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Generally pretty good
Interesting work with colleagues who are knowledgable. Work can vary from show to show. If you are hired as a driver/AV tech, expect to be driving for a year and not given much opportunity for hands-on tech experience. There can be a lot of miscommunication between departments, as there are a lot of moving parts and as the company has been taken over by PSAV/Encore, expect that to possibly get worse.
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chill
i dont really want to write about this. freeman is an okay place to work. there is always alot of problems and an interesting culture. the people who work there are very nice and they do try their best for their employees
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super fast spaced environment
- installed large scale audiovisual for corporate events
- set up and tear down of large scale events

-followed specific instructions from management to complete the task

- tight timelines and deadlines
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Room for advancement
Good job to grow within. Work with a variety of people and levels of management.
Customer focused. Technology changes frequently so always learning.
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Good for start up
The company is very bad to work for in terms of pay and salary, they dont really care about you, teams changes every few months and most of the people they leave after they learn a thing or tow.
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Edmonton branch
Love these group of guys, I think this the best group you will ever work it. No matter what issues one might have there is always someone to call on or help.
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Great industry but a terrible company culture
Too many old people in an industry that constantly evolves. No new ideas and old school thinking makes it difficult to attract and retain people.

Everyone for the most part is great but they are used to working one way and nothing else.


The company is currently going through a sale (maybe) so nothing is certain for the future and no one is kept up to date.


For a company of this size, having a LinkedIn recruiter account and Indeed subscription is a must and we did not have one of either.
Pros
Great industry, competitive salary, nice people
Cons
Stubborn management, unrealistic expectations
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Very good place to hone your production skills and challenge yourself
Freeman Audio Visual is a great company to work for if you are willing to learn and adapt to the ever-changing world of the AV industry. The staff at East Matheson Office are always on top of things and ready to tackle any big show thrown at them and the Events team is always ready to tackle a challenge. A great place to work to develop the skills you need to pay the bills.
Pros
Great team of good people
Cons
Can be very hard on your body
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Love my Job
Great Company to work for. I love what I do. The majority of the management team is great to work with. My Manager always supporting me and it is great to work with him.
Pros
Working from Home
Cons
To many changes no security
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good team
Great company, not so great compensation. they have steady work and long hours in the busy times. good place to move up the ladder with many different fields of the industry.
Pros
steady work
Cons
inconsistent hours
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Fin abrupte!
Une bonne compagnie en soi, avec assez d'avantages. Mais il y a des gens en position d'autorité qui gèrent les trucs sur la base de leurs émotions. Tu donnes ton 100% en tout. On te met à la porte pour des trucs qu'on ne peut vraiment pas mesurer, des trucs subjectifs. Ton niveau de productivité importe peu quand tu ne satisfais pas les sentiments de certains dirigeants. C'est là où le bas blesse chez FREEMAN.
Pros
Tu peux faire beaucoup d'heures, ce qui compense le salaire horaire.
Cons
Rien n'est garanti, tu peux tout faire bien pourtant on te dit bye!
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fun
Hours are up and down, but the people are awesome. Some weeks 8 hrs, some 60. Lay offs a cpl times a year. The work is nothing hard always a good environment
Pros
see some interesting stuff
Cons
hours
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Organized with good, resposible hard working employees
A typical day at work consists of taking on assignments, delivering and setting up shows. Dealing with clients and providing great customer service. Driving in the downtown core of Toronto and the GTA and out of town.
Pros
Colleagues are generally great to work with
Cons
Odd working hours that interferes with personal time
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Productive workplace.
Great culture. Customer service driven organization that offers a great environment for personal and professional growth and development. Employee-owned.
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first job
a typical day would involve putting orders together and ready to be delivered to different vendors, i learned how to work as a team and the importance of showing up to work on time.
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Expect to work hard and for long periods of time.
Its a great place to build skills in the Audio Visual, with lost of room to grow. But in show business you have no say in your schedule. Always busy with little time for rest.
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Productive team
Arrived at the clients request at a conference to set up audio and visual equipment.
Benefits should be given to part-time workers

No fuel compensation when using our own vehicle
Pros
Working with state of the art equipment.
Cons
Low wage for high demand work
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A great career starter
There are many roles at freeman - mine was customer service and sales. The position taught me to be customer focused and how to troubleshoot problems. In my particular branch the managers were great, but stretched too thin and could not focus on individuals as much as they should. Long hours are to be expected working here!
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People and values first
Company that understands that employees are what drives the business. Management focuses on getting the right people at the right place to ensure that everyone can work efficiently.
Pros
Insurance, company events, dpsp
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shipper /reciever and Audio Visual Tech
It was a great place to work and i enjoyed the industry. if possible i would like to get back into it. I enjoyed learning about the equipment and meeting the clients
Pros
I leaned a lot about the industry
Cons
None
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Work experience
Working in the graphics department is very interesting. You get first hand visual of all the graphics that are done for the clients. Everyday is different no two days are the same.
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