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Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group Reviews

Updated 22 Nov 2019

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3.6
74%
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73%
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Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group CEO Daniel Lamarre
Daniel Lamarre
90 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment and wellness program(in 12 reviews)

  • "You get to work with lots of great people, company looks out for their employees(in 11 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Ok place and people but very silo’ed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunities to travel, see great entertainment, good people

    Cons

    Difficulty in innovating product and lack of clear plan from senior managent. Teams are competitive with one another rather than collaborative. Focus is on the creative beginnings of the company which audiences are becoming more bored with

    Advice to Management

    Innovate without selling out

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group2019-02-06
  2. "Run away with the circus!"

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    Current Employee - Sales and Customer Experience Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being part of a dynamic, diverse and creative community is an experience is an experience like no other. There are a variety of positions for everyone from artistic to technical, administration, trades and more!

    Cons

    The touring life can take you all over the world, but this sometimes means long periods of time away from 'home'

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group2019-11-22
  3. "Great experience if you like to work in a large team."

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    Former Employee - F&B Sales in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large team, friendly atmosphere, correct payment

    Cons

    Temporary worker who work in F&B Sales do not have any contact with the creative staff and artists.

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group2019-10-13
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Technician 
    Recommends

    I worked at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, straightforward schedule, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    work can be repetitive, depending on where you are, there can be limited opportunities for upward mobility.

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group2019-10-13
  5. "A company that now sadly values quantity over quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Good pay - Good benefits - Work alongside highly artistic/talented people

    Cons

    - Company management has no concern if the quality of the shows suffer so long as they can save a few dollars - Artistic directors make rash decisions before having any sort of clear agenda for the show's vision, and show quality suffers as a result - Lots of infighting between show artistic and show creators leaves employees with a constant sense of unease about their future employment, making it difficult to... perform each night - CEO and upper management constantly selling the "family" concept to the employees, but their harsh and thoughtless actions indicate that every one of us is clearly expendable

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    Advice to Management

    For upper management and artistic director roles, you need to get rid of the bean counters and those who are completely inept. Employ people outside of the company who have a clear history of success (Robert Rodriguez/RUN is a great example) to salvage shows that are suffering. Right now, Cirque is on the downhill slide because of these sorts of people, and people in the international arts community are taking note... of it and steering clear.

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    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group2019-10-25
  6. "Big business now"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast Pace High profile Lots of chalenges to solve

    Cons

    Company is all about acquisitions now Not enough resources

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group2019-10-24
  7. "It's a fun place to work at. It's like a big village in the ihq."

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good cafeteria, see artists training.

    Cons

    Out of downtown. It's a big place so sometimes it's long before you can get an approval.

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group2019-08-27
  8. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Electrician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of training, great co-workers, lots of travel

    Cons

    working outside in all types of weather

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group2019-08-11
  9. "Good summer job— needs to consider employees more"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You’re working for the circus! Get to work in a fun environment Hours are decent Get to see shows for free

    Cons

    When I was with them it was mid summer and hot as hell, the merchandise tent where I was working was regularly over 100°. Management had little concern for our safety in the heat. Had an issue where I wasn’t getting scheduled for shifts as often as I should have been.

    Advice to Management

    Air condition the mercy tent along with the show tent if you don’t want your employees getting heat stroke.

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group2019-08-16
  10. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Altogether a great experience, great people, great projects, great food

    Cons

    Isn't what it used to be

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group2019-07-28
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