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- Event Cinemas scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and % Recommend to a friend.
- HBC Event Services scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
- Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
What Employees Say
- "Free movies" was the most mentioned Pro at Event Cinemas.
- "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Event Cinemas.
I worked at HBC Event Services full-time for less than a year
Work from home: It isn't for everyone, but if you have a family with young, school age children this is an excellent career opportunity to be everywhere you need to be without sacrificing family.... This company is very understanding of work/life balance (but don't think you can be lazy and sit on your laurels, you will be busy earning your keep). If you have an appointment, they will usually try to work with you. Of course you must make your time up somewhere if you expect to be paid for it. Speaking of pay: Compensation is quite substantial. It does depend on your work experience, but the company seems to pay well and understands that you must pay for what you are getting. Additionally, if you take into account what you are saving commute-wise (gas and wear on your car), that can really make a difference. You also do not have to maintain an extensive professional wardrobe. There is the odd occasion you might work or visit an event or site, but it's very rare. Overall, between what you're saving and earning, along with convenience of working from home, it's a nice way to make a living.
Work from home: Be sure you know yourself well and make sure you are comfortable being alone for extended periods of time. Working from home can be good or bad depending on your personality type.... You could go crazy working from home if you are a people person and did it long enough. Work/life balance: Again this can be good or bad. It requires a lot tremendous amount of self-discipline and time-management. You are responsible for checking in and out of work with a timestamp. Workaholics beware! You can easily wind up burning the midnight oil without noticing. Workload: Depends greatly on upcoming events. It can be super busy at times, trying to complete too many tasks with not enough hours in the day. Other times it can be a little slow. This is primarily because you are dealing with events, it's just the nature of the beast and it comes with the territory.
Advice to Management
Overall the management is pretty awesome! I still find it quite incredible what you are able to achieve with such a small team! The only thing I could suggest is maybe some team-building once a month... or so. Everyone works so hard and I think this would allow teams a chance to blow off a little steam and strengthen relationships! At the end of the day, this is the event service industry and it's what we do - it's full-on and it's no joke! Keep it up guys, I think you're doing a fantastic job! See you in the trenches ;)