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Informa Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
63 Reviews
2.9
63 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are looking for a very good work/life balance, this is the perfect company (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits, laid back, casual dress (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a lack of clear career progression (in 8 reviews)

  • The lack of communication from management and senior management is frustrating (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stale, un-progessive, relying heavily on strong brands to stay afloat, strategy stuck in the dinosaur ages.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Nice office in St.Pauls, good incentives to those lucky on a strong brand or favoured by managers.

    Cons

    Those who are currently the "top sales people" are the wide-boys, sales execs processing marketing leads/ sales or those favoured by managers. There is an extreme lack of innovative thinking and strategy. You either have to comply to their sales strategy and behaviour or you are out. The company is continually relying on a few of their top brands to stay afloat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A disappointment in terms of ... Everything

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I really can`t see much of pros here. What I can say is that there is a good work atmosphere within the team.

    Cons

    -The management is disastrous: The teams are managed very poorly
    -NO value is given to business development persons they seem to forget that THEY are driving the business
    -Very poor salary with figures that are not explicitly shown to us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work, your employees` turnover will keep rising and rising..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good exposure but bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Principal Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Exposure to high level executive people on Telecom and Media industries

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities
    Weakness of the solutions
    Mafia teams internally ---
    Lack of management support and credibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be closer to your employees. Listen to what the customer says in feedbacks and not to old employees who wants to protect their safety zone.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Informa Group Latin America - great people to work with but no clear career path

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, everyone was very friendly and helpful. I had the freedom to manage my projects pretty much independently, no micromanaging, able to share and implement my own ideas, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Management did not handle situations and act in most professional manner, disorganized; no clear career path, low salary, understaffed, high-stress in exhibitions area - not enough people to put together large scale events

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for training, valuable skills learnt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Sociable teams, a good place to work and the location is perfect in London. A great place to learn sales/management skills, they hire from within so you can move quickly up the business

    Cons

    The commission structure is limited, depending on your job function. If you are not in a sponsorship role, you are not making any money. Constantly striving to cut costs wherever they can, and often cut too much with redundancies commonplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to be so hierarchical, give your management teams some autonomy rather than having just the MD telling you what to do. Stop being so grumpy all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Remote senior management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Editor in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues, good location, some good company benefits, opportunity to learn a lot of skills very fast

    Cons

    Senior management has little idea what the productive staff actually do in the course of their employment and are prone to wild schemes that are poorly researched. Large stuff cuts in recent years have overloaded existing staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try asking the people who actually do the work before launching into ill-advised projects or initiatives. Take a longer-term view.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    not a good company to start

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

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

    Pros

    nice people and colleagues
    benefits are good

    Cons

    not good for new business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find new growth driver

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Use you up then throw you away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Some good products - some not so good...

    Cons

    Lack of common sense. i.e. our team won "Team of the Year" and then we were all offered redundancy 6 weeks later. Genius. They have made random impulse decision to merge either products or teams then realising their mistakes too late. i.e. some key clients are subjected two four separate account managers in a single year whereas with other (sensible) publishers they would have had relationships for 5 years+. Not just me as my current accounts moan about still having to put up with the same thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before you act

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting at times, but frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues and opportunities to take on challenges

    Cons

    Overly focussed on targets, particularly sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanaging is not the best way to get the most out of your employees!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Huanglu, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Huanglu, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Informa full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lay-back working environment, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Deaf management, bad administrative staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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