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Reed Business Information Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
35 Reviews

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  1.  

    Marketing

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very approachable
    Worked on some very interesting projects
    Very dynamic
    Good benefits, very flexible
    Growing business

    Cons

    Dreary offices
    Too much bureaucracy (at times)
    Can be inward-looking (at times)
    Worked in a number of areas, and v different experience depending on manager approach and philosophy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coach your managers more; decorate your offices; don't stifle creativity with too much process and be wary of bad apples. There we're a couple of very negative people in my team that soured the bowl for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    reed business information - global leader in business information and data services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    world class business products
    employer of choice
    good training and career opportunities
    strong leadership and managers
    interesting, creative, dynamic jobs for people who are prepared to work hard
    works hard at listening to customers and employees

    Cons

    very few - sutton location not ideal. work life balance could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Business Information

    Pros

    Culture , benefits, clear strategy, growing

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep transforming the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    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
  6.  

    very good start to my career

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Executive  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Executive in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The benefits (annual leave and pension) are fantastic. The training program was essential to my early progression and have allowed me to gain great insights into how a large company is run.

    Cons

    I would prefer a central location rather than the had office in Sutton. Also I have found the pay limitations means that often the most talented colleagues will lave the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend 6 month pay reviews based on performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Forward thinking Corporate with flexible work environment - Need to invest more in the people

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Management in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Working with great people who are training to be leaders in their fields
    You will be working alongside the next round of successful Startup Entrepreneurs
    Flexible work environment
    Eye on the future
    We are making positive steps in the right direction to becoming a leader in our Markets

    Cons

    Sometimes things outside the business seem to be moving faster than inside the business
    Communication at times
    Salary progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the people
    Reward Success

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    A great publishing house to work for

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

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    RBI is a great company to work for and the non salary benefits are great.

    Cons

    Teams can be quite distinct and it is hard to gain career progression. If you are after a high salary then publishing is not the career for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A company that believes in keeping its employees well-informed, regardless of where they are located across the globe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training programme in local offices and at the headquarters in London, excellent salary particularly for new recruits, committed to developing the careers of its employees, willing to invest in employees

    Cons

    Tunnel vision regarding the achievement of goals set at the start of the year and applied uniformly worldwide, with little or no regard for how work requirements change during the year and cultural differences. Office needs to be maintained much better, things keep breaking down or falling apart (literally)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible in assessing employee performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a Good Experience

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    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

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