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Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. "Writer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emap part-time

    Pros

    The people, social, great office, events

    Cons

    Lack of management, very open

    Advice to Management

    Clear guidance needed


  2. "Used to work there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, nice people, good social life and plenty going on in and outside of work. Pleasant atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    At the time was taken over by new management which put a lot of pressure n the people working here.


  3. "Hard work and determination will give you success here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emap full-time

    Pros

    - Rewards are fantastic
    - Commission structure one of the best within media
    - Opportunities to create solutions/products for clients and dedicated industries are limitless
    - People are brilliant

    Cons

    - Fast paced
    - Competitive (but not cut throat - there is a line)
    - becoming ever bigger

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to everyone


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  5. "Interesting Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emap (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good stepping stone. Good people.

    Cons

    Underpaid, underappreciated. Very niche markets. Policy of promoting numpties. Management team was a joke. Events is the only part of the business worth considering.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a personality and open your eyes to the real world.


  6. "If you are smart, creative and ambitious, this is the place for you"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emap full-time

    Pros

    Excellent development and championing of staff. High reward culture.

    Cons

    The pace of change and progress isn't for everyone

    Advice to Management

    We need a graduate scheme to develop talent in house


  7. "Good for the younger employee"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emap full-time

    Pros

    Very lively social life linked with work
    Nice office and location just off Paul St

    Cons

    Quite chaotic management environment
    Tough trading environment as some of the products are pretty weak

    Advice to Management

    Match process and tools to get the job done with productivity expectations


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Dreadful circus"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very little pros, my advice is to think hard before you join this company ! The staff turnover is and has been massive for years which says it all...

    Cons

    Dreadful products, atmosphere, management. EMAP is decling quickly, its a print led business so years behind the rest of the market. It's more of a 19th century business and the products don't deliver.

    The management team is fast becoming a woman only business - surely it's about employing and supporting the best talent? The sales floor has some great people but the pitch sounds desperate. Savvy customers don't want to buy dated products, the brand names won't last forever in a digital age.

    Lack of investment is stumping growth. Zero investment in the recruitment portfolio. The list goes on.

    It's a cut throat culture and the management team simply don't trust each other. Its a circus, they need to leave good people alone to do their jobs - keep it simple.

    Advice to Management

    Where do I start? Integrity is one of your core values but the majority of the management team don't have or understand this quality.

    Awful. A very very unhealthy place to work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, Questionable Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Sales Person in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Person in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emap (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent people (mostly) who are easy to get on with and who enjoy each others company. Good social culture and a very open, understanding management team. You are 'given' (conditional) autonomy, and people love helping each other as much as they can.

    Cons

    1. Overly intense way of selling. Product 'training' is given by colleagues (yep) and not specialists. You demo the product to different people before you call clients and you always get different feedback, which leaves you confused; you adapt to the feedback and are told something different by someone else which again makes you scratch your head. They want you to demo it your own way and there is no 'script', but then you are told you should have said x,y and z, it's contradictory, inconsistent and demoralising.

    2. Too many control freaks; some colleagues insist you should do things their way and can intimidate you to change your style of selling, which is both annoying and discouraging.

    3. Stop hot desking, no one likes it.
    4. Invest in external training. The products are good, professional training will greatly help sales people sell, increasing revenue and profit, which is the point.
    5. Please stop with the 9am pledges, most find this very uncomfortable, surely you do not want people to feel that way every morning.

    Advice to Management

    Plan product training for new hires properly, make feedback more positive! Too often a minor error can turn into a demoralising monologue.
    Celebrate successes well, an email to all is deflating and staff feel unappreciated.
    Let people sell the way they sell, it is why you hired them.
    Improve the 'look over your shoulder' atmosphere; if someone is struggling help them, don't talk down to them and insist they just improve.
    Many people leave as they feel unappreciated and ignored to some extent. Understand not all sales people are extroverts who love to take control.


  10. "Fast paced change"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Emap full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lively, energetic and things are always changing. You can assume responsibility and be innovative. The job truly is what you make it.

    Cons

    Big company so you need to be outstanding to get attention. A lot of pressure to achieve targets, which can be a good thing too.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees a bit more before making decisions. We have valuable insight into our markets and customers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Could be a great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emap full-time

    Pros

    Well recognised in the industry

    Cons

    Low salary
    Lack of strong/good management in some departments or total lack of management in others
    Everything is a lenghty process, too laid back at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good people, get rid or develop the not so ones. Remember that the people at the bottom make the machine move sometimes in ways the people at the top don't realise.



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