metroConnections Reviews

Updated 11 Jan 2021

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metroConnections President and CEO David Graves (no image)
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8 Ratings
  1. "Growing company, growing practices, growing vision"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at metroConnections full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In my time working with the company, I haven't seen the things some of these reviews are talking about. That's not saying they don't happen, but with the way the events industry is working right now, a lot of those issues have been solved. There is, what I see to be, enormous room for growth, as the company and client base continues to expand. There's a great feeling of job security, as the work never stops flowing and there are constantly new client requests. Upper management is listening to employees and adjusting as best they can to have new office practices in place in the new and changing world. -Trusted to do work on own -Management is constantly asking for feedback or ways to support you -Very involved CEO and senior leadership team -Company is growing during a pandemic/time when everyone else is taking losses -Very relationship oriented

    Cons

    -Compensation could be higher, but in the current state of the world and events industry, it is adequate/more than I honestly expected.

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  2. "Not a great place to work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at metroConnections full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The clients are exciting and the travel is fun.

    Cons

    Very low pay! I was offered a similar job at a competitor for 10k more. The culture is cliquey. Communication between teams is terrible.


  3. "Great people, demanding industry"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Production Services 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at metroConnections full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, Employee owned, Constantly improving

    Cons

    High client volume Salaries are low

  4. "N/a"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at metroConnections full-time

    Pros

    Very innovative and new client focused

    Cons

    Not much career growth or work life/balance

  5. "Cons outweigh the pros"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Events 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at metroConnections full-time

    Pros

    - Casual wear - Some really great people - Open office layout - Opportunity to travel

    Cons

    - Drama, drama, drama. - Incredibly cliquey. - Absolutely no opportunity for growth. - Below industry salary, terrible yearly pay increases (especially for younger employees), and not much room for salary negation. - Would lead you to believe a promotion was coming your way yet year after year make up some kind of excuse why they can't give it to you, only to hire someone new and give them the one position that had taken years to open up. - Will fire people with absolutely no warning. - Work from home (no matter the situation) was only for “favorites.” - Onsite support from upper-management often times was incredibly discouraging. They would say whatever they feel to your face, or even worse, “whisper” to their “favorites” with no remorse. Incredibly toxic. - Upper-management feels entitled, putting down new hires/younger people even if they have great ideas/points. - Sales team is viewed as the almighty, and they step on every other department along the way with no mercy. - If you’re a new hire and young, don’t expect to have a voice – they don’t care about your ideas and oftentimes with either completely ignore them or give you false hope. - During slow season you're to be in the office for 40 hours, no less. Very frustrating when you put in 60+ hour weeks the months before. - Very rarely is everyone on the same page. - They live by the golden rule of “work smarter, not harder” however processes make that impossible. - Nothing ever changes here no matter how much you try.

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  6. "Dysfunction and Drama"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at metroConnections full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can wear jeans to work

    Cons

    No one is on the same page

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  7. "Cool Perks but a Dramatic Work Place"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at metroConnections full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You got to travel to cool places Hotel/ Airfare benefits Lots of time off Lots of training (could be a con for some) Move up easily Benefits weren't the best If you weren't salaried you didn't have to take your work home. You were off when you were off.

    Cons

    Dramatic! Gossipy Slow seasons are a horrible Liberal workplace Every group has their cliques Didn't feel comfortable enough to express my feeling to management Pay was low Not much flexibility for personal life (doctors, dentist, sick kids, etc.)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lost Potential"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at metroConnections full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation is way behind other production companies in the area. Company culture needs a bit of work.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "I Company at a Crossroads"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at metroConnections full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    metro has a team who are dedicated to their work, excellent in their role, and all around great people. This team is inspiring, and it was a great experience working with them.

    Cons

    There are a number of challenges facing metroConnections. The level of investment in areas like employee compensation, benefits, training/development, office facilities, and company culture is lacking. While many companies are finding new, practical, and exciting ways to hire and retain employees, metro is seriously behind the times. This has left the company's most important asset, it's people, underpaid, understaffed, and at a crossroads. Will metro's leaders step back and re-evaluate the areas that are needing major change, or will these same challenges persist?

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Talented people producing great work in spite of subpar internal processes"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at metroConnections full-time

    Pros

    The company has many talented people. Lots of travel for work, if that is something you are looking for. Due to the talented employees, metroConnections produces extremely high quality work for clients.

    Cons

    Very little training and onboarding, outdated and inefficient project management tools, lack of process at the department and company level. It seems like with each program, employees are recreating the wheel, and wasting so much time on terrible inter-team communication practices (such as miles-long email chains). Due to lack of training and process, culture is very "sink or swim."

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