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"worst career move I've ever made - AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Informa full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Benefits package is ok, providing you can actually stay long enough to qualify for it.
Found out how not to run and operate a sales team - essentially learnt a list of 'do nots'.
A few hard working and motivated people with real enthusiasm and ideas..

Cons

Though literally dozens I met who were the opposite - lazy, incompetent, feckless, disenchanted, dishonest - I could go on.
Almost zero support and guidance from junior and middle management create a toxic atmosphere among the rank and file which I felt damaging to my skills and abilities as I was actually falling into their terrible, sloppy practices, and of course mentally and emotionally harmful having to get up and work here each day.

Advice to Management

To senior management - your middle and junior managers are a joke, and literally the worst I have ever worked with. The vast majority of your staff are massively demotivated and under-utilised, you are losing your best people on a regular basis.

Other Employee Reviews for Informa

  1. "A nice rung on the ladder"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good range of benefits, including pension, gym membership, and charity days.

    Cons

    To get paid more at this company, you need to leave and then come back.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Too big to see what's coming around the corner"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The security of a big employer

    Cons

    The mentality of a big company that fails to expand and take advantage of new opportunities especially in the markets that it operates in where relationship building is all too key. They want quick results in a way which offends the sensibilities of the companies you are selling to!

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