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Updated February 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance unlike other listed companies I've worked for (in 16 reviews)

  • Can work from home as frequently as you need to (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • New senior management have set unrealistic targets (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Informa full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good benefits.

    Cons

    I can not think of any.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great employees, poor executive management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Informa full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated staff with over 10 years experience through acquisitions.

    Cons

    Too many new managers with different ideas how to grow and sustain business. They don't see value in long term staff, only want to make changes whether good or bad. Clients will suffer with call center environment.

    Advice to Management

    None, you already know everything and don't listen to people below you who might have something beneficial to offer or learn.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company ever worked for!! Don't come here, you will be miserable."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Informa full-time

    Pros

    Telecommuting is possible but it's not great because communication is so bad.

    Cons

    Communication here is horrible. They use poor online collaboration tools, you might see your manager five times a year and certain managers won't make an individual effort to talk to you nor do they care about your professional growth. If you don't magically figure out how to do your job from afar they will just lay you off. They are very behind their competitors but move slowly because of how they structure roles and resources. Bonuses won't materialize so read the fine print.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better, provide tools so people can actually grow and feel like they belong to something bigger.


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  5. "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for an entry level position.

    Cons

    Pay is extremely low for the work required.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  6. "Rather not say"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere with great people! Telecommuting one day a week (at manager's discretion).

    Cons

    Lower than average salaries, tiny raises despite a good review and going above. Few perks to non-sales & execs.

    Advice to Management

    Value everyone that makes it happen, not just the execs and sales people. Praise is only given to the manager of a team and ignores the team members.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pharma Intelligence Consulting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Intelligence Consulting in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Intelligence Consulting in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Informa (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are extremely friendly and talented. Daily work is very enjoyable with the great people around you. A broad coverage of consulting works, and a great learning experience for young professionals with bright exit options.

    Cons

    Compensation and bonus incentives are cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and awesome characters!


  8. Helpful (1)

    ""Terrible Place- it is NOT a startup culture they claim to be""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    NONE- biggest regret and poor decision to work here

    Cons

    -terrible management
    -no clear set goals
    -terrible culture- no one cares what you do
    -no growth in the company
    - redundant tasks

    Advice to Management

    - take the time to care about your colleagues FOR ONCE
    - terrible on-boarding process
    -no clear strategies or goals
    - boring place
    - don't be so short sighted & ignorant


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Environment - Uninvolved Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with big name companies
    Lots of opportunities to develop new skills and learn

    Cons

    Management is uninvolved and really just doesn't care about you
    Team morale is extremely low 70% of the time and you can really feel the drag of being at work
    Below market wages
    Sneaky and largely unattainable bonus structures
    Very little integrity within management which seeps out into the company at large which makes for a very unfulfilling work experience

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are watching you whether you want to see it or not


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Informa: Where we throw away innovation and time, daily!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with tech companies. When you build a good number of relationships, jumping ship and finding meaningful work is easy.

    Cons

    An example task embodies much of my answer: "Self -generate and qualify 200 new leads, make 80+ cold calls, close 6 deals, and enter everything about these leads into the new version of Salesforce--which, btw, an internal consultant openly scolded management for not understanding its prior edition--within 48 hours."

    Though I can't stand PC jargon, this is hands-down the most passive-aggressive work climate I've seen in real life or on TV. Couple the previous task with a superior staring at you ~40% of a 15hr day, and while making snarky remarks that everyone will hear and critique you on. Dream job, right?

    To recount, we've covered unreasonable tasks. uneducated management, zero professionalism, and one more thing--you're selling slots to events that cost $$$s, albeit there are better (and free) exhibits for premier prospects. Bit of a con there...

    Advice to Management

    Explore a corporate vision. Build a culture founded on leadership, relationship building, and data analysis that extends beyond internal micro-managing. Take time to analyze your competition. Lose the UK bigotry--it's not appealing in educated, international cities


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Worst Company I Have Ever Worked For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Informa (More than a year)

    Pros

    I honestly cannot think of one pro while working at Informa. I did meet some very nice people though.

    Cons

    Terrible Leadership. Very fluid working environment. Constant layoffs. Huge big brother mentality watching every single move and call you make. Frequent changes in strategy that shows a lack of leadership and confidence. I would never work for this company again or allow anyone I know to work for them.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to get new management. Due to the high turnover and changes, I had five different bosses in the span of two years. Do a better a job.



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