I am currently working for Live Nation Company and commute to two different locations. One is in Concord and Wheatland, which both locations are located in California. A typical day at work is listening to instructed tasks given for the day to be performed at various stations throughout the amphitheater stadium. The tasks performed are cleaning restrooms and stocking before the day of concert. Sweep the plaza, parking lot, and dispose hazard materials. Pressure wash seats, air blow leaves and disposable waste.
What I learn is not every team member is on the same page. Some may do the tasks given to them while others lack in the field of motivation and wander. The instructions given is not always the exact detail of ones performed tasks for the day. For example, during the concert performance all members is to stay where they are station. However, I was teamed up with a female who worked along side with me cleaning the restrooms. During intermission I could not find my team member. In 30 mins, my supervisor came and ask where my team member is. I notify my supervisor that she is not in the premise of work. My supervisor then told me that they just saw my team member enjoying the concert show and not doing their job. They ask me its a sold out concert and will I be alright working by myself for awhile since we are low on staffing. Immediately I told my supervisor to not worry and that I will do my best. Two hours gone by and my supervisor came to check up on me. They notic
ConsBreaks, healthcare, gas compensation, company benefits, hotel arrangements for employee workers, and scheduling time sheet.
So far, Livenation has continuously impressed me, and I’ve been at a lot of retails jobs, and this one is just very fun. It’s a good inbetween jobs if you need cash. The supervisors who are at the events, give out a decent amount of snacks and are very friendly.
As an user, you get the best job, of just checking their tickets and showing their seats and you get the best viewing of the concerts that would of cost anywhere between $100-$1000s. Concord allows you to see the show after for free but being the usher is the best and easiest, and you get to watch the show.
You can pick any show, and even the ones that goes to other venues. The bus is free at the pavilion to shuttle to and from the event. Employees say they include the shuttling to your pay.
The cons, is the lack of communication and there is some disorganization from management. So far all of communication has been done through email, and sometimes the management does not respond immediately. So red tape can happen or the management suddenly send an email an hour before you have to leave.
At the event though , mostly they are very good, except for concord doesn’t do in person meetings.
They give only half price on their food venue and so food is just regular priced as the venues over price their food one purpose. But sometimes, they maybe nice for you.
Next two can be a pro or con:
If you pick the other events and choose shuttling, you will arrive very late into the night. The hours are very long for these even
ProsFree snacks @certain events, free concert, meet new people
ConsManagement hard to contact, customers service, picking venues are longer hours
Good Opportunity for those who seeking experience at Events/Venues
My typical day at work consisted of signing in and then getting briefed by the supervisors/managers about specific things about the event everyone should be aware of. The shifts I worked were from 4-5 hours long. On one shift, I was asked if I was interested in working (earning) some extra hours. (over time). It's cool, because there is no pressure applied. It's up to you.
What I learned, and noticed was how many people it takes to handle a venue space of this size. I have worked at venue spaces before but never a place that can handle 3,000+ guests. I was initially astonished by the number of ushers, security it took for events to run smoothly. There were other smaller details I noticed (learned) as well. i.e. the handling of items not permitted in the venue, the accommodation of guests with disabilities, etc.
Management is great, the people who handle the scheduling are mature, understanding. They are very flexible. So if you looking for flexibility, this is place you may want to consider working for Live Nation.
In terms of the workplace culture, all of the co-workers I worked with were all pleasant, friendly and supportive. In fact on my first day, I worked with two other co-workers and we got along just fine.
In my opinion, the hardest part of the job is for those who are not accustomed to loud music, may find the music performances too loud for them.
The most enjoyable part of the of job, is the opportunity to listen to great music performances at a gre
A fun, passionate work environment filled with employees who enjoy being there.
As an Usher, a typical day at work would consist of scanning patrons tickets at the front entrance, seating patrons within the theatre, blocking unauthorized exits, relocating patrons, and occasionally assisting with meet and greets after the show. This was my first job that I begun working at when I was 16 years of age. Being that this job requires constant person to person interaction, over the years this job has helped me gain social skills and has also taught me how to handle confrontation amongst unsatisfied patrons. The management at the NYCB Theatre is very structured. They all show true passion for their work and keep the history of the Theatre alive. The managers and employees are very team oriented, the show does not go on unless everyone is on board. The hardest part about the job is tending to difficult patrons. In every situation you are always expected to act professional and respectful. Often times I am challenged with maintaining a professional and respectful approach, however I successfully do so. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to watch and enjoy all of the performers who come to the venue. It is nice to see patrons enjoy the artists they are passionate about. The vibe at the venue is always upbeat and positive. This job allows me to continue working on my summer and winter breaks from college.
ProsI get to enjoy all different types of performances for free
ConsMuch of the work consists of standing the entire time, breaks are short
Working for Live Nation / House of Blues providing me with a wealth of knowledge that I will always be thankful for. This was the first extremely large corporation I've worked for, and in many way that opened my eyes to many areas of business I never imagined. Working through so much red tape provided its challenges in some way, but once I learned how to navigate through that world, it proved to be very efficient.
I wore many hats during my tenure there, which is something that fits my personality well. I tend to dive head first into as many projects as possible and I put quite of bit of "ownership" into everything I do. I oversaw and executed the overall marketing of the venue, but I was also very involved in the operations of the venue.
The way I saw it, was that I can marketing that our (restaurant, concerts, retail store, brunch), were the BEST out there, but if our staff couldn't back it up with excellent customer service, I was wasting my (and the company's) time. I put myself in front of the team members, let them know what our guests were saying on review sites and social media, and really made them aware that everything they do effects everyone else in so many ways. This proved to be an effective tactic.
I also enjoyed working with so many talented individuals on a daily basis. It's not a stretch to say that many of the hundreds of coworkers I worked with on a daily basis were truly my friends.
ProsWork/Llfe Balance, ride in my work, great benefits and perks, winning culture, extensive training and trend setting
The routine is showing up on time and be prepared to work at the assigned call time. This is important as each team member relies on each other. Supervisors are very clear on explaining specific instructions based on your assignment. There is some variation as different events may require for different instructions.
One of the things that I have learned is just how much goes into managing very large events. I have observed the numerous logistics that have to be attended to. The San Francisco Masonic Center can accommodate as many as 3,300 guests. Management does a very good job keeping track of the various things that are transpiring before, during and after the event.
My co-workers are friendly and supportive. I am a new employee (I have been with Live Nation for less than 2 months) Everyone I have interacted with so far has been professional and enjoyable to work with.
Perhaps the hardest part of the job is the during concerts, the music can get really loud. So if that is something that could potentially irritate you, I advise you to take that into consideration.
The most enjoyable part of the job for me is that the supervisors and managers are very friendly, understanding and organized. They post work schedule/calendars well in advance, which permits employees to have adequate time to organize their personal schedule.
My whole issue with working for Live nation’s House of Blues was the director all the way down to the supervisors. The director of the music hall didn’t even introduce himself. I didn’t find out who he was until later on in my employment. You get the run around when you are looking for answers to your many of questions because training is non existent, but they swear you are supposed to know how everything works. They have favorites. If you wanted to come to a show they pick the favorites first when it’s supposed to be a random selection. You pay for parking, even when they cut you right after you just clicked in!!! They can eat all day long, but as soon as you eat a piece of popcorn it’s a huge deal. House of blues could really be a nice work place, but the managers make it such a pain to even be there. They are rude, and they do not lead my example. No one is ever on the same page! I really hated to quit, but it was either that or my sanity! I also didn’t like the fact that we had to carry heavy furniture up steep stairs, and outside. For that I feel that pay should have been better. The bar tenders got away with murder. They served people w/o wrist bands, and didn’t stop when they were visibly intoxicated. They got making it a huge problem for us when the guests would become problematic.
Job highlights include:
• Processing daily invoices for various theaters, clubs and amphitheatres for concert season, inputting into Oracle Payment System.
• Prepared weekly Ticket Master Pushdown spreadsheets for calculation of ticket sales; once prepared, forwarded to senior accountants to upload for month-end closing.
• Processed and cleared for payments of all incoming manual checks and wires for theatres, clubs and amphitheatres for concert season.
• Retrieved Pushdowns and other spreadsheets using Ticket Master Client Center.
• Performed vendor maintenance functions for all venue amphitheatres and clubs.
• Credit Card reconcilliation.
•Handled phones, emails for phones for customer service and AP Helpdesk.
There's never a typical day at my position. While the tasks are routine, the routine is not. It all depends on the volume of the venues I work along with on their invoicing, checks from the prior night's shows, the box office reconiliations. Sometime it is usually up to 40 a day for entries and numerous emails to field all inquiries relating to the venues assigned to me. I love a good mental task, which requires me to put my skills to use in problem solving what's needed.
With regard to production, Live Nation is a horrible employer. They will not hire you securely as a full time employee. They won't even hire you as contract. You are an 'as-needed' employee until you work enough hours that your audited labor requires by state law, LN to offer you benefits. This does not mean you are full time, you are still 'as-needed' it only means they are forced in to giving you full time benefits as specified by labor law. This is not a guarantee of hours. Secondly, their pay scale is miles below the average acceptable rate for the jobs they hire people for. They sell the low wage as an introduction wage, or negotiable after the 90 days probation period. They offer minuscule raises beyond that. Working for this company has been nothing but a disappointment and a real eye opener. They care about the bottom line (money) and have zero regard for their employees that physically put on shows. I have a feeling an executive assistant somewhere within Live Nation would feel differently, though. I bet it's great to sit behind a desk as a LN employee, but for those actually putting on the shows they sell, this job is the worst.
I loved working for Live Nation. I never had any problems working for this Company. Uniforms were provided and washed everyday. There was always a new well known Band that brought at minimum 7,000 people. The most my location ever had was 16,000. The job was always thrilling and always had great bands coming in all the time, whom a lot of the time you`d get to meet!. The management was very helpful and allowed me to do my job proficiently and without their constant disapproval in my methods. They were so surprised in the amount of Security knowledge I had, that I was given any position at the event that I wanted. My methods were always praised for their professionalism and I was always acknowledged by management, who took the time to get to know all of their workers. Breaks were given whenever needed and were even encouraged especially at larger events. A "prep" talk was given before every event and praises were given at the end, of course they will explain the errors of our ways as well but honestly if you do your job right there was no problems in the slightest. This was the best Security Company I have ever worked for and I would highly recommend them.
Prossometimes free lunches, discounts, free music, great managment
Questions And Answers about Live Nation
How often do you get a raise at Live Nation?
Asked Jul 4, 2022
Once a year
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What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Live Nation?
Asked Jul 24, 2019
This is a part time seasonal position. Good place to work to see great shows and get paid to do it
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What is the promotion process like at Live Nation?
Asked Jul 5, 2022
Gradual- dependant on position
Answered Mar 28, 2023
Must apply for the position desired.
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What is a typical day like for you at Live Nation?
Asked Jul 24, 2020
It was a fun day got to meet a lot of new people a lot of new artists have communications with the Roadies While I Work backstage and also interact with the viewing public when they came in
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What is the best part of working at Live Nation?
Asked Nov 26, 2019
Answered Jun 28, 2022
The people I work with, and the people I get to meet every single night.