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Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance with fair benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Also great benefits with 29 days holiday a year (in 9 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)

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  1. "Sales Support Specialist"

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    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.'


  2. "Senior Art director"

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    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.


  3. "Senior Marketing Manager"

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    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


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  5. "IT Director"

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    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.


  6. "Their misconceptions was my undoing"

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    • 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.


  7. "RCD, now Construction Market Data (CMD) is an ever-changing exciting place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Candid, straight-forward manager, open to new ideas and willing to help! Supportive teammates, phenomenal benefits with very generous time off starting at day one of employment.

    Cons

    New goals are often introduced without end to end report testing and without considering an appropriate benchmark period to ensure goals are attainable by more than 1/8th of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Understanding the Customer must be the driver behind our business, upper management must be more inclusive when goal setting to avoid managing to a number over the best interest of our products,.


  8. "Good company and funny environment!"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Researcher in Norcross, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job is relaxed. No pressure, and no micro-managing. There is a lot of information to take in and try to understand. But overall, its easy going. Great for those who need a steady income. The people are awesome and funny. Great conversations. I rather be here than stay at home or deal with a retail job.

    Cons

    Just expect the unexpected if you are here.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the temps. They work hard, but are treated like they are not a part of the actual company. I've never seen a company that has temp workers for more than 6 months.


  9. "Fantastic company"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, you couldn't ask for nicer people to work with. Very open to new technologies and trying new things. I would go back there in a heartbeat.

    Cons

    Middle management can be a bit of an annoyance, but far from the worst I've dealt with. The company can be a bit lacking in direction at times, but then what company doesn't feel that way?

    Advice to Management

    Better focus.


  10. "Perks sweet, management sour"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Writer in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Writer in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Cool office and lounge area - pingpong tables
    Weekly Beer Hour
    Nice company parties
    Cool, Young People

    Cons

    Sales and management run the show, everyone else is disposable
    Management is comprised of a select group of tight-knit British good boys - nice guys, but really lack leadership
    Company seems to be eliminating departments left and right, management is unqualified to build beyond email-based marketing
    Totally behind the times on the technology side - they seem to waste money on projects that have failed because of poor management
    Little advancement potential
    Get into sales there and like sports and you can make some good money

    Advice to Management

    Take better advantage of the talent of your employees
    Have beer 2 times a week instead of just once


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are professional and enjoyable to work with. It's nice to be part of a leader in the field, both globally and locally.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of promotion opportunities. I don't really have anything else. I took a lot of pride in working there. It has valuable and profitable magazines.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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