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Updated Nov 8, 2018

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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. Helpful (4)

    "Was a great company until recent changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sutton, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are professional, competent and friendly. Work life balance is good in some departments. Very close to the Sutton train station. Ability to work from home. Good direct managers.

    Cons

    Restructuring leading to redundancies, constant changes not managed or communicated properly. Too much work leading to issues with work, life balance, although this has only been an issue more recently. Becoming more aligned with the parent company the RELX group has not worked out well for me.

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    Reed Business Information2018-11-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "There is opportunity"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity for work and growth in UX - Great benefits package - People/Employees are very friendly and welcoming - Ability to travel with work (offices all around the world)

    Cons

    - Lack of UX structure across RBI - Constantly fighting senior employees to be modern and drive change - Lots of jobs require time to be spent in Sutton HQ, even if based in Holborn. - Can be a lack of recognition for hard work

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    Reed Business Information2018-10-04
  3. "Lots of opportunities and investment in development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time

    Pros

    Performance is recognised and reward. Lots of opportunities globally. Really feel like a valued employee with scope to progress my career. Good salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Preferable to be based in the London office rather than Sutton

    Reed Business Information2018-06-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company which looks after it's staff"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sutton, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time

    Pros

    The company recognises the importance of its staff, with a constant aim to improve individual and community well-being. Good working environment. Opportunities if you seek them. A continual drive to improve our product offering using modern technologies. Great transport links

    Cons

    The office in Sutton hasn't got the nicest exterior, no parking, some lack of international travel especially as it is a multi-national company

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    Reed Business Information2016-11-26
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Finance Graduate (Sutton)"

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    Current Employee - Finance Graduate in Sutton, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    *Generous study package. Financial support is given to pursue accountancy qualification (ACCA or CIMA) *29 days annual leave BUT there are many restrictions on when you can use it *Easy to commute and is very close to Sutton rail station

    Cons

    *Pressure to sit multiple accountancy exams in one sitting *Narrow scope of role makes it hard to achieve the skills needed to become an accomplished accountant *Scope also makes it difficult to achieve sign-off for relevant accountancy qualification. This is especially surprising considering the company’s ACCA platinum status *Lack of opportunities for career progression *Salary is extremely low in comparison to similar roles elsewhere *Expected to frequently work late nights which makes it hard to achieve a good work life balance *Senior management are very old fashioned and have poor communication skills *Work social events are few and far between *Office space is in desperate need of modernisation

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    Reed Business Information2016-11-20
  6. Helpful (3)

    "RBI / ICIS"

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     in Sutton, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Convivial, colleagiate. Reasonable and subsudused canteen and coffee shop

    Cons

    Mediocre management. Poor office environment in Sutton; needs modernising,

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    Reed Business Information2016-10-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Central Sales- excellent training, great environment, but what really makes it are the team!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Reed Business Information full-time

    Pros

    Central sales has a great training and development culture which continues throughout your career and offers opportunities to move into the wider RBI business to progress your career. There are numerous incentives running all of the time from lunch at Michelin starred restaurants for the top 5 monthly performers, weekend European city breaks, ipads, handbags, vouchers or cold hard cash. If you are good sales person who works hard there is a lot on offer and this is on top of an uncapped commission structure. Most of the managers in the department started their careers as telesales in the team, so really understand what all of the roles in the department involve and are best placed to support the teams in their roles. As RBI is a large company you get all the other benefits that offers- 29 days holiday, 2 charity days, good pension scheme, annual share scheme, bike loan. The company are also focused on health and wellbeing with various events taking place throughout the year and a weekly timetable of fitness classes in which you can enrol. The best thing about working in Central Sales are the great team that you work with on a daily basis, friendly, dynamic, talented sales people with a real passion for what they do. Everyone works hard, but a bit of banter is always on the cards which makes the day go quicker, most Fridays you will find most of them in the pub.

    Cons

    As part of a large organisation sometimes it takes longer than you would like for decisions to be made, but to counter this there is a clear strategy towards innovation. Sutton town centre where the head office is located doesn't offer the best choice of restaurants or bars for a drink after work, but Sutton is only a short train ride from Central London so again this is workable. There is very much an RBI culture and way of doing things within Central Sales, so when joining the team you need to flexible to change your style of working to match this or confident that your way of working is better to inspire change. KPI's are realistic for the most part, back they are set in stone and it is black and white, a miss is a miss no matter the reasons, so you need to be prepared to put the work in to ensure they are consistently achieved.

    Reed Business Information2016-04-24
  8. "Sales"

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    Ad Sales in Sutton, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Business Information

    Pros

    Good company, solid training, nice people

    Cons

    Sutton location far from central london

    Reed Business Information2016-03-13
  9. "Good company with some great people and friendly atmosphere"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Reed Business Information

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly, generous holiday and package for full-time employees. Contractors are welcomed and valued with flexible working supported.

    Cons

    As with all large companies the red tape that emcompasses everything can become a bit tideuos. If you're a contractor using your own equipment expect a painful setup. Also, if you are based in Sutton this will not cater well for a work social life.

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    Reed Business Information2016-01-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with a close knit feel"

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    IT Analyst in Sutton, London, England

    I worked at Reed Business Information

    Pros

    Really good people and even though there's over 2000 in Sutton still feels really small

    Cons

    Location awkward for those traveling from central or east London

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    Reed Business Information2015-07-28
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