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Reed Exhibitions Reviews

Updated 13 January 2019
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Reed Exhibitions CEO Chet Burchett
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Pros
  • "There are opportunities to travel in all levels of the organization" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Great people and work environment" (in 22 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 15 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

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    31 Oct 2018 – HRD

    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. "Red tape is taking over"

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

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 5 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!

  3. "A shambles of management and no direction"

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

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    Pros

    - Nice location
    - Friendly staff
    - Commuting

    Cons

    - Management is rubbish
    - Definitely not digital/tech-saavy
    - Favouritism for showing off anything
    - No career progression
    - Poor benefits package

    Advice to Management

    Take a course in management


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Top Heavy"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Location
    Friendly People .
    Flexible working .

    Cons

    Top Heavy
    Silo Mentality
    Outdated Company Structure
    Self-serving management
    Low Pay

    Advice to Management

    To appreciate and utilize their employees and do not treat them as 'us and them'.
    Streamline their structure - half the management could be gotten rid of.
    Encourage a collaborative working culture and environment.
    Pay their employees more!


  5. "Digital"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    Pros

    Everybody was extremely friendly and open to sharing knowledge

    Cons

    Some management styles were questionable


  6. "Nice company pay could be better"

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

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice people, flexible working, nice environment

    Cons

    pay could be better, richmond isnt convinient for everyone


  7. "Senior management and CEO unable to lead us through change"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Nice friendly staff

    Cons

    Lots of silos from mid to senior management
    Lots of talk about collaboration but we don't really work beyond our teams

    Advice to Management

    The CEO and management are old and angry at the falling EOS when they treat younger staff like 'us and them'. We need new younger management able to lead change.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Poor leadership - heaven for contractors"

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    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Richmond, London, England
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Richmond, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership is inept and ignorant - contracts are having a field day. Certain leaders have shares in the contracted agencies - clear conflict of interests are brush under the carpet.

    Cons

    Very poor and inept leadership. No real experience outside of Reed Expo. They love the sound of their own voice - they are bleeding the company dry with bad decions and arr getting away with it.

    Advice to Management

    Stay at Reed Expo, any where else you will get found out for the fools you are.


  9. Helpful (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.

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    31 Oct 2018 – HRD

    Thanks for the review, its really pleasing to read you are having a good time at work, we are working more closely with RELX (our parent company), however, we can get better - thanks for the prompt


  10. "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

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    31 Oct 2018 – HRD

    Thanks for the review, its good to read you were positive about your working life at Reed Exhibitions. No argument, transparency is very important, we will continue to improve by working harder on... More