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Reed Business Information Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
40 Reviews
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Reed Business Information RBI Global Chief Executive Officer Mark Kelsey
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  1.  

    RCD, now Construction Market Data (CMD) is an ever-changing exciting place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Candid, straight-forward manager, open to new ideas and willing to help! Supportive teammates, phenomenal benefits with very generous time off starting at day one of employment.

    Cons

    New goals are often introduced without end to end report testing and without considering an appropriate benchmark period to ensure goals are attainable by more than 1/8th of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understanding the Customer must be the driver behind our business, upper management must be more inclusive when goal setting to avoid managing to a number over the best interest of our products,.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dinosaur-like management

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

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good opportunity for sales training and sales-related activities.

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

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time

    Pros

    Good sales training and support from management to reach goals.

    Cons

    Micro management by first line management.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Perks sweet, management sour

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Writer in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Writer in Lombard, IL

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sales 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take better advantage of the talent of your employees
    Have beer 2 times a week instead of just once

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Software Engineer

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

    I worked at Reed Business Information (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not a particularly innovative company and really just holding steady in their market. Acts as many individual entities without a unifying corporate culture.

  7.  

    I didn't do much.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Reed Business Information

    Pros

    It was a young, casual environment.

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    I wish that you were more helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall a Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Contractor/Analyst in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - QA Contractor/Analyst in Highlands Ranch, CO

    I worked at Reed Business Information

    Pros

    It 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 .

    Cons

    I 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO

    I worked at Reed Business Information

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Elmination of the print publishing division resulted in many layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great, growing opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Reed Business Information

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and hard-working co-workers

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  11.  

    It was good while it lasted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Reed Business Information

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No longer a viable entity in the media world
    Could have a stronger marketing and strategic focus
    Tolerates mediocrity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are very fair

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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