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UBM Reviews

Updated 21 April 2018
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Pros
  • I worked here for 2 years, I enjoyed my time the work life balance is great (in 34 reviews)

  • Great people who are generous with their time (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management puts too much control/trust in individuals that do not deserve it (in 22 reviews)

  • No room for growth within the company (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - L&D Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - L&D Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are generous with their time always willing to help.
    Progressive culture

    Cons

    Lots to do as learning the job!

    Advice to Management

    Coach employees to meet their potential and continue to invest in Learning and development


  2. "Bad decisions, good culture."

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

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    There's a good culture in IT

    Cons

    Whole of IT off-shored to India/IBM.
    No one within the business wants this except senior management who will benefit. The business will suffer hugely.

    Advice to Management

    A businesses value comes from its people.
    Mass redundancy to save a few quid, in order for your own personal gain / bonuses is not a good long term plan.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Clapham, London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in Clapham, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High performance culture good oppp

    Cons

    Workload high at times but rewarding


  4. "Not good pay rise"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in London, England
    Current Employee - Editor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks such as share save scheme, maternity leave is good.

    Cons

    Hard to progress, pay rise is low so if you want a good increment, you'll have to move. The VPs and top management are paid too much for what they do.

    Advice to Management

    value your employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic culture"

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

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    A lot of learning opportunity.
    Great people who are generous with their time
    generous pay and benefits package

    Cons

    There is a lot of outsourcing and temporary staff which makes it difficult to pinpoint contacts sometimes.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Views and Lovely People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in the London office which is a fantastic place to work. The views over London are spectacular which really make coming into work every morning a great experience. The people are what really make UBM. I've made lots of friends and everyone is willing to help out if you have any issues. The job itself is exciting and varied.

    Cons

    Lots of changes taking place which can be hard to keep up with

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBM part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    talented people
    flexible working opportunities
    interesting work
    challenging projects to work on
    good managers
    convenient location

    Cons

    Often a high volume of work

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Digital Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Digital Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's flexible, you get to travel, you can work from home and organize your workload.
    The people you work with are friendly and will help you grow, the business is so wide that you can explore and work in different projects.
    The environment is great if you like ot take initiative and create something new, very stimulating.

    Cons

    On the bad side, the bureaucracy is a bit heavy and the rewards for your efforts are very difficult.
    Promotions (and salary raise) are also really difficult to obtain, even when you actually perform a different and higher job than the original description.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the decision making, it takes too long.
    Opportunities get lost, people get frustrated and decide to leave.
    Give them what they deserve


  9. "Good first job in london"

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

    I worked at UBM full-time

    Pros

    central location, social, open plan offices

    Cons

    not a market leader so focus can be based around chasing competitors


  10. "Asset management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Given lots of good responsibility

    Cons

    Very busy all the time


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