UBM Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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UBM CEO Tim Cobbold
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Pros
  • Good benefits and reasonable compensation (in 6 reviews)

  • It's a shame upper mgmt doesn't see what great people they have (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management does not care about anything but their bonus by keeping their employees at a lesser pay (i (in 3 reviews)

  • Lower management need better man management skills training (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Sales Assistant

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at UBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing, Large, Stable, Independent, Good Location

    Cons

    average pay, low raises, too much work, not much fun, boring


  2. Executive Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Respectful, fair, positive environment. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    just wish I didn't have such a long commute

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work.


  3. Sr. Financial Analyst

    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at UBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Green, team environment, positive energy

    Cons

    parking garage is so far, there is only one bathroom


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  5. Pivoting away from editorial

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global company that has aggregated a variety of media and conference products. Still some good people there.

    Cons

    Still trying to figure out the transition to digital publishing and general economic pressures on information businesses. This is an industry / economic shift, not unique to UBM. But they need to address it with more imagination and initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let product quality slip. If you can't make a positive, professional impression with your content, presentation, publications, and events, the value of the whole enterprise plummets.


  6. Needs better management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Able to take on multiple projects

    Cons

    Bad leadership, needs better management. Very micromanaged. Needs to not be afraid to try something new

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and don't be afraid to try something new


  7. A fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    UBM is made up of great people. They offer solid benefits in an interesting industry. Opportunity to travel. Solid place to work with flexible schedules. Great communication.

    Cons

    Very young group of people which tends to mean people under experienced for their positions. Salary can be a bit low.

    Advice to Management

    Review market salaries, try to work on stabilization, there has been a lot of change and the groups need status quo for a bit.


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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Fun and inspiring work. Events first company where you get lots of flexibility. Get to travel and work on tech related events. Collaboration encouraged and never bored.

    Cons

    Organization has gone through a lot of change and multiple CEOs in last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on stability and employee retention


  9. Working through issues.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Committed, passionate staff in pockets, and many good cultural elements. There are also some very interesting products - particularly in events, which has become the dominant company focus of late. Good location in SoMa.

    Cons

    Pay often very undermarket compared to (slightly out of control) San Francisco. Lots of change due to management and centralization changes. Overconcentration on saving money sometimes leads to employees feeling underappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Get employees to SF market rates as quickly as possible. Continue to focus on reducing the amount of change and discovering new markets beyond the current.


  10. Editor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, hours, ergonomic desks

    Cons

    Lack of organized, structured onboarding process.


  11. A good place to work

    Current Employee - Graphic Designer
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Employees are open to creativity

    Cons

    No learning or training on the job. Atleast in the design department



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