Informa Reviews

Updated April 5, 2015
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  1. Challenging and rewarding

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informa

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Availability of training to improve your performance. Potential for big bonuses and working with good people

    Cons

    Pretty flat structure not allowing for frequent promotions. Low employee morale and blame culture

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees ideas and complaints

  2. Helpful (2)

    They hired me, then didn't let me do the job

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had a fantastic boss and many wonderful colleagues whose insights were incomparable. The company is well respected. The pay and benefits were great. I learned a lot about the telecom and media industries as well as office politics.

    Cons

    Informa is notorious for its ongoing rounds of layoffs. They hire great people and then routinely let them go for no apparent reason other than that fact that they must not have won that quarter's popularity contest. There is a core group of analysts who dominate all initiatives and come up with some really silly projects that waste everyone's time and the company's money. It's sad really, because there are so many better, and more lucrative, projects that analysts could spend their time doing.

    Further, the culture is very male-dominated, and I ended up being prevented from doing my job as an analyst because the men on the sales team included male colleagues on client visits but absolutely refused to take me along. There were a couple of female sales people who were willing to collaborate with me, but they also left the company. There really are no options for promotions or raises once you are in, and, in fact, the bonus I was promised for completing my first year there was never fully paid.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their jobs and stop tolerating discrimination. Stop the incessant hiring and firing. These are people's lives you're messing with. Create a clearer picture of what you really hope to achieve with the company.

  3. Good work/life balance if you can stomach the reorgs

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Informa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A Good work - life balance

    Cons

    Reorganizations occur on an annual basis

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  5. Nice stepping stone if just starting your career.

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Informa

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Informa Support Services -Sarasota office offers great opportunities for customer service, cash applications, collections, billing, and accounts payable professionals, as well as a growing finance team open to recruiting college graduates. The office executive team as a whole strongly believes in in-house promotions which is evident in the retention time of the staff.

    Cons

    Some Sarasota departments must work national holidays but are given time off later in the month (4th of July, Labor day, etc.). This is only hard to swallow when other international offices are able to get time off for their local holidays that fall during crucial deadlines but the Sarasota finance team does not get the same consideration.

    Advice to Management

    Great mix of management styles. The Sarasota office has put together an extraordinary executive team and offer all staff the opportunity to be mentored by these multifaceted accounting professionals.

  6. Transition may improve company ethos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    High margin business give scope for quality work, in theory
    Good training

    Cons

    Focus on margin has restricted growth in the last 4 years; company has been content to provide shareholder return while trimming costs and people, and reducing operations. New management (in place since 2014) is more interested in growth and innovation

    Advice to Management

    Share the shape of the vision in more detail

  7. Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informa

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good teams all working to exceed budgets

    Cons

    Company is often too large to react quickly

  8. Informa Group Latin America - great people to work with but no clear career path

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    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, everyone was very friendly and helpful. I had the freedom to manage my projects pretty much independently, no micromanaging, able to share and implement my own ideas, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Management did not handle situations and act in most professional manner, disorganized; no clear career path, low salary, understaffed, high-stress in exhibitions area - not enough people to put together large scale events

  9. Remote senior management

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    Current Employee - Editor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Editor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Informa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues, good location, some good company benefits, opportunity to learn a lot of skills very fast

    Cons

    Senior management has little idea what the productive staff actually do in the course of their employment and are prone to wild schemes that are poorly researched. Large stuff cuts in recent years have overloaded existing staff.

    Advice to Management

    Try asking the people who actually do the work before launching into ill-advised projects or initiatives. Take a longer-term view.

  10. Interesting at times, but frustrating

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good colleagues and opportunities to take on challenges

    Cons

    Overly focussed on targets, particularly sales

    Advice to Management

    Micromanaging is not the best way to get the most out of your employees!

  11. Good company, bad management

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Huanglu, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Huanglu, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Informa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lay-back working environment, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Deaf management, bad administrative staff

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