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Reed Business Information Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great first-time job for a university graduate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Account Executive in Sutton, London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Key Account Executive in Sutton, London, England (UK)

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package and incentives. RBI are always ensuring employees strive to develop and are excellent and recognising good performance.
    Good linkage between internal stakeholders across different departments. I was in a sales department but had close contact with editorial, marketing etc. I would recommend working here.

    Cons

    Sales environment can sometimes feel like you are being policed but it is to be expected as it is target driven.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  3.  

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

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

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time (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
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  5.  

    Excellent company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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 an 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
  8.  

    very good start to my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    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 (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
  10.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Management in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time (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
  11.  

    A great publishing house to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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