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Stay far, far away

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Informa for more than 5 years

Pros

Good benefits, good work-life balance (as long as you take it), a lot of nice people despite the bad company and environment, open to telecommuting.

Quite frankly, it's also quite easy to fly below the radar and get by without doing much real work. I haven't tried it myself yet, but have seen enough others do it that I'm starting to consider it.

Cons

This company constantly reorganizes and buys new companies and sells parts of itself I think only to justify the managers shuffling the pieces around. There are far too many layers of management--it seems people get promoted until they are no longer actually responsible for doing anything tangible. While they spend hour after hour in pointless meetings, the people actually responsible for doing things are told to turn left, then turn right 3 months later, then turn left again 3 months after that even after they point out that they've gone down that road before. And, when it's all said and done, the competition has lapped us, the products have suffered, and the good people that are left are too disenchanted to give their best any longer.

Needless to say, there's been a lot of turnover in the last 2 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of any management who is telling you their plan is "strategic" or will help "efficiency"--they either don't know what they're talking about or are looking to make a cut that will hurt them 3 months down the road. Minimize bureaucracy and actually empower the people who know their products and business best to run with them.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too big to see what's coming around the corner

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Informa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The security of a big employer

    Cons

    The mentality of a big company that fails to expand and take advantage of new opportunities especially in the markets that it operates in where relationship building is all too key. They want quick results in a way which offends the sensibilities of the companies you are selling to!

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

    Large company, great people, reputable name

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Informa full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some great people to work with- company organises socials
    Relaxed atmosphere
    Room to move departments due to company size

    Cons

    Low pay- I was in Sales and myself, including colleagues felt we were misleaded with the commission structure
    Very dated working environment- I'm sure they had not bothered to renovate the office since first built in the 60's!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hmmm... definite upper management to the 'many minions' divide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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