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UBM Tech Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
54 Reviews
2.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great growth opportunities, flexible work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • People at your same level are generally friendly and try to make the best of it, decent benefits and work/life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • office culture was great, work life balance working there (in 4 reviews)

  • Although upper management tried to be friendly and amicable, there is a high level of deception felt (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBM Tech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, possible growth opportunities

    Cons

    Business direction is unstable and changing frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to form a business that is successful so there are not lay offs every 6 months

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Constant Change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBM Tech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are the best in the business, but under immense pressure to do the work of those that leave or are laid off.

    Cons

    Constant worry that the end of the company is near, especially if you are selling media. Most of the focus is on events however the media team is constantly asked to help sell events that need help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a person leaves the company that was a big contributor (non-management), find someone to replace that position instead of leaving the work to the ones that are remaining. Promote within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at UBM Tech full-time

    Pros

    I had an awesome manager when I first started.

    Cons

    Internally disorganized. All good people eventually left. Massive reorgs and business selling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Keeping busy and never bored....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UBM Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a lot of room to learn.

    Cons

    People who take pride in their work might find themselves taken advantage off b/c salaries are low and raises are few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your talented employees and show them that they are valued. Provide them with support and monetary compensation for their efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    In Transition

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBM Tech

    Pros

    - great people to work with
    - good company culture
    - very flexible work schedule

    Cons

    - there has been a lot of change recently which can cause uncertainty and disatisfaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Highly political environment with dying media & 2 decent events

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UBM Tech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The one good thing which recently happened was that Tim Cobbold (the new UBM Global CEO) articulated the company strategy very clearly. UBM is an events company & forget media.

    Cons

    Very political
    Poor compensation
    Very few smart people who are constantly plagued by upper management politics
    Really bad technical people who think they develop awesome websites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire smart people and let them reinvent media & events. That is the only way you can survive or grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Lack of focus

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UBM Tech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are nice enough. The office in San Francisco is modern and centrally located. You may have a lot of autonomy, depending on your job.

    Cons

    The leadership has been in flux for several years. The company is on its third CEO in as many years and no one seems to have a handle on what the company should be doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Settle on a business plan and stop laying people off. Act to improve morale instead of talking about values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UBM Tech full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Management needed to be more proactive. Way to many middle managers not contributing.

    Cons

    office culture was great, work life balance working there.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBM Tech

    Pros

    the try to promote from within

    Cons

    no training provided so you can move up

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be ready to move

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBM Tech full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great people, interesting work, fast-paced environment

    Cons

    very disorganized , poor top down communication, be ready to move on in 6 months max.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some classes in communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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