Reed Business Information
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www.reedbusiness.com London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Reed Business Information RBI Global Chief Executive Officer Mark Kelsey

Mark Kelsey


65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Overall a Good Experience

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

I worked at Reed Business Information

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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Good opportunity for sales training and sales-related activities.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Reed Business Information full-time

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

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

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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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Reed Business Information for more than 5 years

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

I worked at Reed Business Information

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

I worked at Reed Business Information

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

I worked at Reed Business Information

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

I worked at Reed Business Information

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

I have been working at Reed Business Information

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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Good company to work for with lots of opportunities for career advancement.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery paternalistic employer with good benefits. Clear business strategy and strong company leadership. The people are the key asset of the business.

ConsAggressive delivery goals set for Technology teams that are not always matched by investment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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