Reed Business Information Reviews | Glassdoor

Reed Business Information Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
137 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Dominic Feltham
16 Ratings

137 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Good work-life balance with fair benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Also great benefits with 29 days holiday a year (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Old-fashioned senior management team who've not had experience in other companies and aren't open to new idea (in 7 reviews)

  • work life balance could be better (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Good place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I liked working here a lot

    Cons

    No real concerns, good company


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Flightglobal/RBI"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, large corporation, operates in a large number of countries with a number of companies. Based in the U.K..

    Cons

    If you are based in the U.S., you are in for a tremendous culture shock. Everything HAS to be done according to the ways of the British run officers. Sales management in the U.S. is terrible. You do so much forecasting, planning, reporting and meeting, that you do not have time to do your job. Management style is flavor of the month...whichever the latest sales book they've read is the way you're expected to sell. No training, no support, no assistance. Run, don't walk, away from any opportunities at RBI/ Flightglobal!

    Advice to Management

    Try to become human and support your employees. There are a number of Sales Managers that should be shown the door.

  3. "Senior Art director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and great co-workers

    Cons

    Poor management, does not understand the value of print and the juxtaposition of print/web advertising.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They are (were) the cream of the crop.


  4. "So so"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great location, some fun people, yoga classes!

    Cons

    world's smallest cubicle, lots of corporate speak

    Advice to Management

    don't be so corporate


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Acquisition Process"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generous vacation package by US standards.

    Cons

    Unclear communication, bureaucratic processes, invasive background checks.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't act like you trust employees they will have trouble trusting you.


  6. "Sales Support Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reed has an excellent and known name in the B2B information world.

    Cons

    Large corporation with slow decision implementation, you feel less in control when the power structure is headquartered overseas.

    Advice to Management

    US employees are sensitive to nepotism, try not to give them the impression that the organization is 'eurocentric.'


  7. "Senior Marketing Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Reed Business Information (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great office facilities, equipped with tools to do your job

    Cons

    Politics, no movement, poor employee morale

  8. "Embraced the future"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time

    Pros

    They are a professional company that puts resources behind new initiatives.

    Cons

    They sold off their magazine brands


  9. "IT Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When the company was open, there was an open culture conducive to collaboration.

    Cons

    Company closed most of the US operations so little opportunity now.


  10. "Their misconceptions was my undoing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience, IxD in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - User Experience, IxD in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to travel the country.

    Cons

    As their first hire in this role, the company had a misguided view of what my responsibilities were. I was looked at as the Subject Matter Expert and Business Analyst.


Showing 137 of 140 reviews
Reset Filters