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Updated 10 July 2018
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Pros
  • "I worked here for 2 years, I enjoyed my time the work life balance is great" (in 37 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)

    "A good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good environment, supportive and fun-loving colleagues and typically open and helpful managers who consider your wants and needs.

    Cons

    Some members of management are a little conceited and prefer their own way over any other, which can make it difficult to bring about change or debate issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, just make sure you don't look at everybody through a purely performance-based lens.


  2. "over all good"

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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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    over all good to work for

    Cons

    can't think of any at this time

    Advice to Management

    non

  3. "Seatrade - UBM"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Positive working environment
    Training is available for all employees
    Personal Development is encouraged and thus there is many an opportunity to further ones skillset
    The teams I work with a led very well, with ears always open for discussion and constant objectives
    Communication between departments and improved customer service due to this is definately a positive
    Travel Opportunities, though not much tim outside of the exhibitions,holidays do work in your favour

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems that someindividuals are reliant to share knowledge, yet this has been merely to preserve longstanding relationships with contacts. This has meant somework has taken a little slower to complete than would have been so.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Ever since starting I have felt wholly a part of UBM and this has been made so by everyone based in Colchester yet this would not be the case if those that managed weren't such personable and genuine individuals who are strong role models for us all.


  4. "A good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they have a good work/life balance, and a very good development programme

    Cons

    can be bureaucratic, and quite management heavy


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bad decisions, good culture."

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not good pay rise"

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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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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


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