IQPC

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Dysfunctional work culture

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Former Employee - Conference Producer in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Conference Producer in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

Central office location in London
Friendly colleagues
Travel

Cons

Management has no market insight
Staff are used, abused and underpaid
Very long working hours
Pressure-cooker environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop squeezing every drop out of your staff

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Poor payment practices, uncoordinated processes

    Former Employee - Freelance Translator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Freelance Translator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IQPC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff are very friendly.

    Cons

    If you are a freelancer, there is no worse company to work with than IQPC. To get paid, you will need months of struggling. According to an email of a (now former) employee from the accounts, the company usually has 3 months backlog of invoices. The staff are often tired and overworked.

    I've had the misfortune of working with this company for 7 months, and my invoices have never been settled in due time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your payment practices, hire more personnel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A "ok" first step on sales. But you'd perform, elsewise you are out, and awful management

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    Current Employee - Sponsorship Sales Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Sponsorship Sales Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at IQPC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Contacting senior executives of big companies inside and outside the country normally speed up your professional "maturation" process, once you can feel and learn what is really important to companies and find a pattern to success. When you get this, you will be able to measure your real value to other companies, speak with people who can hire you in the future and find a nice opportunity you've been looking for.

    If you have good events at your hand, you will get a good money - but it will be hard at first, as you don't get real "meat", the 2nd stage events. If you want to succeed, you need to perform marginally well with the "bones", the launchs and weak repeats. From these you can earn some money and, as the turnover is quite high, your time to get the best events will come. Here in SP, we know executives getting more than R$ 15.000,00 monthly, and in other branches up to $ 30.000,00 in a non-management, inside sales position.

    Finally, you will learn to deal with incredible amounts of pressure and be in a fast paced environment. People with more than a year working here can work at any pressure and any pace wherever.

    Cons

    The overall management can sometimes be very narrow minded. The company has precious management information flowing from a number of events which influence top players in various markets. This could serve as priceless benchmarks, but are fully ignored.
    The managers are normally raised from inside the company, and usually they don't have any proven management skill. They are excellent producers, marketers and salesmen, but most of them are poor executives.

    This results in:
    - poor HR management, leading to imense turnover, poor change management, zero talent management, poor attraction and recruiting.
    - poor Marketing management, leading to zero innovation (although what they usually do is not that bad)
    - poor BI, leading to a number of bad events, loss of money and low attended events.
    - poor sales management, with low incentives, pure pressure environment, production-driven department which gives more importance to KPI's than a well developed sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hear the speakers on your events and get some better managers and directors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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