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Informa UK Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance unlike other listed companies I've worked for (in 17 reviews)

  • Can work from home as frequently as you need to (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • New senior management have set unrealistic targets (in 17 reviews)

  • Managment are clueless, no room for career progression or budget for training within technology teams (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "EA Contract"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  2. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Informa full-time

    Pros

    Working from home is OK. Given autonomy.

    Cons

    Targets on the high side. But to be expected at PLC,


  3. "Business as a whole"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Informa full-time

    Pros

    Change and GAP program means that the company is growing

    Cons

    it still needs some refining, a lot of changes mean a lot of confusion and trial and error


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  5. "Good overall."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the atmosphere.

    Cons

    Career progression and compensation is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Review compensation for staff.


  6. "Great Company"

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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Working in Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people in team
    Nice offices
    Good sick pay
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Bad management
    Like a school system
    constantly moving where people sit to "improve work"


  8. "Close company"

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Creative Designer"

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid there are better events companies out there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Informa full-time

    Pros

    Good products, well established brands, nice team

    Cons

    Bad management, no training, terrible commission structure

    Advice to Management

    care more about your staff


  11. "Sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Nice people at lower levels
    -Good offering and can learn a lot

    Cons

    -Low base salary, with high targets.
    -Constant restructuring

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to employees more.
    -work on social side and bringing teams together



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