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UBM Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
65 Reviews
2.7
65 Reviews
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20 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits once you have been there for a few years (in 6 reviews)

  • Every manager was responsible training one of their direct reports to move into their position, so it was a great place to learn and be promoted (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management of the division is clueless right up to the CEO (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Not the company it used to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhasset, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhasset, NY

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits, poor atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people. Good work-home balance

    Cons

    Uncertainty, downbeat atmosphere, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating people like they're just cogs in a wheel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working conditions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Editor
    Current Employee - Senior Editor

    I have been working at UBM

    Pros

    Large talented financially secure company

    Cons

    Poor management. controlled from the UK with folks that had no idea as to how to run a technology media company. Internal politics were a constant distraction depending on which group you were acquired from. The company served a prestigious community that gave up and walked away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SELL

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work... if your a glutton for punishment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some good people there which provides the light amidst the darkness.

    Cons

    Leadership is all wrong, very cut throat. The CIO really ruins the morale, culture and energy. Negative place...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a positive sustainable work environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Poor Leadership

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBM

    Pros

    Some smart people; unfortunately, not at the top

    Cons

    Senior leadership was at a loss on how to evolve a business in a very challenging industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Just another dollar sign

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office. Flexible hours. Generally nice people. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Air is thick with negative energy. Practically no room for professional growth. Unreasonable layoffs - company cares more for revenue than its staff. Decisions made create the worst customer experience and then they wonder why the clients complain and don't return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than constantly making reactionary decisions, try thoughtfully creating a plan and sticking to it. Own up to your mistakes. Reward the employees that are knowledgeable and hard-working, not the phonies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No Pay adjustment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various in Manhasset, NY
    Former Employee - Various in Manhasset, NY

    I worked at UBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work hours were better than most

    Cons

    Was hired during a "freeze. 3 years later when the freeze was lifted, and I was in a new higher roll, there was no offer of a salary adjustment. Only offered a general increase.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Dissapointed that a division can be ruined by a few closed minded individuals - slave drivers with no common sense

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at UBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and holidays are good. Parent company is good. Co-workers have a sense of comradary. Opportunity is provided to grow

    Cons

    Lack of accountability
    Slave drivers
    Dishonesty
    Appreciation and grattitude is not shown
    Consistent for being inconsistent
    Lack of vision and execution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the one person that has been the issue over the years. Everyone that has left/ fired due to this person has gone on to greater and better things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It starts out great then drops to bad very quickly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at UBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The colleagues. I worked with some very smart, hardworking people who knew how to have fun despite a very stressful work environment. It's a shame upper mgmt doesn't see what great people they have.
    Benefits are great, PTO is good and depending on your boss there is a lot of flexibilty with working from home.

    Cons

    Low pay - does not commensurate with experience or industry.
    High turnover
    Does everything to NOT pay commissions, they will do everything possible to make targets unreachable.
    Senior managment does not listen to junior staff about changes needed within brands.
    Underappreciated by management,
    Senior mgmt is good at saying how customer and employee focused they are constantly bringing it up in meetings, but words without actions are meaningless, it's all hot air. They care only about the money they earn.
    Senior management does not care about anything but their bonus by keeping their employees at a lesser pay (i.e not paying commissions) thus creating higher profits for them.
    They like to hire unemployed people so they can get them "cheap" since they perceive them as desperate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees who know what is going on within the brand as they are in contact with the clients daily! Pay them more and give them monthly comissions. Where's the incentive if there is no comissions?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unfocused Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Vast portfolio allows the right people to get involved in a wide spectrum of industries; A great place to figure out in what direction you want to head with your career.

    Cons

    - Upper management lacks focus, clarity and communication; they claim to want to be transparent, but it's a classic case of "You're either with us or against us".
    - There's no real investment in the employee; growth opportunities, for the most part, are a myth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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