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27 July 2018

What is health insurance like at Feld Entertainment?

Pros

It is a fantastic place to learn. It is fast-paced but really sets you up for success if you have the right attitude and you are willing to put in the hours. The benefits are great - you'll be hard pressed to find a company with better health insurance. *Most* of the managers and directors are very skilled in their fields. The office is unparalleled- it is decorated with antiques from the old Ringling Bros. Circus days, Monster Jam truck tires, Supercross bikes, etc - and has a giant historical "wardrobe room" with thousands of costumes ranging from early circus days to Disney On Ice and Disney Live! shows.

Cons

You will be expected to operate at 100 mph, every single day - that often includes weekends. Work/life balance is not prioritized. This is a very "yes-man" environment, so while upper management may sometimes hear you out, you will only rise to the top or get promoted if you avoid even politely challenging a demand or an idea. The top executives are secretive and closed-minded. You'll hear major company news breaking as soon as the press does. Promotions or raises are very, very rare. Minimum of 5-6 years before that's even a consideration. Raises are extremely small, and bonuses are also nothing to write home about (if you qualify for a bonus, which most positions do not). This is a "lifetime" job environment, so expect to hunker down if you're looking to climb.

Advice to Management

If you want to retain great employees, incentivize them. Without the option of a promotion or a raise for (usually minimum) 5 years, you very often lose valuable, driven people that want to advance their careers at Feld. I've seen way too many "key players" walk because they were not valued by upper management despite multiple attempts at advancing their positions. While it is important that someone "do the job" before you hand them the title, make sure they're not "doing the job" for 4 years without the corresponding title and pay.

The benefits are great - you'll be hard pressed to find a company with better health insurance.

27 July 2018

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4 June 2018

How are the career development opportunities at Feld Entertainment?

Pros

Feld is a great place to start a touring career. If you can survive them, you can survive anywhere. It only goes up from here!

Cons

We are not treated very well and management depends on us having short memories.

Advice to Management

invest in your team instead of blatantly treating them as replaceable. You loose a lot of knowledge and experience that way.

Feld is a great place to start a touring career.

4 June 2018

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24 May 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Feld Entertainment?

Pros

Great company with opportunities to travel and learn the industry in a fast-paced environment. Perfect place for your first job since you learn so much in a short period of time... many opportunities to build your resume. Most people are so nice and overall great culture for collaboration. Good benefits and PTO. It was definitely bittersweet to leave.

Cons

- Very minimal opportunity for advancement - Pay is too low to comfortably live on - No raises, bonuses or incentives which hurts moral - Lack of leadership from middle management; don't advocate for their staff - No work/life balance during the sport seasons or launch of new shows

Advice to Management

Expectations and responsibilities for entry positions increase fast so salary should be based on the scope of work and work ethic, not the job title. A fun industry and comp show tickets don't pay the bills. Invest in your employees' development and outline career plans. Employees will be loyal and retention higher if they can see a future with you.

- Very minimal opportunity for advancement

24 May 2019

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27 July 2018

How are promotions handled at Feld Entertainment?

Pros

It is a fantastic place to learn. It is fast-paced but really sets you up for success if you have the right attitude and you are willing to put in the hours. The benefits are great - you'll be hard pressed to find a company with better health insurance. *Most* of the managers and directors are very skilled in their fields. The office is unparalleled- it is decorated with antiques from the old Ringling Bros. Circus days, Monster Jam truck tires, Supercross bikes, etc - and has a giant historical "wardrobe room" with thousands of costumes ranging from early circus days to Disney On Ice and Disney Live! shows.

Cons

You will be expected to operate at 100 mph, every single day - that often includes weekends. Work/life balance is not prioritized. This is a very "yes-man" environment, so while upper management may sometimes hear you out, you will only rise to the top or get promoted if you avoid even politely challenging a demand or an idea. The top executives are secretive and closed-minded. You'll hear major company news breaking as soon as the press does. Promotions or raises are very, very rare. Minimum of 5-6 years before that's even a consideration. Raises are extremely small, and bonuses are also nothing to write home about (if you qualify for a bonus, which most positions do not). This is a "lifetime" job environment, so expect to hunker down if you're looking to climb.

Advice to Management

If you want to retain great employees, incentivize them. Without the option of a promotion or a raise for (usually minimum) 5 years, you very often lose valuable, driven people that want to advance their careers at Feld. I've seen way too many "key players" walk because they were not valued by upper management despite multiple attempts at advancing their positions. While it is important that someone "do the job" before you hand them the title, make sure they're not "doing the job" for 4 years without the corresponding title and pay.

Promotions or raises are very, very rare.

27 July 2018

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4 May 2019

What is the feeling of job security at Feld Entertainment?

Pros

You get to travel all of the world as a performer.

Cons

The company is beyond unprofessional in so many ways. Almost all managers were just former performers with no formal education or managerial experience. Expect your emails or phone calls to go unanswered for four—yes, FOUR—months on average. The company could not care less about its performers both in terms of health and wellness or employee satisfaction because, in their opinion, all performers are fully and completely replaceable. The brands that they represent like Disney and Marvel are so strong that families will always come to watch their shows, regardless of the quality. Consequently, they have no impetus to treat their employees well. For many positions, the pay is slightly just above minimum wage and there is essentially zero chance that you'll make substantially more unless you go into management.

Consequently, they have no impetus to treat their employees well.

4 May 2019

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