IIR USA Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Not a bad place to start off

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IIR USA

    Pros

    laid back environment, good place to get job experience, room to grow, also many holidays off

    Cons

    they should train a little more, have paid holidays off instead of making you take some unpaid vacations, pay is low

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Hands down, worst working environment I've ever had the unfortunate experience of working in. DON'T WORK HERE.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conference Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Conference Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at IIR USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Week off between Christmas and New Years in addition to measly 2 weeks earned. 9 -5, not too much overtime. That's all that can be said. Sales are rewarded $$$ I understand but the experience is so miserable, they have to completely shut down emotionally and professionally to perform.

    Cons

    My understanding is that IIR was the conference industry leader. That is history. The company, as it exists today is an unhappy, uninspired division of an information services behemoth, the conference division led by a crazy, disrepectful CEO. There is virtually no support from management - half of who left or were let go in the past year. Corporate must come down heavy on crazy CEO to continually create new events with no history so they can rake $$$ to keep the ship afloat. The drab office and technology are firmly stuck in the 1990's, the carpets are ripped - it looks like a de-glorified call center -because that's essentially what it is. Dial for dollars. The truly smart employees left and started a competitive company which has developed quite a name for itself in the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company is beyond advice/repair. Shame. If corporate hasn't gotten it by now - there's something funky going on. Use your imagination. Again, shame.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Director for new division.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at IIR USA

    Pros

    Looked like the company really needed a director for this new division

    Cons

    The absolute worst working environment I have ever seen. The place was like a morgue, everyone sat silently in their cubes, and when you are on the phone, everyone can hear you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None needed, every manager that worked their in 2013 have either quit or been fired! Even the leaders in the UK at the parent company have fled!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Hard work pays off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at IIR USA

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment
    Motivated employees do well
    Great benefits, vacation, hours
    Accessible upper management
    Hard workers get rewarded

    Cons

    Stressful at times
    Upper management expects a lot from employees, no room for relaxation
    Difficult, challenging positions
    Competitive environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold on to the great employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Roller coaster ride

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    I have been working at IIR USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people you get to work with are excellent.
    Job Opportunity is good
    Summer Fridays & Christmas shutdown

    Cons

    CEO is very emotional; shows favoritism and is self centered. Certain divisions get special treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the CEO: Stop showing favoritism; care about & listen to all employees; stop centering everything around you. The company will continue to lose good people if you don't change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Run

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Researcher in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Market Researcher in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at IIR USA full-time

    Pros

    You make what you produce

    Cons

    Upper management is a hot mess no loyalty and no moving up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    The CEO is certifiably insane and an embarrassment to the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IIR USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Summer Fridays, Winter Break (week between Xmas and New Years)

    Cons

    No room for advancement, very toxic people in powers of position (especially the emotionally unstable and abusive CEO). unrealistic bonus structures, high turnover rate even in non sales positions,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How are you guys still in business?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Unfair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Relations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Relations in New York, NY

    I have been working at IIR USA full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Summer hours, every friday you are able to to leave work at 1pm.

    Cons

    Favoritism.All the staff are phony and love to gossip about the employees behind their back Management does not appreciate conscientious employees. They prefer brown nosers and drunks.
    In terms of commission, you will have.to still be employed at the time events are launched. If you leave or are.fired you will not be able to collect your commission eventhough you worked on it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    By far the worst place I've ever worked.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at IIR USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's 9-5 and you don't have to do much work to get by.

    Cons

    Leadership that has yet to realize it's 2014. You can't yell and scream at your staff. You can't have a work environment with no training, no career advancement and very little opportunity to earn money (if you are junior staff) and expect people to want to work there. No transparency, no communication and overall just a dismal place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like management, not a bunch of bickering children!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Dead end conference gig with arrogant leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Conference Producer
    Former Employee - Conference Producer

    I worked at IIR USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Met some nice co-workers over there

    Cons

    Systems and mentality was antiquated, the hurdles for success were unreachable for most everyone so the extra compensation possibilities were basically non-existent unless you were on the best programs, leaders don't seem to care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about growing employees, don't put people in a financial deficits for potential bonuses, be more transparent on financial performance, invest in better computers, bring in better leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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