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Reed Exhibitions Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2019

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2.3
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Reed Exhibitions CEO Chet Burchett
Chet Burchett
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are some great people within this business who really are doing a great job and are trying to make it better for others(in 24 reviews)

  • "There are opportunities to travel in all levels of the organization(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant to the President"

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    Former Employee - Assistant to the President in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people here work really well together. Everyone across the organization is highly collaborative in making sure each event is a hit! I enjoyed the people I worked with and there’s a real feeling of family at Reed. I was impressed by how much they are willing to work with employees on finding the right role for them within the organization based on their personal goals and career interests. As a working mother, I...

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    Cons

    Sometimes there is resistance to change from employees that have become accustomed to things being done a certain way. This was frustrating at times, but I know they are continuously working on improving processes in order to keep up with times.

    Reed Exhibitions2018-11-05
  2. "A place to start"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, overall a good fun culture

    Cons

    Low pay, impossible sales targets, upper management does not value people

    Advice to Management

    Value your people or mediocrity will continue.

    Reed Exhibitions2019-07-17
  3. Helpful (2)

    "A Place to Start Off"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel, surplus of entry level positions, opportunities to move within departments.

    Cons

    Low pay across the board, limited promotion opportunities, disconnect between senior management and employees, burnt-out base of employees, managers with too many responsibilities and little time or drive to communicate with people they manage. Senior management is happy to discuss the causes of low morale and high turnover but doesn't craft solutions to address them.

    Advice to Management

    INVEST in quality individuals to find new growth in a challenged industry.

    Reed Exhibitions2019-06-06
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Take Notice!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Summer Hours & PTO.

    Cons

    We lost 3 major shows due to Chet's incompetence. The first was Mass General which he touted was a huge success but ended up with RX paying dearly to get out of a 25 year agreement. Then came Eastern Sports Show, where he decided that modern sporting rifles would not be permitted at the show, due to the Sandy Hook happening a few months earlier. Due to his decision the show had to be cancelled after multiple vendors...

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    Advice to Management

    You have the power to still fix this company, listen to your loyal employees that have been with the company 10+ years! They are sick and tired of empty promises!

    Reed Exhibitions2019-06-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Place with Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Marketing and Sales Support in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely Unprofessional, Catty, Terrible Leaders and POOR Salary

    Cons

    I have no good things to say about this place

    Advice to Management

    Stop engaging in inappropriate and unprofessional behavior

    Reed Exhibitions2019-05-28

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    June 4, 2019Director of Recruiting

    “We take your feedback very seriously and are committed to addressing inappropriate behavior whenever it is brought to our attention. We invite you to communicate with us regarding this matter so that it may be resolved. Please feel free to reach out to us at feedback@reedexpo.com.”

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Awful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I can't think of any...

    Cons

    When I was offered the position, I asked for a few days to give an answer. They replied that they needed an immediate answer, as they needed me to start 5 days later. I happily accepted my first job offer out of college and was filled with excitement to begin my career. Unfortunately, that mindset faded quickly within the first few weeks of starting. I was placed in a giant cubicle, isolated from the rest of the company...

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    Advice to Management

    Clearly management knows that something isn't working for this company (hence restructuring 3 times in less than a year). Take a hard look at who's running each department. There's your problem.

    Reed Exhibitions2019-01-10
  7. Helpful (6)

    "one of the worst places I have ever worked at"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of ANY

    Cons

    Chet should pay attention to whom he has entrusted as leaders in the organization. Morale is very low and all the free food in the world won't stop it.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the managers and directors with people who can make a difference. The mood is very low.

    Reed Exhibitions2018-11-30
  8. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot, worked with all different departments and got to travel

    Cons

    Work Life Balance / Low Pay for long hours

    Reed Exhibitions2018-10-25
  9. Helpful (7)

    "layoffs on a bi-weekly basis"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not one single Pro here at all.

    Cons

    Upper-Management is commissioned on everything while not being directly involved in anything. The company is constantly laying /firing people with no hope of a future. The moral is the EXTREMELY negative with management to blame. If you are young, this place will absolutely ruin you and your resume.

    Advice to Management

    Stop asking us to provide "anonymous" feedback and hire an actual HR dept that is not simply there to fire people. The only concern here is the bottom line with no care about improving moral or salaries. Numbers are all that matter here, with getting the profits up for stockholders. Please hire managers that actually WORK and can provide LEADERSHIP. This ship is sinking.

    Reed Exhibitions2018-10-05

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    October 9, 2018Director of Recruiting

    While we’re sorry to hear you’ve had a negative experience, I’d like to offer some insights that may be helpful. Reductions in workforce only occur when absolutely necessary. Whenever possible, comparable positions are offered. If none are available we offer support services to ...

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "you better get on the favorite list or you'll be out!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People are great but ...

    Cons

    upper management is clueless, they say they value their people BUT if you're not on the favorite list or don't tell them what they want to hear you'll soon see how much you're valued.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your dedicated and hard working employees, they don't come along every day.

    Reed Exhibitions2018-04-03

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    April 3, 2018Director of Recruiting

    We’re sorry you didn’t feel valued as an employee at Reed. We would welcome the opportunity to share ideas and hear your views on how we could improve. If you would like to continue the conversation privately and confidentially, please email us at feedback@reedexpo.com.

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