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Incompetent management, little chance for career advancement

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

Pros

Healthcare benefits are quite generous, and time off is fair. Managers are decent about letting you work from home when necessary.

Cons

Directionless management plagues operations. Massive acquisitions are considered great even when there is no cohesive collaboration between offices. Management nitpicks over minor expenditures while spending enormous amounts on huge, cross-divisional technologies that end up wasting money because, usually, one size does not fit all. Zero training programs are available to US employees while they are lavished on the London offices - same with promotions. Here, it's the UK way or the highway.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Instead of giving lip service to "innovation" and involving employees in decision-making, managers should pay closer attention to the ideas coming from the product teams. These are the people who actually know their products, and they should be better trusted to produce and improve them.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Informa

  1.  

    Nice stepping stone if just starting your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Sarasota, FL

    Pros

    The Informa Support Services -Sarasota office offers great opportunities for customer service, cash applications, collections, billing, and accounts payable professionals, as well as a growing finance team open to recruiting college graduates. The office executive team as a whole strongly believes in in-house promotions which is evident in the retention time of the staff.

    Cons

    Some Sarasota departments must work national holidays but are given time off later in the month (4th of July, Labor day, etc.). This is only hard to swallow when other international offices are able to get time off for their local holidays that fall during crucial deadlines but the Sarasota finance team does not get the same consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great mix of management styles. The Sarasota office has put together an extraordinary executive team and offer all staff the opportunity to be mentored by these multifaceted accounting professionals.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Informa in Massachusetts is hopefully not representative as a whole.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Worcester, MA

    Pros

    In this economy, it's a job. Luckily one I left behind me.

    Cons

    Rigid hours, uneducated Human Resources, inflexible working conditions, Director-level management openly played favorites. No programs were in place to foster inter-departmental interaction. Lots of layoffs. Some borderline illegal employee practices - i.e. giving one employee flexibility, when employees of equal standing are not given the same benefit or laying off employees with legitimate worker's comp claims. It was a dismal place to work - at least in my group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need better resources, flexibility. When I was there, we had a poorly managed intranet, little information was shared with the staff including in-office Sr. Managers. The work schedule and inflexibility was terrible. I was in a meeting and another employee commented that "This used to be a good place to work"...unfortunately he was right and I hadn't worked there when it was considered good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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