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Richmond, London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
RELX Group
1968
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Publishing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Informa, UBM
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 ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Richmond, London, England
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    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Travel opportunities
    Development trainings
    People are extremely friendly
    Great place to work

    Cons

    Not much flexible hours

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Reed Exhibitions Photos

Reed Exhibitions photo of: Sailing Event
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!
Reed Exhibitions photo of: Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado Office
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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    Learning and Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, London, England
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Reed Exhibitions (Richmond, London, England) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Started off great with a phone call. But it really seemed like a different person face to face.

    I was given some homework, to develop a presentation based on a case study that seemed distorted and made no sense. It was basically requiring me to set the strategy for the company.

    Then came the face to face. Nice offices in Richmond. That was it really.

    Not offered a drink, but that's just picking.

    The meeting lasted just over an hour and half. Presented the strategy, wasn't fluid, not that I minded, but questions and comments were provided at every point which were followed by "yes, that is actually slide...."

    The worst part of the experience was the questioning, this may sound odd, but the questioning wasn't relevant to the role or to the experience. i.e. you may get some people who are difficult to deal with, but don't worry I wouldn't give you those employees. You ask a question then answer it yourself??

    This didn't stop, this has to be the first interview in my life where the interviewee felt like the one applying for the role. His level of arrogance was on par with Trump. Loved the sound of his voice and constantly spoke about his achievements "There was part of the Reed Top Tier Sales and I was there, I was one of them". In total 90% of the time, he talked, then the other 10% when I talked, he talked over me.

    Then a question that really puzzled me "You seem like a well grounded, calm person who has life well planned and organised, are you like this all the time. What i'm trying to understand is, do you get excited and have the energy to really rally people"? For the first time I was lost for words. In what world is those attributes a bad thing. I simply replied "I don't need to prounce like a monkey to rally people".

    Then I was told the pay for this role. After all that and a presentation that took about 4 hrs of prep. Turned out to be an insult. Against my better judgement, I broke my rule of never going to a meeting without knowing the pay. But I assumed for a global Trainer, they would pay market rate.....nope!

    Good thing was I didn't travel very far and Richmond is a nice place, although I couldn't wait to get back home, after such a traumatic experience!!

    First thing I did was to withdraw my application. Couldn't fathom working with someone like that

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