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Informa Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • 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 (3)

    "Downwardly mobile company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Informa full-time

    Pros

    Conveniently located- across the street from Grand Central. Fun and creative people.

    Cons

    The company is in massive contraction. London headquarters taking back control. The firm has Bb=een going on an acquisition spree of large events, but once those new events are folded into the Informa "way" everyone gets frustrated and looks to the door. Pay is poor, under industry standards. "Profit sharing" is a fallacy, if your event makes money, they'll come up with an excuse not to pay you.

    Advice to Management

    Leave... you've been there too long. There's a whole world out there with different (and better) ways to run a business.


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

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    • 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. "Sales"

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

    I worked at Informa full-time

    Pros

    Peers are very supportive.

    Cons

    Working in the financial vertical was outside the core company strategy of conferencing. The parent refuses to invest in the vertical since it outside its core competency and the result is poor technology and no long term strategy.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Terrible company/Terrible people/Terrible pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is the only good thing.

    Cons

    There are some people who are writing scam reviews here. I have seen first-hand from my group, where my colleague said he has been asked to write a 'glorious review' using two different email accounts. It is pathetic that management would stoop down to such desperate levels to blatantly lie about the company. This is a terrible org all around. It has many subdivisions under it and the pay is pathetic across all divisions. They lie about the'profit sharing'...ive been with them over three years and got zero bonus and zero pay raise and i was considered as their top performer. Management is shiesty - will probably keep the bulk for themselves and pay nothing to the employees. Highly recommend to not work here. The interview process was like as if they are Goldman Sachs or KKR...when you start working you realize how pathetic the workplace is.

    Advice to Management

    Leave - dont act smart - the turnover is high for a reason. Respect people and pay them accordingly.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Performance analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Informa full-time

    Pros

    Easy position if you lack experience. The firm gives you access to bank statements and basic finance subjects. Other than that there is not much good to say.

    Cons

    All around poor experience. Low pay with a worthless bonus system. The office is full of people who could care less about their work and even less about the other people in the office.

    The amount of turnover is beyond high due to the unrealistic work load given to each analyst.

    Advice to Management

    Completely change compensation. Increase office culture from zero to anything. Remove the management team and begin anew. To say that they are toxic for the office is an understatement


  6. "Audience development manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audience Development Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Audience Development Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of good benefits and direction


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great employees, poor executive management"

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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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Accountant"

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    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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Rather not say"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pharma Intelligence Consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


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