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Reed Exhibitions CEO Chet Burchett
Chet Burchett
81 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are some great people within this business who really are doing a great job and are trying to make it better for others(in 23 reviews)

  • "There are opportunities to travel in all levels of the organization(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "VERY TOP heavy - way too much senior management who seem intent on protecting themselves at all costs(in 18 reviews)

  • "Long hours are common and no overtime is paid or other recognition given for this(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much flexible hours

    Reed Exhibitions2017-09-21

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    October 31, 2018HRD

    We've brought in flexible working, however, if you have specific needs come and talk to us some more. And thanks for the 'pros', good to see we are a friendly bunch

  2. "You get what you put in"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Corporate environment that rewards success Some lovely people Events experience across a range of industries and countries

    Cons

    Many people coasting along - but on the plus side it makes it easier for you to shine Experience can differ between teams - some are more collaborative and creative than others

    Reed Exhibitions2019-05-19
  3. "The most laid back company that i have ever come across"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Richmond, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Agile working, Flexibility to WFH (again depends on how much you nose brown), timely pay

    Cons

    no rocket science to understand that the company depends on a few flagship shows, if not for them they would have been struggling.

    Advice to Management

    kick out the ones who are lazy and laid back but still claim that they are the best

    Reed Exhibitions2019-05-22
  4. "Tough targets"

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    Current Employee - Director of Exhibitions in Richmond, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    nice people, some ok benefits eventually, accessible location

    Cons

    pay, long hours, impossible targets

    Reed Exhibitions2019-05-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "On the decline"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, good location, flexible working

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management, dated, poor cooperation and communication, out dated structure, low morale

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the unnecessary levels of management, restructure to involve, motivate and utilise employees,

    Reed Exhibitions2019-04-08
  6. "Great company, no real progression"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Casual working environment, lovely people, great location, renovated office, lots of training & support

    Cons

    Flexible working could be more flexible, lack of progression in bottom of the ladder roles, job title misleading to what the role actually is

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, more insentives to keep people on

    Reed Exhibitions2019-02-21
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    "Overworked and underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    Pros

    - There are some great people within this business who really are doing a great job and are trying to make it better for others - You get a lot of experience with different tasks, industries etc because roles are so broad

    Cons

    - They don't value people - you really are just a number - No confidentiality or support for HR issues - No consideration for personal circumstances, illnesses (sick days are frowned upon and earn you a bad reputation) - Supposedly 'agile' structure but not really - if you don't conform (e.g. if you sit where management can't watch you) you get disciplined, even if you are doing your job correctly - Top-heavy structure...

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    Advice to Management

    A culture shift is sorely needed: start communicating, and I mean PROPERLY communicating. Not just fluff, and what you think sounds good and makes the business look good, but how things actually are. And look after your staff. We work really hard for you and most of it goes unrecognised and/or unappreciated by the business.

    Reed Exhibitions2019-02-27
  8. "Laid back management"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Richmond, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    the organization is good in terms of agile working, flexibility to work from home once in 2 weeks (provided you nose brown your manager). The HR seems to be structured and L & D dept helps in getting you trained with various aspects

    Cons

    extremely laid back when it comes to support teams, they expect the sales to bring revenue from thin air. only proven events seems to bring the chunk of revenue and launch shows are treated as worse than trash

    Advice to Management

    make sure attention is given to all departments equally rather than just focusing on the sales team

    Reed Exhibitions2019-02-05
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Disappointing turn of events - you're throwing away a huge amount of your workforce for cost saving reasons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly people, nice location, good modern office, agile working, enjoyable job (before the change ah least), world class events, fun at work

    Cons

    Unclear ways to progress after the restructuring, treat people as algorithms based on bizarre surveys that change their jobs workout asking, low wages compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees more and don't threat them as numbers

    Reed Exhibitions2019-02-18
  10. "Red tape is taking over"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Too much red tape for the past year. We spend our time doing admin and it s killing us!

    Reed Exhibitions2018-12-27

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    January 28, 2019HRD

    Thank you for leaving your review, I will follow up on the red tape comment and see what's behind it

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