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Updated May 15, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "This company is at the top of the heap!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are undergoing an extensive "digital transformation", they have several women managers, they have good benefits and are growing by leaps and bounds. Additionally, you get exposed to colleagues and cultures all over the world.

    Cons

    There really are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Pharma Intelligence Consulting"

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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!


  4. "Show Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Show Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Show Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent cross training, promote from within, supportive of career development, approachable management

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary as a con


  5. "Happy to spend my career here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Informa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very skilled and knowledgeable management that are not afraid of change. Some of the best services/products on the market which makes the job much easier. Growth opportunities are based on skill/results rather than age and experience, better put "the best man/woman for the job." Friendly and tight knit staff/environment.

    Cons

    Past UK focus gave impression of a ceiling to growth. No longer the cas

    Advice to Management

    Continue to cultivate potential from within. Good people are hard to come by.


  6. "Happy to go to work everyday."

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

    I have been working at Informa full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with and for, flexible schedules, feel appreciated, enough work to keep busy but not overwhelmed constantly, exposure to wide view of accounting and financials, international accounting experience, casual Friday's and often additional casual days during the month, quarterly bonuses offered

    Cons

    Work some holidays such as Labor Day or Fourth of July due to timing of the day and publicly traded/headquartered in London; however holidays worked can be redeemed for another day

    Advice to Management

    Show great appreciation for additional hours put in for month end and year end close periods.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to call home!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Informa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Casual dress. Great managers and coworkers. Great employee recognition. President is a real good guy!

    Cons

    Not really a lot of cons here. Sometimes it gets a little cold or hot because the AC is messed up at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Listen more to

  8. "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


  9. "Sales Rep for a Tradeshow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Positive work environment, great people

    Cons

    The working hours can be tough.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Informa ROCKS!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the BEST companies I have ever worked for!!! Lots of growth opportunities, great benefits, competitive salary, flexibility, and a very caring, generous and friendly CEO!!! If If didn't move out of state I would retire from Informa..miss my second family!!

    Cons

    No cons Informa is a GREAT company to work for!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!!


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