IIR USA Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good first job

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

    I worked at IIR USA

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

    Pros

    Ability to travel, young co workers

    Cons

    Long hours, underpaid and do not invest in employees


  2. Underpaid and overworked

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

    I have been working at IIR USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    End of year holiday vacation
    Lots of team work - if you like that
    Depending on role, there is travel to interesting places
    When you do travel, you stay at nice hotels

    Cons

    There is no money to be made here. Extremely cheap company. Lots of my coworkers hold down another job to make ends meet.

    If they try selling you on a lower base with promises of profit share, don't buy it. You receive the profit share months out, after the company recoups its own expenses money. And it's usually such a small sum, in the years I have been with the company, I have yet to see the amount promised at sign on.

    Proseses are so confusing that no one knows what to do.

    Multi tasking, here you will be a chicken without a head. Everyone's to do lists are extremely long because we are so understaffed. So there is a lot that falls through the cracks. The culture encourages blaming others. It's a negative vibe here

    Advice to Management

    This place is a lost cause. Management is so confused and is torn in so many directions I'm not sure there is hope.


  3. Helpful (2)

    horrible company

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

    I have been working at IIR USA (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Summer fridays
    Good working hour's
    Able to choose working hour's

    Cons

    Management chooses favoritism
    HR department is unprofessional and disorganized
    Serverly under paid
    Does not invest in current employees

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and realize that you need to invest in the current employees you already have (research team). Pay them a decent liveable wage..so much potential but the moral is low because of how everyone is underpaid and never ever apericated for the hard work they do.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    The company is better than more companies in the work place. Great benefits

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

    I have been working at IIR USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work experience for anyone entering the work force.

    Cons

    Little room for career advancement. Management not listening.

    Advice to Management

    Listening to the feedback of your the staff.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Stay away - rating would be 0 stars

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Summer fridays, good people to work with that bond over the disaster of a situation they are all in.
    Decent starting job to gain experience.

    Cons

    Is there a maximum number of words?
    Unrealistic expectations. Unrealistic goals. Failing events. Depressing work environment. 1/3 of the staff is allowed to work from home multiple times a week, but if you were not grandfathered in to that schedule it is an unthinkable request. Management that does not support their staff. Management that has no clue what they are doing, but even worse they don't know that they have no clue - truly sad.

    Some crazy and insane coworkers that make life awful 5 days a week.

    No room for growth. None.

    Advice to Management

    Wake the hell up. Have you realized yet that you have lost a lot of good people in the last year?


  7. Helpful (5)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Director for new division.

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

    I worked at IIR USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  9. Helpful (2)

    Not a bad place to start off

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IIR USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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


  10. Hard work pays off

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

    I have been working at IIR USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Hold on to the great employees


  11. Helpful (2)

    Roller coaster ride

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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