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Updated August 27, 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. "Customer Service Exec"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Informa full-time

    Pros

    dynamic team always trying to look to renew itself

    Cons

    salary is not high enough and they are not acting enough against turn over

    Advice to Management

    listen less to expensive consultants and more to your people


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunity but not a welcoming environment"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to take initiative

    Cons

    Isolating environment, felt discluded from the team

  3. Helpful (1)

    "IT Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good chance to learn and progress, nice morale.

    Cons

    Not the highest payers.

    Advice to Management

    Look after staff and they will look after you.


  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good array of benefits offered that employees can sign onto each year including matched pension scheme

    Cons

    Titled promotions or pay rises take a long time to be approved by top level management, which tends to delay the process considerably

    Advice to Management

    Approving promotion / pay rise decisions more quickly could encourage more employees to stay


  5. "Senior Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible work
    - Exposure to lots of different research topics
    - office in central location

    Cons

    - Salary
    - Benefits package
    - Impersonal
    - Company values


  6. "EA Contract"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Informa as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice
    Really helpful
    Beautiful offices

    Cons

    Salary not the greatest - could pay a little more

    Advice to Management

    Pay more - apart form that its a great place to work!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Disorganised mess, but good monetary incentive"

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    Current Employee - Delegate Relations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Delegate Relations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commission structure, simplicity of roles, flexible hours, low expectations of overtime, early finishes, quickly start earning higher commission, industry leading products

    Cons

    Boring day to day, monotony makes you feel robotic, poor management, poor customer service throughout company with you taking the brunt of it as primary customer facing employee

    Advice to Management

    More transparency between teams less internal competition for revenue and commission results in tactics that are harmful to the company bottom line, improve basic systems of reporting and data input.

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great communication between teams.
    Very Professional people.

    Cons

    The office is a bit boring.
    Maybe add some thinking/ Relaxing space ?

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Close company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible working time (can work from home)
    -Wide range of benefits
    -friendly environment
    - The victoria office is very nice with a wide range of teas and coffee

    Cons

    It can often be extremely bureaucratic and doesn't have as many perks as many other companies on the FTSE 100, not very well known which is a shame as it does not carry the prestige it deserves

    Advice to Management

    Begin to market Informa's brand more effectively and provide more opportunities for growth and recognition within the company. Make all the offices more uniform,


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Creative Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Creative Designer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility for remote working, Nice offices and generally nice people working with in teams, decent social events

    Cons

    Poor structural knowledge, very poor support, generally people don't leave they just move into different jobs that they are not really qualified to do so a lot of issues with the quality of the products and work that is sent out to clients, poor management interaction as they often leave with in 6 months due to having little support with unrealistic targets, or move to a different department. Generally people seem to be under a lot of pressure and often the case is to just 'send stuff out' with little thought in regards to creativity, usability or quality. In summary it is a modern company with very little depth or substance and little opportunities to grow in your field as well as only just meeting the industry standards of payment to experience. As with myself and most people you leave with in 1- 2 years onto bigger and hopefully prouder things.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that you employ people who understand their roles, want to improve your products and have the knowledge and experience to do this. Most importantly listen to them and get your head out of the 'Its ok we did this for the last 5-10 years and it worked' attitude. Your miles behind your competitors in tech and quality due to this mindset. Also consider more support, training and pay the people what they deserve and more, that's how you keep them at the company. Only keeping management happy with high pay is a sure way to lose decent people.


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