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    Solid Company in a Brutal Environment

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    I worked at UBM Tech full-time

    Pros

    There are smart, dedicated people here, although I agree a good deal of talent has left. That's not because management gleefully fired them, though. If you know anything about B2B tech media since 2008, you know it's a huge challenge--and that's a massive understatement. Management here had to make extremely difficult decisions--ones they preferred not to make. i know. I worked with many of them and was one of the casualties. It's easy to just blame management. Sure, hindsight's 20/20, but I'm not sure people understand what it is to be a senior exec in B2B media now. Being a CEO is a thankless job I can't imagine anyone wanting. FWIW, I don't think it was ever a case of wanting to change strategies every year. It's a case of always HAVING to because of a crumbling media business and changing direction from a public parent company.

    Cons

    For those who think UBM just messed everything up, take a look around. Name the successful B2B media companies. They're few and far between. Name the successful public ones. Exactly. I honestly think they've done what they can, but management is beholden to shareholders, hence, the constantly shifting winds. In an environment like this, culture is gonna be a huge problem. Hours are gonna be late. Pressure is gonna be high. Money simply isn't there to reward people the way they once could. Look, B2B media today is a labor of love. It's brutal. If you're looking for high pay, low hours and constant pats on the back, well, I don't think those jobs even exist anymore.

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    I think management needed to be more visible, more accessible, and more direct than ever these past few years. I think more decisiveness was necessary. I'd also suggest HR was never the strongest department in the company, and that often added to the problem.

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UBM Tech.

    Interview Details

    I applied and had HR contact me back asking for an interview. The process wasn't terrible but the knowledge of the company was pretty bad. HR didn't know much about my team/brand at all.

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Website tech.ubm.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Operated By UBM
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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