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Reed Exhibitions Reviews

Updated 8 August 2018
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Reed Exhibitions CEO Chet Burchett
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  • "VERY TOP heavy - way too much senior management who seem intent on protecting themselves at all costs" (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. "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

  3. "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    Out of date equipment, tools and technologies.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.


  4. "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


  5. "Friendly, positive, successful and full of potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    Pros

    Strong teams, positive people, exciting brands

    Cons

    Lots to do sometimes making workload management a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking to the teams and focusing on what is important


  6. "Excellent place to work"

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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

    Great culture and great brands to work on

    Cons

    promotional opportunity and pay rises minimal


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, good opportunities, good management support"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At times it was a little chaotic, but everyone tried there best and senior support was always available. Liked regular town hall meetings and internal comms.

    Cons

    Work from home once a week would have been nice

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you are doing,

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "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


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