UBM Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits and reasonable compensation (in 6 reviews)

  • It's a shame upper mgmt doesn't see what great people they have (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management does not care about anything but their bonus by keeping their employees at a lesser pay (i (in 3 reviews)

  • Lower management need better man management skills training (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have had great management help me grow within my role. I have been promoted each year and feel rewarded for the work that I do. Great work/life balance and ability to work remotely.

    Cons

    High turnover, employees don't seem invested in brands. Different parts of the business (events & design teams in particular) have struggled with management, processes, retaining team members. Does not pay well enough to incentivize employees to stay long term.


  2. Chaotic and disappointing

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    Former Employee - Editorial Staff
    Former Employee - Editorial Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time

    Pros

    People know the sites when you work there or apply elsewhere.

    Cons

    No respect for editors or editorial. Promises made are easily broken. Org chart is top heavy with way too many managers whose only allegiance is to the UK stock market, not employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make ant promises. Don't add any more managers then say you can't give raises to those doing the work.


  3. Manager

    Current Employee - Custodial Area Supervisor in Carol Stream, IL
    Current Employee - Custodial Area Supervisor in Carol Stream, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly and easy to work with at times.

    Cons

    I don't feel as though you are compensated for your position.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A Shell of it's former self

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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

    NY office is now located at 2 Penn Plaza -- a great commute (on the LIRR) if you live on Long Island.

    Cons

    Bottom Line, it's all about making their shareholders happy... to the detriment of the employees. As part of another of their massive layoffs (80 from my division), they've thrown out an excellent work force (their publishing division) to be the 2nd largest trade show company. If that's your expertise, go for it.

    Advice to Management

    Older employees DO have a lot to offer. Try to see more than the $$, and look quality and experience.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Worked with Terrific People. Lack of Vision, Innovation, Business Strategy and Direction the Past Few Years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    • Worked with some great people over the years! Talent, collaboration, and team-focused! • Within the right groups and leadership, there's opportunity to build industry-leading products and services and be rewarded for it.

    Cons

    • Non-collaborative Culture. Siloed divisions that have hard time working together for common good. • Business ambiguity which hinders motivation and work productivity—and ultimately affects employee retention, customer engagement, and business growth. • Corporate politics negatively affects workplace and corporate culture. Willingness to let good people leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    • Rekindle a spirit and purpose of innovation and transparency where all employees at every level are empowered to make a difference that contributes to the growth and vision of UBM and it's customers—an "intrapreneurial" culture!!. Management must have a passion for this, create a culture dedicated to it, and communicate it regularly. I fostered this at the group I built and managed at UBM and it worked! • Keep good people of integrity, talent, dedication, team-focus, and innovative drive.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Sexist culture; men, don't waste your time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some wonderful, passionate people working at UBM. Unfortunately, leadership cares little about the day to day operations and concerns of the staff, and instead, spends their time jockeying for their next promotion.

    Cons

    Led by a female CEO, UBM is biased towards gender equality in the workplace. Men have very little chance to advance up the career ladder. Affirmative action, taken too far becomes reverse sexual discrimiation.

    Advice to Management

    Reward and recognize the excellence of many of the long term employees you have. Don't pit groups against each other in an effort to highlight best practices.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Constant Change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the best in the business, but under immense pressure to do the work of those that leave or are laid off.

    Cons

    Constant worry that the end of the company is near, especially if you are selling media. Most of the focus is on events however the media team is constantly asked to help sell events that need help.

    Advice to Management

    If a person leaves the company that was a big contributor (non-management), find someone to replace that position instead of leaving the work to the ones that are remaining. Promote within.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at UBM full-time

    Pros

    I had an awesome manager when I first started.

    Cons

    Internally disorganized. All good people eventually left. Massive reorgs and business selling.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Lack of focus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are nice enough. The office in San Francisco is modern and centrally located. You may have a lot of autonomy, depending on your job.

    Cons

    The leadership has been in flux for several years. The company is on its third CEO in as many years and no one seems to have a handle on what the company should be doing.

    Advice to Management

    Settle on a business plan and stop laying people off. Act to improve morale instead of talking about values.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Not the company it used to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhasset, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhasset, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are competitive, work/life balance is GREAT. The people that I worked with were first rate.

    Cons

    The recent business decision to outsource financial systems was short sighted and ill planned. You want to keep clients? Make sure your new system actually works. Morale is low, and the head office is oblivious.

    Advice to Management

    You need to know and appreciate what the people who work for you can actually DO.



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