtain. You are responsible for your numbers after your first 30 days and you do not receive any formal training. You are responsible for hiring your own event promoters, retail manager and showroom personnel. You will be responsible for training them in a classroom setting as well as at events. On the weekend, you have to make site visits using your own vehicle, driving for hours across your installation territory. When interviewed, I was told that I could work from home and no weekends. That is far from the truth! I was working everyday, with no days off! If i needed to work from home, I was questioned why and told that was the reason why my numbers were behind. If you achieve your numbers, you will be given both monthly and quarterly paychecks, but it is not an easy task. You must be willing to sacrifice your personal time, as management sends daily texts and emails, threatening your job and questioning your performance as a leader. By the time you calculate the hours you've worked against your salary, you are working for peanuts!! Even though I met some fantastic people, in the end, it's wasn't worth the headache and the stress.
Long drive times, wear and tear on your car, no social life/personal time, lack of work life balance, lacks formal training, extensive time away from family, no assistant to help you, lack of support from upper management.