Reed Exhibitions Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Decent pay, Great benefits, great people, travel, new challenges to face every day making the job interesting

    Cons

    Little room for growth, doesn't seem that upper management listens to the lower levels but there is a lot of change within company presently so this seems to be changing in a better direction as well.

  2. Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in West Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in West Haven, CT

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    smart, good co-workers, good for entry level

    Cons

    Bad management, horrible benefits, lack of career growth

  3. Reed is an excellent company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Show Sales and Conferences in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Trade Show Sales and Conferences in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great place to learn and grow
    Great people
    Management is understanding of family/medical time off
    Room to grow
    Nice envirornment

    Cons

    No cons to mention. It really is a great place to work.

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    Apr 8, 2015Global Human Resources Director

    Thanks for leaving your review about working for RX!

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  5. It's ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Summer Fridays. Good job out of college. Traveling sounds cool.

    Cons

    Don't believe everything you hear about reed. It's good in the beginning then you start learning the ropes and understanding what's going on.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, promote and pay more!

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    Apr 8, 2015Global Human Resources Director

    Thanks for the review, we are working hard to listen and respond in fact this week we launched the 'drop by' lunch n learn sessions with our UK CEO and members of the leadership team - it was a ... More

  6. Love the company but the pay never gets better

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked here for many years and have grown and learned a lot here. I started right out of college and have moved up in my career.

    Cons

    I've been here for a good amount of years and the pay never gets better, I stay because of the people

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people that work hard for your company more money instead of starting new program/departments and giving them the budget that could go to our raises.

  7. Helpful (1)

    The kids are in charge.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Show Sales and Conferences in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Trade Show Sales and Conferences in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun working environment and attending the events is fun. People on generally hardworking.

    Cons

    Pay is low and expectations are high. Middle management is often terrible because they promote the cheapest person that will work long hours. Middle management often has zero management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth and don't work them to death.

  8. agent arrangement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Agent in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Agent in New York, NY

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people, tons of support, freedom to manage your own time, other agents are very helpful, and shows are well known

    Cons

    the contracts are very complicated and lengthy

  9. I worked at Rx for over a year

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    + Career development - no matter what position you start at, you're given the chance to advance/grow, opportunity to attend career development courses
    + Exposure to different fields - you'll have your hand in different areas within your department and you'll interact with different departments so you can get a feel for what they do - this can allow you to hop to a different field if you want to
    + Atmosphere - team outings, company events, out-of-office happy hours, sports teams
    + Summer hours - half day Fridays during the summer
    + Travel for events - engaging with other employees, seeing work come to life
    + Cool mix of different industry events

    Cons

    - Corporate culture - there's a very specific track that you get placed on and it's a lot of work to move around from it, traditional mindset, the environment is stuffy
    - Very political - you can't speak your mind freely, superiors are always right and lower ranked employees must take blame for mistakes
    - Terrible work/life balance - apart from summer hours
    - Travel for events - very long days on the show floor

  10. Good first, or last place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good career growth opportunity if you work hard

    Cons

    Can be a little political

  11. Stable company with good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Recognize ability and promote from within. Smart leadership as it relates to the big picture

    Cons

    Good and smart people at leadership level, but the amount of internal politics at the Sr Mgmt level is unusual. None of them trust each other it seems. Performance trumps character.

    Advice to Management

    Understand you can move on from disruptive sr leaders who treat people poorly, and bring in (or retain) those who deliver AND treat your employees well. If you don't, your staff will eventually let you know one way or another.

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