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Informa Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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  • You will need the capacity to handle high levels of diverse workload to thrive here at mid to senior management levels (in 18 reviews)

  • Career progression and compensation is poor (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Informa full-time

    Pros

    The company has grown a lot over the last 20 years. Has a strong global network. Lots of opportunities within the company and offers competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management turnover over the last few years has changed the direction of the company's strategy. Seemed like the last group of managers had it right, time will tell if the new group will have the same success.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the lead of your predecessors.


  2. "IT Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    I work with some wonderful people.

    Cons

    They should really hire Tier 1 Support.

  3. "Great starting company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

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

    Pros

    flexible work environment, and benefits

    Cons

    Growth, and Company's main focuses are expanding the sales environment


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Learn"

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    My manager was super approachable
    ability to travel
    dress down environment

    Cons

    pay is super low
    poor moral in office
    office is outdated (All though their moving)
    Disconnect from upper management
    No training
    No Career growth


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My team was excellent and offered great work/life balance. Fun workplace and content. My team was allowed to track OT and take it as lieu time.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay. Certain teams (like FAN EXPO) are assigned multiple shows and work like crazy and are not allowed to track their OT and take lieu days and it's hard to see really hard-working, dedicated people being taken advantage of. The management of that show also regularly walks a thin line between what is ethical and what is not.

    Few opportunities for career advancement or upward movement. A completely useless HR department which was unable to provide any HR support to the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Make people feel supported and provide them with opportunities to have a future at Informa.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "big, messy company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Content Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility...that's really it for me.

    Cons

    horizontal structure of company, misaligned management, communications, and strategy.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "KNect 365 - IoT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    San Francisco office is in a popular location.

    Cons

    Terrible bonus structure coupled with below market pay. No room for lateral or vertical growth. Professional development is almost nonexistent. Incompetent managers from the UK making senseless decisions in the US that work against the very events they are trying to promote. Complete lack of transparency and direction. Business model focuses more on acquiring other businesses to appease the shareholders rather than development of actual product. Double standards left and right. No HR present in the office, or even centrally at the moment. Severe amounts of micromanagement across the board. Steady use of the 'blame game' for projects that go awry; mostly due to the giant leadership void. Very, very disorganized. Low company morale. Just one giant, mindless machine plugging along.

    Advice to Management

    Pretty much fixing everything in listed in the 'cons' section.

  8. "Great Management and Training"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Incredibly dedicated managers provide constant training and transparent feedback both through their responsibility as a manager and on request from employees.

    Cons

    Some managers being located overseas can prove difficult.


  9. "A look back...."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working environment and location along with the job function.

    Cons

    Upper Management and strategic direction.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Chaos and overwork"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


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