Quest Events Employee Reviews

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Avoid this company, and the events industry alltogether.
Driver/Laborer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX11 June 2019
Do you enjoy:

- Working long hours, up to 18 hours in a day
- Being griped at for taking breaks
- Dealing with management whose hands are forced by corporate
- Working in a non-air conditioned warehouse in an area known for heat and humidity
- Not being allowed to wear any sort of hat or headband to manage sweat
- Having your pay cut for things that are beyond your control
- Having management that has zero clue what they're doing
- Being complained at by customers for things that are well beyond your control

If so, then this is the job for you! Quest Events is a 20 year old company doing the one thing everyone in the events industry hates - Pipe and Drape! Be prepared to get in everyone's way, have everyone be in your way, never find a good place to unload the truck, have coworkers and management that don't bother to listen to a word you say, and just all around have an awful time.

The job postings I see, and the one I applied to and got, were for part time work. Many times I've worked 60+ hour weeks. Others I've worked 10 hours. The industry sucks for consistent work. What this means for you is that you'll be hired on as part time. What this actually means is that Quest doesn't want to pay for your health insurance or allow you to take a day off and still get paid. Be prepared to work every day for at least two weeks, get a single day off, and do it all over again.

The job isn't difficult, but it's a ton of manual labor. Too bad corporate doesn't seem to care. Every single tiny 'luxury' like having WATER in the warehouse has been entirely provided by management,
  more... NOT mandated by corporate. If you're working in the warehouse, be prepared to have your every action scrutinized due to the regional manager and corporate having access to cameras onsite. No audio is recorded, so often you'll be criticized for things that have no context.

Be prepared to wear the uniform each and every single day, regardless of if clients will see you or even care. Just dropping off a box of hardware? Better have that uniform on, or there's no possible way that the client will ever guess that the person driving the truck with the company logo on it works for Quest.

Do you need to take a break from lifting heavy stuff all day? Deal with it! I can't tell you how often I've been pulled aside for wanting to rest my tired muscles for just five minutes. They say one thing, that you're more than welcome to take a break, but then turn around and make you sign a write-up for doing just that.

Do you want to wear a headband around the warehouse? What about a hat? Get written up for that as well. You're a robot that doesn't sweat in 100 degree temps and 80% humidity, right?

There is NO paid time off. At all. 4-hour minimums are a thing enacted by management, not mandated company-wide. Those 4 hour minimums come with a long list of stipulations, and regardless of having a perfectly good reason for nor almost literally killing yourself working for this company, prepare to have that 'privilege' rescinded.

Management will say that they understand that their folks have families and need the hours, then turn around and give those most in need the fewest hours. If you're driving a truck, drive slow. It'll be the only time you can rest.

Have fun working twelve hour shifts on the regular. And I mean back-breaking, grueling hours. On your feet, lifting heavy stuff, pushing heavy carts, walking 8+ miles, etc. If you deign to complain even once, be prepared to get called out for that, too.

Just because it's standard for the entire industry to treat its employees like automatons doesn't make it right for Quest to treat all of it's employees like they're disposable. But no, we're all expected to wear the company uniform and look just as dapper as can be when we're pushing carts that weigh a literal ton around in 100 degree temps at 80% humidity. Oh, you need to cool off? Too bad, get back to work. Enjoy the lack of health insurance for when you hurt yourself on this job, too.
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Pros
Nothing.
Cons
Literally everything.
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Quest Events is a good place to work. Specially if you need flexible hours.
Pipe and Drape Installer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CA20 May 2019
Working for Quest have been a good experience. You learn skills on how to set up the back of the house for events. You learn how to work with different companies to complete projects. You are guaranteed hours and the jobs aren't an impossible task. You just have to be open and ready to work hard.
Pros
Get to travel. Flexible hours.
Cons
Overnight shifts. Possibly long drives for certain jobs.
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Exciting Company
Management (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NV3 March 2019
This company is growing fast! Exciting fast-paced environment with great opportunities. Corporate management is great; they truly make you feel like family.
Pros
Opportunities, great employees
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Great Envorment
Warehouse Worker (Temp) (Current Employee) –  Miami, FL19 September 2018
The place where there is nothing but hard work but the environment alone makes it seem easy. Company provided extent knowledge both visual and physical. Great attitudes from everyone.
Pros
Free Lunch, Relaxed Enviorment
Cons
Never know how late youll be out.
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Bad Place
Employee (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TN12 September 2018
Management is bad, the people who are promoted are only so because they stayed the longest. Then they hire their friends, who are also bad.

Pay is bad. No lunch breaks. Long hours. Management and crew make you feel bad about taking breaks.

Few good people there, and they are only there because they are good people and feel a responsibility to the company.

There was a major layoff of management lately.
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relaxed office with great atmosphere
Corporate Scenic Manager (Former Employee) –  Frisco, TX4 September 2018
My work included designing new rental products for a leveraged inventory for 24 national markets.
from research and development to placement.
I handled vendor selection and cost negotiations.
Pros
positive team atmosphere
Cons
job ended to soon
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Quality Staff
Event Lead (Current Employee) –  Kent, WA9 July 2018
The great staff makes it easy to go to work and perform well. This is often physical work, so, it is important to work with people that work as hard as you.
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Yes men that forget what they said yes to.
Manager (Former Employee) –  United States20 June 2018
Religious fanatic runs this company. He barrages employees with pointed political questions that he has a pre chosen answer for.
Corporate will put together marching orders that will hurt your business and a few months later will fault you for following through with said orders because they have changed the policy or procedure internally without notice. If you are salaried, they will fire you on a whim if they feel that they might have a better option in the wings.
Pros
healthcare
Cons
company management, work life balance
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Growing Company with room for advancement
REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (Former Employee) –  Orange, CA6 May 2018
Quest Events is a growing company with new markets opening every year. Plenty of room to learn and expand your career with leadership and management opportunities.
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Fast-pace and demanding
Lead Installer (Current Employee) –  Beltsville, MD12 April 2018
For someone who was a student it was a very flexible schedule, but now that I am looking to move forward as a college graduate I am looking for something more stable. When the slow season comes it can be very hard to maintain your finances, however when it is busy be prepared to work very long hours.
Pros
Great team
Cons
The pay
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Stressful, Lack of Advancement, Unfair Salary & bonus proposals that you never see
Conference Producer (Former Employee) –  New South Wales21 February 2018
Small company that doesn't know how to run itself, with a horrible turn-over, lack of higher management understanding and no progression opportunities. Lots of promised benefits/bonuses that you never see. The work is stressful, tedious and they have too high expectations for what can actually be done.
Pros
Work by the beach, work/life balance
Cons
The above mentioned
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Fun workplace
Warehouse Assistant (Current Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TX31 January 2018
very fun very productive busy most days but never to much and you'll never be left to do something on your own great staff everyone is friendly very cool place to work
Pros
break employes
Cons
none
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Long hours and split shifts
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TN13 December 2017
This office in the company is ran by 5 people that feel their way is the only way to do things with basically 2 General Managers and 2 Operations managers.
Pros
Special Events and Meeting Celebrities
Cons
Long Hours and Split Shifts
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Excellent place to work
OFFICE MANAGER (Current Employee) –  North Bergen, NJ19 August 2017
Excellent place to work, Hires within, national company, relocation to more the 23 sister markets available, Excellent pay for excellent work performance.
Pros
Excellent pay
Cons
Has down time periods
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Amazing opportunity, poor management
Crew Lead/Driver (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TN3 August 2017
The job itself is a great opportunity and learning experience. The management is biased. There are days where you will work without a lunch break based on business needs. The warehouse and in house management are very unorganized which makes it hectic when it is time for shows to go out.
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Exciting work with enthusiastic coworkers
Warehouse Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Orange, CA31 May 2017
Warehouse Operations Manager
-Promoted positive atmosphere with exceptional customer service to all customers
-Actively managed product inventory, product transfers and shipping and receiving
-Managed all inbound and outbound quality control issues within the warehouse
Pros
Amazing shows that you get to work on
Cons
Summer slow season
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Quest Events
Stagehound/ Yard (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NV9 November 2016
Pulling orders for upcoming events. Load and unload inventory from the trucks, learned how to build stages, paint and drive a fork lift.
Pros
Paid on time
Cons
It was a decent Job; pay was not equivalent to the work.
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Hard work, long hours, little pay, no job security
Stagehand/Installer (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NV25 July 2015
This job is completely on-call, you never know when you're going to work until the day before or day of. Some work days can last 12-20 hours. In the summer months, they give you 0 hours. Do not recommend.
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None
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