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Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance unlike other listed companies I've worked for (in 20 reviews)

  • Can work from home as frequently as you need to (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Complete lack of transparency across the company with communication from senior management at times shocking (in 18 reviews)

  • Managment are clueless, no room for career progression or budget for training within technology teams (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Informa full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work and grow your events industry career.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Chaos and overwork"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Informa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Potential to travel, offices everywhere, the high level management seems to care about it's people. Lots of varied and interesting work to do.

    Cons

    Lots of rule by committee, work is only done by a few individuals and decisions are made by people of questionable compentcy.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaulate management positions, middle management especially.

  3. "Director, Events"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Informa full-time

    Pros

    Office is centrally located, you can work from home

    Cons

    Sad office, no leadership, very small pay increases


  4. "consultant"

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

    I worked at Informa full-time

    Pros

    good learning exp and great team

    Cons

    salary not up to industry level

    Advice to Management

    expand coverage


  5. "You get what you put into it"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Vice President in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm always surrounded by some very smart people and I have infinite opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    The UK headquarters have a massive bureaucratic structure that makes it very hard to react to market opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Give the separate branches more of an opportunity to make autonomous decisions on time critical issues.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "If I could give it zero stars I would"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, which is also a con because you may see your colleagues only a few times a year.

    Cons

    This is the worst place I ever worked for many reasons but mostly it's because they don't know how to cultivate employees, have an effective structure or reward performers.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor your employees, bring them together as teams, create transparency and an environment where people enjoy working.


  7. "Awesome place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great, smart people. Awesome management team.

    Cons

    Client demands can be tough

    Advice to Management

    Continuing the good work/life balance

  8. "Not a bad place to work...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good people, good office and location

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction, lack of understanding of legacy clients

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the ground...they know the client.


  9. "Sales Rep for a Tradeshow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Positive work environment, great people

    Cons

    The working hours can be tough.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Uncapped commission opportunity
    -lots of opportunity with current customer base and new clients
    -Room for promotions or vertical and horizontal growth
    -solid products with good market reputation

    Cons

    -Political environment
    -Weak marketing presence/ lack of inbound leads
    -little training

    Advice to Management

    Train your new employees better! Encourage more face to face meetings with customers and potential new customers.


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