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Reed Exhibitions Reviews

Updated 16 October 2017
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Reed Exhibitions CEO Chet Burchett
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  • They need to change all senior management asap (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours with no job satisfaction (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sociable, good progression and opportunities

    Cons

    Some favoritism in the business


  2. "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


  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Richmond, London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Simple, menial tasks that you can get into easily
    - Can move from department to department fairly easily

    Cons

    - Little scope for progression


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  5. "Marketing Executive"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great social environment and learning resources

    Cons

    Difficult to move up and pay on some of the show teams are below average

    Advice to Management

    Many employees work long hours close to show, there needs to be some flexibility during quieter times.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "There are much better companies out there! Don't do it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - Opportunities to travel to shows are fun (though selection process for those chosen not clear, and not as often as promised in the interview process)
    - Most satisfaction out of working with external partners related to Reed

    Cons

    - Without a doubt, worst company I have worked for in my 30 year professional career
    - Warned against people in my first week, yet their bullying, passive aggressive behaviour seems to be tolerated
    - Wonder why shows are failing when nothing changes year-on-year ... have not moved with technology, market and audience expectations
    - Unnecessary hierarchy and ineffective, non-inspiring management
    - People talk AT you rather than try and have a conversation
    - Would not know innovation if it struck them in the face
    - Underpaid. Promised a salary review after six months, given a letter in a sealed envelope with no accompanying conversation. A whole $150 extra A YEAR. So laughable.

    Advice to Management

    - Be honest with how bad your middle management is and how much needs to change
    - Take a look at your values and actually learn what they mean , e.g. collaboration, innovation, valuing people


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    Pros

    Nice location, plus good people

    Cons

    lack of progression , bad pay

    Advice to Management

    Better rewards


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Digital team"

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    Former Employee - Digital Team in Richmond, London, England
    Former Employee - Digital Team in Richmond, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people it the digital team especially developers

    Cons

    Out of date processes

    Out of date technology

    Very childish management - toys out of the pram

    No accountablity when things go wrong. Blame culture

    Advice to Management

    Sort out your management


  9. "Accounts"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Solihull, England
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Solihull, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and nice hours some nice people .use oracle which is an easy system to manage near home 1 hour lunch

    Cons

    Worst place to work the management don't take any notice of you constant bullying no car parking no support no drinks machine and was mislead on job description avoid

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your new staff


  10. "Reed"

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Richmond, London, England
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good environment, nice people

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Difficult to become a manager


  11. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ambitious, look after staff, good office location

    Cons

    expensive staff canteen, no free parking

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking after your staff


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