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Informa Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance unlike other listed companies I've worked for (in 21 reviews)

  • Can work from home as frequently as you need to (in 13 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. "You get what you put into it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Great place to work if you're in sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Harrison, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Harrison, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    home office support while you're on the road

    Cons

    none that i can add


  3. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Informa (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to learn a lot and take on a lot of responsibility within a short period of time. Good hours. Nice people.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement. Work can be monotonous at times. Management can be overbearing at times.

    Advice to Management

    Identify your goals, and determine the resources needed to achieve them.
    Get to know each individual's needs, and find out what drives them.


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  5. "Lead Credit Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Credit Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Credit Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flex Working - Very big on working from home. I work from home everyday and get to attend conferences (relevant to my job) in the city. Good place to work for moms. Company is well known in london.

    Cons

    No bonus at all and almost no increase in base salary. always running into budget issues. Turnover of employees is high.


  6. "A mixed review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and excellent travel opportunities

    Cons

    Not enough focus on 5-10 year plan - a year to year month to month approach


  7. "Great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are put first. Benefits are unbelievable!

    Cons

    The Salary is below average.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box


  8. "Loved my time with Informa"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cluent Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Cluent Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Management Team in Nashville is FANTASTIC!!! Very much feels like family going into work every day. Very casual atmosphere and lots of fun!

    Cons

    I don't know that there are any cons with this company or the Nashville office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. The HR is the Nashville office is TOP NOTCH and Very caring!


  9. "Not Unhappy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People actually care about you, great products, great incentives, plenty of opportunities, hard work pays off

    Cons

    constant change, some good some bad. pressure can be hard to take but could be a lot worse

    Advice to Management

    breathing room goes a long way


  10. "Production"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Informa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great work/life balance
    -Flexible work hours and great benefits
    -Some good travel opportunities
    -Friendly work environment
    -Most co-workers are friendly
    -No real politics and most career advancement is based on merit
    - Business runs smoothly

    Cons

    - salary could be higher and wasn't much career growth.

    Advice to Management

    -Invest in good workers to keep them.


  11. "Learned a lot and worked with as lot of good people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in White Plains, NY

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

    Pros

    Great location to work at.

    Cons

    Department Managers at different locations from all their personnel.


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