Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Reviews

Updated 15 Jun 2020

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8 Ratings
  1. "Positive but big place"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Ustomer Service Representative 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Pros

    Offer a good salary for the casual role. Duty included directing people attending the events

    Cons

    A very big place takes a lot of time to walk from one point to another. One often gets lost.

  2. "Overseas Aussies"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Pros

    Diverse workplace with many overseas travellers and even more in management

    Cons

    Overseas pretend Aussies working as Front managers all the worsetIve ever seen in terms of Safety, attitude, work ethic and supporting staff... I saw bullies who didn't follow Australia Safely Laws and put-down minorities and use intimation tactics to make a point, who are you people? Also women treated appallingly! Just to throw in how bad these guys are to work for

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  3. "Not a bad first job"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Food and Beverage 
    Recommends

    I worked at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for more than a year

    Pros

    Good if you’re a student

    Cons

    A lot of work

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  4. "lots of benefits"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Retail in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly environment with super flexible working hours. No two days are the same. There's lots of staff benefits and plenty of room for progression

    Cons

    There's usually no work from December until about late February

  5. "Team ethos"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carnegie
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very customer centric with a strong emphasis on improving the working lives of employees. A strong value based culture.

    Cons

    Events is an exciting area to work in but can be stressful.

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  6. "Nice place to work at."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Food and Beverage Attendant in Melbourne
    Recommends

    I worked at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good managers/team leaders -Rarely understaffed -Pleasant work culture -Flexible shifts -Good location -Uniform kept on site for you

    Cons

    -Late finish/early start (comes with the job)

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  7. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - extremley felixble rostering - casual wage - great staff benefits -

    Cons

    - inefficiencies of operation so your sometimes a little bit lost

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  8. "Events and stuff"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location, people, events, clients, prestige

    Cons

    Lack of acknowledgement, long hours, politics, no room for growth

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Going down the drain, quickly."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Up till September 2015 this place was a joy to work at, after that point the morale plummeted thanks to a misguided restructure that replaced, moved or removed some of the most skilled staff.

    Cons

    Salary increases for non-EBA staff once assured to be at or near CPI (cost of living) have been replaced by an entirely subjective evaluation system which was advertised to staff originally as a tool to increase their productivity and aim for acheivements but changed to a performance management system that directly affected salary increases 2 months before it closed for 2016. This left the majority of front line staff with no way to realistically acheive a high enough result to receive anything close to CPI. There is also an issue where there is no ability for an employee to appeal or request review of their results asdecided by their line manager in a 30 minute meeting to complete the performance review process. Staff turnover is extremely high with some departments almost gutted and their replacments aren't able to fill the roles or perform the duties required and this is only for the full and part time staff. There is an issue with rostering of casual staff that has made them less flexible and unwilling to support the business on short notice due to mismanagement in the rostering department. Executive management appear tone deaf to the issues being felt by their respective departments.

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  10. "Amazing"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Customer Service in Boronia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for more than a year

    Pros

    Great supportive staff. Lots of flexibility for hours. Works great if you are university student. Non stressful environment. Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of development pathways. Is seasonal so the work is very inconsistent and can often mean you have very little work

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