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Reed Business Information Reviews

Updated Dec 2, 2019

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3.6
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Reed Business Information Chief Executive Officer Risk and  Business Analytics Mark Kelsey  (no image)
Mark Kelsey
13 Ratings
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  • "Preferable to be based in the London office rather than Sutton(in 10 reviews)

  • "Micromanagement & lack of knowledge in senior management(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Former Employee"

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    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.

    Reed Business Information2017-12-05
  2. "Good but very old school"

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stability, Relaxed work atmosphere, good policies

    Cons

    Slow paced, old school thinking, No transparency

    Reed Business Information2019-10-23
  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Executive 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great people, flexible and relaxed working environment

    Cons

    Low salaries compared to market and career progression can be difficult depending on what department you are in.

    Reed Business Information2019-01-03
  4. "Architectural Reporter"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Reporter in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people. Good training. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Systems that populate call reminders overused so daily calls that would be done by a rep anyway would pop up for each individual call like each was urgent or equally important.

    Advice to Management

    Better systems for call management.

    Reed Business Information2018-10-26
  5. "Dull place to work"

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    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

    Reed Business Information2017-09-06
  6. "Great Company"

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    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.

    Reed Business Information2017-08-20
  7. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time for 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.

    Reed Business Information2017-08-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Flightglobal/RBI"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time for 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!

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    Advice to Management

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

    Reed Business Information2017-06-27
  9. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Reed Business Information full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I liked working here a lot

    Cons

    No real concerns, good company

    Reed Business Information2017-04-19
  10. "Senior Art director"

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    Senior Art Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information for 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.

    Reed Business Information2016-12-19
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