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Reed Business Information Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance with fair benefits (in 14 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)

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  1. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    There are no cons. Excellent work environment.


  2. "Dull place to work"

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    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time

    Pros

    Nice, smart people, in non-leadership positions

    Cons

    Not forward-thinking enough to compete

  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time

    Pros

    Vision Leadership Values Culture Opportunity

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


  4. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Twelve years at RBI and it was time well spent. Career growth is the reward that comes with initiative, and I had many opportunities to move up and over within the organization. I had a great boss for the last many years and the company has great benefits. Decent personal time off policy, health, 401K and retirement.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to make necessary changes in staff. HR at some division levels are difficult to deal with and lack servant leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to EOS surveys and take feedback seriously. And when you propose action plans resulting from that feedback, make good on those actions with a sense of urgency and respectful communication.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Flightglobal/RBI"

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    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.


  6. "Good place"

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    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


  7. "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.

  8. "So so"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Acquisition Process"

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    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.


  10. "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.'


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