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Updated Jul 31, 2014

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3.2 35 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Reed Business Information RBI Global Chief Executive Officer Mark Kelsey

Mark Kelsey

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Overall a Good Experience

    QA Contractor/Analyst (Former Employee) Highlands Ranch, CO

    ProsIt was not micromanaged in my team (before the divestment). Great dialogue between co-workers and overall good team work. I was able to work from home when needed. Overall it was a great first experience in the technology industry .

    ConsI felt there was some favoritism with the person who was my team lead - but I think it was more of a personal thing than an actual company culture thing. Sometimes people got a little too intense talking about the fault of the problem rather than fixing the issue.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Dinosaur-like management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits were OK-ish. Large portfolio of companies meant lots of exposure and fingers in a lot of different pots. Global brand was nice.

    ConsUtter disaster. President was an Astin-Martin driving joke. Luckily they sold off their holdings in dying industry so got better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunity for sales training and sales-related activities.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood sales training and support from management to reach goals.

    ConsMicro management by first line management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Perks sweet, management sour

    Marketing Writer (Former Employee) Lombard, IL

    ProsDecent Pay
    Cool office and lounge area - pingpong tables
    Weekly Beer Hour
    Nice company parties
    Cool, Young People

    ConsSales and management run the show, everyone else is disposable
    Management is comprised of a select group of tight-knit British good boys - nice guys, but really lack leadership
    Company seems to be eliminating departments left and right, management is unqualified to build beyond email-based marketing
    Totally behind the times on the technology side - they seem to waste money on projects that have failed because of poor management
    Little advancement potential
    Get into sales there and like sports and you can make some good money

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake better advantage of the talent of your employees
    Have beer 2 times a week instead of just once

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and travel opportunity being a large mutli-national company. Room to move around to different positions and for promotion.

    ConsNot a particularly innovative company and really just holding steady in their market. Acts as many individual entities without a unifying corporate culture.

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    I didn't do much.

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIt was a young, casual environment.

    ConsThey did not take the time to teach me anything and whenever I would ask to help, it seemed as if I was burdening them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wish that you were more helpful.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Outstanding employer prior to the corporate change in direction, eliminating the US publishing division.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Highlands Ranch, CO

    ProsCorporate shared values were truly believed in and practiced at our division of the company, innovative thinking was applauded and rewarded.

    ConsElmination of the print publishing division resulted in many layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great, growing opportunity

    Pricing Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFriendly atmosphere and hard-working co-workers

    ConsThe initial stages of settling in were bumpy, but they smoothed out later.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was good while it lasted

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSupportive senior management team
    Responsive to good ideas
    Great people to work with

    ConsNo longer a viable entity in the media world
    Could have a stronger marketing and strategic focus
    Tolerates mediocrity

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are very fair

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Contentment has more to do with immediate management than senior management.

    Graphic Artist (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsReed has actually been the least stressful publishing house I've worked for. A lot of that has more to do with immediate management than senior management. The group of people I work with get along and actually talk with each other.

    ConsI initially thought when I joined that since there were so many publications at Reed it would be a nice thing to be able to switch when the opportunity came up. But the culture (from high up) really seems to encourage keeping all the groups separate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe straightforward about the sale or non sale of the company. Everyone who has been in publishing has been through at least one sale/acquisition in the past ten years, so even when you avoid telling us what's going on, we know.

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