CMP Media Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great learning experience for a "new student" and I was treated like royalty.

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    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to shine or fail.
    Given ability to take the lead.
    Communication is valued.
    Perks are great.
    Lots of mentoring opportunities.

    Cons

    Pressure cooker.
    Lots given and lots expected.
    Treadmill of craziness is never-ending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some more time on the West Coast (headquartered in NY).

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor Leadership

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CMP Media

    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
  3.  

    No Pay adjustment

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    Former Employee - Various in Manhasset, NY
    Former Employee - Various in Manhasset, NY

    I worked at CMP Media 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
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  5.  

    Some really great people in upper management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at CMP Media full-time

    Pros

    Large organization, so great benefits and good opportunity for advancement and exposure to other industries for career variety. There's a great collegiality in working for UBM, with good idea and information sharing tools.

    Cons

    As with many large organizations, upper management relies on critical skill and communication of senior management who have conflicting goals for stability and growth. So goals can get blurred for middle managers and employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Financial Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CMP Media

    Pros

    Family oriented and business casual

    Cons

    Bad market and still deteriorating

  7.  

    very pleasant place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CMP Media

    Pros

    had a great team, we all worked great together

    Cons

    work many hours with no room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to the employees

  8.  

    Clueless Upper rmanagement

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    Former Employee - Publisher in Darien, CT
    Former Employee - Publisher in Darien, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits once you have been there for a few years. UBM recognized the time we had already accumulated with the company when it was acquired by them in 2003. Many of us had 10+ years with the company and were immediately fully vested in the benefits offered.

    Cons

    The upper management of the division is clueless right up to the CEO. They only takes direction from the home office in London. They didn't make an effort to get to know the people that work under them in the USA or learn about the markets we services. One bad strategic decision after another. Sold off or closed many viable entities to put efforts into projects like SeachMedica - a search engine for healthcare professionals. Ever hear of Google? Is that really who you want to compete with?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an active interest in knowing what your employees do and the markets they know. While we are in a global network/economy, figure out how the USA niche can turn a profit here and expand upon it rather then shut it down because "London says so". Then incorporate into the global plans of UBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Loved working there!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    Company was bought so there was mass confusion and layoffs. There was also little direction during the change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more forthcoming with company changes.

    Recommends
  10.  

    CMP Media

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CMP Media

    Pros

    Location in SF was fun, good benefitsand met some great people working here. Close to South park and many newer restaurants near ball park

    Cons

    managment not listening to employees
    after merger place was miserable have beeno losing people for years. no communication. Managment in NY too indifferent to CA workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to your employees, try to promote from within based on ability not on those who have been there longest

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    The Worst 9 Months of My Life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at CMP Media

    Pros

    Some nice, really smart people. Good location. Well-read co-workers. Some fun lunches out (pre-recession). Big company with decent benefits. OK about vacation time.

    Cons

    Honestly, I don't know how l lasted so long here. The first round of layoffs came 3 months after I started and that should have been a warning sign. People who had been there 20 years were just dumped. Some people who showed up before 8 and stayed until past 7pm were let go, but others who came in at 11am and left at 5pm were kept. Made no sense. The whole vibe was kind of one that was outdated and there was an acceptance of screaming as a tactic to motivate people. I honestly have never heard yelling like that in an office before. Management was at best inept, and at worse, cruel. It cured me of ever wanting to work in publishing again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to at least pretend like you care about your employees. If you have to lay them off, at least don't humiliate them in the process. Figure out who does the actual work, before you do the layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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