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"Void of inspiration and boring"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You will work on some high profile sites as well as some boring ones. The office park is nice, there is a gym in the building a short walk from the office door. The people that work there are all awesome and very kind.

Cons

The real development work is outsourced and leads to frustrating situations between departments. There are many systems that need to be used to do one task, from email campaigns to posting content. The processes are convoluted, this may be an upside for someone that wants to fix a broken process.

Advice to Management

Be upfront with the type of work a candidate is going to do at Questex, some people are interested in a job that does not fluctuate or require much critical thinking. Bring jobs back to the U.S. and employ a few good people from the U.S. instead of a lot of cheap overseas employees that are learning on your dime.

Other Employee Reviews for Questex

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Allowed to pursue job/career as I saw best; lack of individual recognition and engagement by management demotivating."

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Opportunity to grow skills with self-motivation and without being micro-managed. Company is working on employee communication. Great support staff -- HR, Accounting, IT, Production.

    Cons

    Senior management is focused on largest picture -- getting company financially on track after 2009 bankruptcy. Employee acknowledgement is inconsistent, at best. Lacks structure and culture for individual review/praise. No opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    If the corporate goal is to restructure and stream line from the top down, then no advice. If the company would like to retain and attract the best employees, I recommend training for upper management.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "You are on your own . . ."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Flexibility in schedule
    No micro-managed

    Cons

    Lack of communication
    No short- or long-term planning
    Preferential treatment of some employees
    Unclear goals
    Lack of respect in industry served
    Undercutting middle managers

    Advice to Management

    You would get better results from employees if you communicated goals and expectations clearly. Choose senior managers that have some understanding of the work their teams do (ie. publishing/tradeshows) and the industries they serve.

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