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Reed Exhibitions Reviews

Updated 14 October 2018
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Pros
  • "There are opportunities to travel in all levels of the organization" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Great people and work environment" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "They pay all the worker bees peanuts as Senior Management takes own huge salaries" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Long hours are common and no overtime is paid or other recognition given for this" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Manager"

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

    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


  2. "Best place I've worked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    Pros

    Honestly, I don't understand some of the negative comments here. I am based in Richmond, London and find Reed to be the best place I have worked. It's dynamic, exciting, full of genuine people. The industry is also growing which makes for a better environment. The location is great and the direction of the company is clear. The most upbeat place I have worked.

    Cons

    Difficult to come up with any here - perhaps the opportunity to work more closely with the RELX group would be something for the future.

    Advice to Management

    I have seen positive changes and believe that management are genuinely receptive and focused on making things better for employees.

  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lovely people, very laid back environment. Very organised company and opportunities to help out on different events. Dress code is casual everyday.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, Had their favourites. Very cooperate at times. The was not flat enough.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good, but could do better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New Agile Office
    Location
    Flexible Working Hours

    Cons

    Management, Salary, Growth, Size of Organisation, Bonus Structure

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting within, or at least getting rid of under performing middle management. There is so much good, young talent, that constantly walks out the doors as they are never presented with new opportunities.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Suits someone willing to enter the corporate rat race"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Richmond, London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Richmond, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty good work life balance, location in Richmond is very nice.

    Cons

    Its so corporate that you barely have any decision making over the work you do. Office politics are rife in this business. You are either with them or against them, so if you are not saying the right things they will let you know.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your employees more, people do not need to be micro managed all the time.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Richmond, London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to learn the necessary skills to be successful in the exhibition sector.

    Pretty forward thinking when it comes to event innovation and brand development, some really cool brands to work on and some being acquired.

    Strong international structure, good coordination between divisions.

    Friendly office environment and culture.

    Cons

    Bonus scheme and wage structure is not necessarily transparent and lags behind some competitors.

    Training and development is limited in parts.

    Some of the more talented staff are lured away by better salaries elsewhere, leaving a layer of less capable staff in areas.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and invest in talent, Also look to how younger people and graduates are brought into the company and developed.


  7. "Great place to learn but then move on"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    Pros

    Talented staff, good location, nice travel perks

    Cons

    Low wages, Shocking Bonus Scheme, Questionable Middle Management is rife throughout all departments. Jr to more established manager positions are rare due to a preference for external highers Process over logic is the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the talent behind the

  8. "Just a job, not a career - it's a sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people and work isn't hard.

    Cons

    No career progression and managers don't really care about your personal development and they don't treat employees equally.

    Out of date equipment, tools and technologies. They care more about making the office look good rather than improving the tools they're using. People want change but since they have layers of managers, the senior management doesn't have a clue, and then after a while the talented people end up leaving. If you want to learn and work with the latest tools in IT it's best to avoid working here.

    People are not afraid to go behind your back and put you down to make themselves look great - toxic working environment.


  9. "Average management and lying HR"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well organised trade shows

    Cons

    Management is impartial to your contributions to company success.
    HR will work with management against if you say your experiencing some minor work or personal issues. They see that as weakness

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee needs more and acknowledge employee achievements


  10. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and great brands to work on

    Cons

    promotional opportunity and pay rises minimal


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