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Not so bad. Not so great.

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Former Employee - Editor in Manhasset, NY
Former Employee - Editor in Manhasset, NY

I worked at UBM

Pros

Benefits were great and generally it was a fun environment. I was promoted several times, and, to be honest, never worked all that hard (although there were some exceptions).

Cons

Vision was a overused and under utilized word. Battles developed over the silliest and most irrelevant things. You basically had to be incompetent AND stealing from the company before they would fire you--just one element and you'd linger on for years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate! No double speak.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Walk - no - RUN from any offer at CMP.

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    Former Employee - Regional Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UBM

    Pros

    CMP has some great publications, and a decent reputation in the industry from a content/publication standpoint.

    Cons

    Politics run everything at CMP, and their management team is one of the worst in publishing. Fear and intimidation are the tactic of choice, including calling the office at 6am and 6pm each day to "check up" on who is in the office and who dared to go home. Work life balance is in serious disarray. I worked for a competitive publisher for 6 years prior to joining CMP and can confidently say that CMP is in serious need of a major overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management would spend as much time developing the product and teams as they spend in backroom politics, self-promotion and intimidation, CMP might have a change of regaining its previous status. For now they seem doomed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boring, stable, and not to tech savvy

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UBM

    Pros

    It was a good enough job, without too much pressure. People were by and large friendly, benies were good. They didn't expect too much of their technical staff which allowed me to learn quite a bit, even though I had to initiate it all. It would have been a great place to calcify, not learn anything, go home on time every single day, that sort of thing.

    Cons

    Not a place to innovate, not a place to push yourself or others to do fantastic things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need better technical managers, first off. People involved with the business, who know the business, but who can spearhead technology in a professional way. There's a very garage-y approach and I think it hurts the company.

    No opinion of CEO
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