Pacific National Exhibition Reviews

Updated May 11, 2020

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3.9
81%
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Pacific National Exhibition President and Chief Executive Officer Michael McDaniel
Michael McDaniel
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours perfect for students and employees with other jobs(in 11 reviews)

  • "incentive programs and a great employer for teens and recent high school grads(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and constant need of maximum effort takes a lot out of you throughout the day(in 9 reviews)

  • "Lottery Staff having to be IT people since the PNE IT department was extremely unhelpful(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to work a teenager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Games Attendant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific National Exhibition part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A very social, fun, and easy going job. Perfect for teenagers looking to make friends and enjoying the summer while earning money.

    Cons

    Certain days may have an overwhelming number of customers which create difficulty while working.

    Pacific National Exhibition2020-05-11
  2. "great job for teens"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Games Attendant 

    I worked at Pacific National Exhibition part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    incentive programs and a great employer for teens and recent high school grads

    Cons

    chaotic environment, seasonal employment, no guaranteed hours (at least during the fair, when i was employed)

    Pacific National Exhibition2020-05-06
  3. "Great Pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ticket Sales 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific National Exhibition part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation and good hours

    Cons

    not very flexible work days or times

    Pacific National Exhibition2020-01-20
  4. "Good job if you want to make money over the summer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ride Attendant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific National Exhibition part-time

    Pros

    Friendly management and supervisors Training

    Cons

    Guests don't always listen to the rules

    Pacific National Exhibition2020-01-08
  5. "You will never get seniority"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lottery Clerk in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific National Exhibition part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - It was a very easy Job (when things worked properly)

    Cons

    -NEPOTISM - unqualified staff being hired or promoted for jobs that other staff would be better suited for -Chances of reaching seniority are very, very slim -Most of the people who work here have been working here since puberty. Therefore, a lot of them are extremely unprofessional and feel way to comfortable and "at home" at work. -The most senior staff in this department are responsible for training the new, young staff. However, the senior staff have no training or skills when it comes to training 19/20 year olds. A lot of new staff were treated VERY poorly because of this -You always have to check your paystub. Even with a swipe card, my payroll was off all the time. -Lottery Staff having to be IT people since the PNE IT department was extremely unhelpful

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    Pacific National Exhibition2020-01-10
  6. "honestly playland is just bad now"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Games Attendant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific National Exhibition part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    there are friends and discounts on prizes

    Cons

    judgemental coworkers sometimes and favouritism is usually involved

    Pacific National Exhibition2019-12-09
  7. "Great first job"

    5.0
     
    Recommends

    I worked at Pacific National Exhibition for less than a year

    Pros

    •EVERYONE is so lovely and supportive (leaders) •Training is adequate •Co-workers all friendly to chat with during slow hours •Busy busy busy!! Learning experience (As a ticket attendant)

    Cons

    •Customers (but that goes for every busy job, just don’t take it to heart) •Not as many hours as expected if working night shifts

    Pacific National Exhibition2019-11-21
  8. "Nice place to work for the summer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Agrodome Crew Member 
    Recommends

    I worked at Pacific National Exhibition part-time

    Pros

    - nice supervisors - nice co-workers - got to be around animals

    Cons

    - sometimes really physical work needs to be done

    Pacific National Exhibition2019-11-06
  9. "Parking is the best dept!"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Ticket Seller 

    I have been working at Pacific National Exhibition part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Super chill job, your shift may be 4-7 hours long but you'll only really be working for a solid 1 or 2.

    Cons

    Antiquated technology, some favouritism

    Pacific National Exhibition2019-10-05
  10. "Fun and Diverse work envoronment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific National Exhibition full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lot's of great people and positions you can work.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management at times.

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    Pacific National Exhibition2019-09-26
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