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Informa Research Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calabasas, CA

    I have been working at Informa Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are put first. Benefits are unbelievable!

    Cons

    The Salary is below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside the box

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Informa ROCKS!!

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

    I worked at Informa Research

    Pros

    One of the BEST companies I have ever worked for!!! Lots of growth opportunities, great benefits, competitive salary, flexibility, and a very caring, generous and friendly CEO!!! If If didn't move out of state I would retire from Informa..miss my second family!!

    Cons

    No cons Informa is a GREAT company to work for!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Managers are out of touch with their employees, rarely available and don't help and put in more time when it's needed.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informa Research

    Pros

    The health benefits are great! When I was 1st hired the managers seemed to care about their employees and the CEO is pretty awesome.

    Cons

    Managers/supervisors only see you as a number, low pay/appreciation, new employees aren't trained well, communication is poor, managers expect too much without knowing what it takes to get the job done, managers don't like to be wrong and will hide their mistakes even if it means blaming others and most (not all) salaried managers & supervisors don't put in a full 8 hour work day (e.g. take long lunches, leave early, come in really late, are MIA in the middle of the day).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should start talking to their lower employees more because middle management doesn't appear to be properly communicating issues, concerns and maybe even new ideas the lower employees have. Pay should be better since it's so expensive to live in California. Don't take your employees for granted.

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  5.  

    Great place to work and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informa Research

    Pros

    Great place and smartest people to work with in the industry. Takes care of employee and listens to feedback carefully. Awesome benefits

    Lots of challenges and competitive projects/products which gives you enough space to grow, polish your skill sets and learn about exciting and new technologies

    Cons

    dynamism can be slow sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A company that cares

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Director
    Current Employee - Account Director

    I have been working at Informa Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Casual Attire
    -Positive, Supportive Culture. A fun place to work!
    -Opportunities to work with other departments
    -Promote from within

    Cons

    -Pay could be higher
    -As an established company, change can be quite slow and feedback sometimes falls on deaf ears

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay open to your employee's feedback. As with all companies, some managers are better at this than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to call home!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA

    I have been working at Informa Research full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Casual dress. Great managers and coworkers. Great employee recognition. President is a real good guy!

    Cons

    Not really a lot of cons here. Sometimes it gets a little cold or hot because the AC is messed up at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Listen more to

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work if you don't push...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - VBA Developer in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - VBA Developer in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Informa Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at Informa will help you develop your skills to get the job that has already been defined by management done. It offers a comfortable work environment that rarely challenges you once you have mastered the job.

    Cons

    They teach simplistic procedures needed to get the job done but not the overall picture. They do not document so that making changes to existing work effort often requires rebuilding from start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to consider what is locked in the minds and memories of their employees but is not documented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I'm doing a job I don't love, but my managers and co-workers make it bearable.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Integrity Coordinator in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Project Integrity Coordinator in Calabasas, CA

    I have been working at Informa Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good camaraderie among employees; managers are fair and have the best interest of the company and their employees at heart. They are understanding if you have to leave for family reasons.

    Cons

    It is your typical office / cubical environment. I have a hard time feeling like the work I do there matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice. I think we're lucky to have a president like Mike Adler.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    financial information services firm is challenging to work for, but rewarding because of that.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mystery Shopper in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mystery Shopper in New York, NY

    I have been working at Informa Research

    Pros

    The company is a division of a larger international company, which means there are great benefits. The fields we specialize in allow us to have lots of challenging work oppportunities. The workload is heavy, but manageable. The New York City location (where most of my work comes from) is in a central location, in the building next door to Grand Central Terminal. There are so many different people to work with

    Cons

    The workload is heavy. Sometimes there are not enough staffers in-house to get work in on time, so self-imposed deadlines slip, and we suffer. Projects can be pre-assigned in an environment where everyone is supposed to self-assign them. This can create havok with schedules, deadlines, location screw-ups, on-time reporting. The communication is generally great, but when a glitch happens, it can be really bad. In some locations (Atlanta, for example), advancement in the company is limited by the small number of positions available. One has to move, either to California (Los Angeles/Calabasas) or New York (Manhattan, NYC), to advance within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that Senior Management ensure that project timelines are rational, and projects are not launched before participants understand all the important details they are responsible for. That would include not pre-assigning projects to the evaluators (when the project is getting behind schedule), who need to have some control over their own schedules.

    Recommends

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