UBM Reviews

Updated July 15, 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. A good place to work

    Current Employee - Graphic Designer
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Employees are open to creativity

    Cons

    No learning or training on the job. Atleast in the design department


  2. EVP International Business Development

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EVP International Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - EVP International Business Development in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UBM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    UBM has a breadth of media products. The USA markets are strongly focused on the tech and medical markets but world-wide the company has a footprint in many B2B markets. Employees have an opportunity to learn key skills and multiple markets. It is also a great opportunity to learn how acquisitions are integrated successfully (or not) into a large organization.

    Cons

    UBM grows primarily through acquisition. If you are a start-up junkie at heart, this is likely not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Work to find opportunities to innovate in existing products whilst pursuing scalable acquisitions.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Revolving Door of Management and

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UBM

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

    Pros

    Loved my teammates. All were in it together to make the best events possible for our clients and attendees.

    Cons

    'Old Boys' network Incredibly sexist. Lack of personal integrity in management. Too many managers that are completely out of touch with client needs and state of the industry. Primary solution to increase bottom line is to layoff people who built and understand the business in favor of young and cheap whom they hope will maintain it.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity - it's more than buzzword.


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  5. ok place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBM

    Pros

    great people and fun environment

    Cons

    limited opportunities especially in certain regions


  6. Helpful (1)

    Typical publisher

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Manhasset, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Manhasset, NY

    I worked at UBM

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

    Pros

    Great writers and reporters, talented design teams, intelligent editors

    Cons

    Bone-headed publishers trying to survive in a new digital world, sell out the publications to advertisers, cut editorial staff (and cut it again and again and again), overworked/underpaid writers

    Advice to Management

    Let writers and reporters run the organization


  7. Helpful (1)

    Lots of great experiences for a typical corporation.

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

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

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

    Pros

    The people I was blessed to work with were some of the best and most professional I have met.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is cookie cutter in style and somewhat stifling.

    Advice to Management

    Allow Management ownership and encourage creativity.


  8. It is Ok

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at UBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Monday - Friday, Weekends off

    Cons

    Management can be too hands off


  9. GROWING

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBM

    Pros

    Great people. Great atmosphere. Growing.

    Cons

    Growing leads to outsourcing and cutting out departments.


  10. Nice work environment, people friendly

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    good culture and work environment. laid back, no high pressure

    Cons

    no incentive for hard working


  11. US needs a lift

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

    I have been working at UBM full-time

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

    Pros

    Fun environment People are generally friendly Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Very traditional with ranks Focus is placed heavily on UK Opposite of flat organization

    Advice to Management

    The basics and fundamentals are all in place but we just need to spruce everything up so the morale keeps productivity at its best. Encourage an open door policy where everyone can bring something to the table and also provide feedback in a positive fashion.



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