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Reed Exhibitions Overview

Richmond, London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
RELX
1968
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Publishing
£1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events business and part of RELX Group, recently named among the World’s Most Innovative Companies. With over 30,000 employees and 7,000 technologists across the group, RELX offers a large and growing number of ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to see individual customers with sufficient clarity to understand their needs and to actively engage and help produce a positive business outcome. RX is behind many leading brands, including Comic Con and Gamer Network and many of our b2b customers are small to ... Read more

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Reed Exhibitions – Why Work With Us?


What's different about a career with Reed Exhibitions?

We're proud that Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events business. We develop, market, sell and organise over five hundred events each year, bringing together seven million participants around the world. That's a lot of wristbands. 

It works so well because we believe in small team structures. Reed Exhibitions is a large organisation, but our exhibition teams have autonomy and independence, so they can develop expert knowledge of their local market. We want people to enjoy a broad range of real responsibilities, even if they are at an early stage of their career. We are a global network where people can learn from one another and we encourage people to connect, learn and copy with pride.

Our outstanding people are the reason for our success, with their enthusiasm and passion for what they do. We recognise this by giving them everything they need to develop their ideas and progress their career. Our global network means there are fantastic opportunities for our people to travel and expand their horizons.

OUR VISION AND VALUES

To deliver contacts, content and communities with the power to transform your business

CUSTOMER FIRST

Everything we do is driven by our customers' needs.

As your first-choice partner with a passion for understanding and exceeding your expectations, you can rely on us to continue delivering high quality products and services.

VALUING OUR PEOPLE

We are a vibrant, worldwide community of friendly, talented people. We put the highest priority on recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding people. 

We respect each other, encourage open and honest communication and behave in an ethical and principled manner.

PASSIONATE

We are determined to lead the industry by finding every opportunity to deliver more value to you. We’ve set ourselves up for success by building an organisation that’s high energy, fast moving and decisive. Always executing well and always delivering on our promises.

Our targets are ambitious and we strive to beat them, holding ourselves accountable for delivering outstanding service again and again and again.

PROGRESSIVE

We don’t just welcome change, we push for it – challenging the status quo wherever we can. We encourage our people to be entrepreneurial; take risks, learn from mistakes.

We are ready to make bold moves and decisions, constantly looking for new ideas. We try to keep things simple and agile.

COLLABORATIVE

We love the global nature of our business; we thrive on it. We encourage people to work collaboratively across business units, hierarchy and functions. We constantly strive to break down barriers between organisations and we seek partnerships with customers and suppliers.

Working together we move faster and create a fun and challenging place to work.

Who are we looking for?

We need talented people with a certain something to join our teams across the world. If you like taking action and feeling responsible for delivering results, there's a good chance you'll enjoy working with us. 

You'll do well at Reed Exhibitions if you have an enthusiastic "can do" attitude and are inventive; events is an exciting, dynamic business and we're often working to a deadline, looking for ways to make sure each event is a success for our customers. 

We value anyone who grabs a challenge with both hands, has the drive and determination to work hard for months on an event – and still enjoys a real buzz when their event doors open. It's a lot of fun, so if you are professional and take work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously, join in and stand out.

What are you good at?

As a global business, with offices around the world we’re sure to have just the opportunity you’re looking for.

MARKETING

Our Marketing division covers a huge amount of data and digital.

We look for individuals who can fit into this kind of environment, even if you've never worked within exhibitions before. Our people are joining us from many different industries and a wide range of marketing specialisms. 

SALES

Experience a range of industries and different cultures while gaining great exposure to clients in our Sales division.

We work in some of the most interesting places across the world, not only in all of the established markets, but in developing markets too. Our team see themselves as relationship brokers, by putting buyers with sellers through what we do. We look for individuals who can fit into our data-driven environment, while possessing the strong people skills needed to connect with our customers.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Our HR division offers a broad range of opportunities and great flexibility to move between roles, as well as the chance to travel to our events all over the world.

We place your development at the heart of everything that we do, whether that's growing your soft skills during our away days, collaborating on the business strategy and deliverables, or achieving your own personal objectives. If you're personable, determined and passionate about throwing yourself into whatever comes your way, HR could be the department for you.

FINANCE

Our Finance division deals with all reporting and analysis and play a vital role in our business.

They put together the Group forecasts, annual budgets, strategic plan and financials based on the business unit submissions to us. As part of this team, you'll highlight areas of sensitivity before sending the final numbers on to our parent company RELX.

OPERATIONS

Your expert partners, creating innovative solutions and delivering exceptional results for extraordinary brands; 

Customer Experience | Creativity | Collaboration

Our Operations Teams play a key role in bringing our events to life – they plan all the logistics, design the floor layouts and manage our contractors relationships including stand building, security and health and safety.

GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY

Global Technology is central to RX’s vision to transform the events industry and the way we work.  

Our teams support business systems and innovate to deliver constantly improved customer event experience. We value an agile approach, a growth mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit. In return, we offer a competitive salary, great benefits, flexible working, and a fantastic working environment.

There are many areas within Global technology that you could work within, these include: Product Management, Delivery and Project Management, User Experience, QA, Operations, Infrastructure, Data Engineering, Business Analysis, Software Engineering, System Engineering and Architecture.

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY, GIVING BACK

Reed Exhibitions recognises the importance of taking responsibility for the social, ethical and environmental impact of our business, and of giving back to the communities in which we operate.

GOING GREEN

We are constantly evaluating our working habits and methods, to implement more environmentally-friendly practices worldwide. These include everything from reducing and recycling waste in our offices, to the promotion of eco-friendly exhibition stands, waste management and energy conservation at our events.

RAISING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

We are committed to raising awareness of environmental issues within the markets we serve and to developing world-class education content which highlight environmental concerns and promotes sustainable solutions.

SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Throughout the year our RE Cares global community programme involves our teams in fundraising and volunteering to support local community initiatives.

Each September, we hold RE Cares Month, with our parent company RELX, to recognise our global commitment to making a positive impact on society.

OUR PEOPLE

We want Reed Exhibitions, part of RELX, to be a great place to work, where our employees feel valued, have equal opportunities and pay equality, regardless of their gender, gender identity, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

Reed Exhibitions Reviews

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    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, London, England
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    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team and interesting project
    Good technology
    Good benefits
    Solid company

    Cons

    As you would expect in such a big company, in some occasions there’s too much red tape. The PDP ritual is borderline useless and quite annoying.

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Reed Exhibitions Photos

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Reed Exhibitions photo of: A team of Reed Exhibitions employees redecorated rooms at the Kids in Crisis nursery. They helped create warm and welcoming spaces for families in need as part of our RE Cares program!
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Reed Exhibitions photo of: Sales Academy knockng it out of the park!
Reed Exhibitions photo of: The entire New York Comic Con team!
Reed Exhibitions photo of: Another great year at New York Comic Con!
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Reed Exhibitions Interviews

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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Reed Exhibitions.

    Interview

    6 (six!) interviews, all exactly the same but with different people asking the same, incredibly basic questions. My recommendation, in hindsight, is that the interview process is a pretty good indication of what the job would be like. In this case, the lack of communication and expertise shown in the interview was also in evidence in the role.

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