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Reed Exhibitions Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Reed Exhibitions CEO Chet Burchett
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  • They need to change all senior management asap (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours with no job satisfaction (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reed Exhibitions is a great place to work in general! However, I recently got to participate in an RE Cares event, which brought my feelings about the company even higher. RE Cares allows employees to take time to volunteer at a number of foundations and give back to the community! I had the opportunity to volunteer at Kids in Crisis in Cos Cob, CT and it was such a great experience. They were truly grateful for the work that our group did that day.

    These are not just one time deals either. Reed Exhibitions continues to support a number of organizations throughout the years! Not having this opportunity at previous employers, I feel very lucky to have the opportunity offered to me at Reed. I look forward to volunteering again!

    Cons

    From my experience, I do not have anything negative to say.


  2. "RE Cares"

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    Current Employee - Cash Applications Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Cash Applications Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    knowing that you're helping people who actually need the help

    Cons

    none that i can think of?

    Advice to Management

    continue this rewarding program

  3. "Fast-paced work environment; casual company culture & great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Frequent travel & perks, laid-back company culture, opportunity for career growth/movement within the company, excellent benefits & 401(k) match, fast-paced work environment, exposure to different trade shows & industries, support from senior management, ongoing professional development training, focus on rewarding & recognizing employees

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be hard to juggle if you don't excel in fast-paced work environments, organizational re-structures happen often

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on reward & recognition of employees, communicate clearly & effectively with news or changes that affect the organization at any level


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing Experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Marketing in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great job right out of college to get your feet wet
    - Travel opportunities
    - Introduction to different and interesting industries
    - Has the potential to be a great place to work!!!

    Cons

    - Don't value talent; literally told "everyone is replaceable"
    - Don't compensate fairly
    - Workload is unreasonable; have to work serious overtime to achieve daily expectations
    - Office politics and culture is toxic and impacts how peers/teams work together
    - Limited opportunities to grow professionally; minimal training
    - Poor middle management; Upper management detached from real issues that impact employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and your people will take care of you. And I don't mean with the occasional free lunch and ice cream. Don't take on more shows that you are willing to staff and pay your people the industry standard. You'd be surprised how hard people will work when they think you actually care about them.


  5. "Work Life Balance for some"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life balance normally pretty good. Travel was good.

    Cons

    37% employee satisfaction rate. Poor pay, poor management. You also have to watch your back, a lot of two faced people here. A lot of people that only care about themselves.

    Advice to Management

    People are more important than numbers. Happier employees will create better work environment, and those numbers will likely get hit.

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    Jul 5, 2017 – Director of Recruiting

    As we are a trade show and event organizer, travel opportunities abound and we are glad that you appreciated this element of our culture. Work-life balance is valued and we seek to foster this... More


  6. "Content Coordinator- US"

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    Current Employee - Content Coordinator in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Content Coordinator in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    travel opportunities
    awesome co-workers
    diverse portfolio of events
    good benefits
    paid time off to volunteer
    bi-yearly company-wide meetings with financial status reports and awards

    Cons

    poor compensation, weak middle management, recently eliminated over-time, high turnover, no growth


  7. "Disorganized Management"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    Internal structure changes often, no training once hired, pay is very low

    Advice to Management

    New hires should each have their our training program for their specific position when they start

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Exhibitions part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has a lot of young people. Company offers a lot of community outreach opportunities and betterment like Toastmasters and team sporting events to collaborate outside of work. Great first out of college job.

    Cons

    It's a trade show company and in general Leadership is poor. They need to provide more training. Turnover is very high as it's a company with many young players. Not easy to advance, and there are many layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Train leaders better and focus on employee retention

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    Jul 5, 2017 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We’re happy to know that you enjoyed the recreational and community service programs that make working at Reed Exhibitions both fun and... More


  9. "Company Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coram, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coram, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent brands and dynamic industry working on various shows across multiple sectors. Great teamwork internally. Employees share the same passion to meet the needs of the customers.

    Cons

    Decisions made sporadically from the top down with little input from other employees. Often chaotic work environment with minimal upward mobility.

    Reed Exhibitions Response

    Jul 5, 2017 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience as a member of the Reed Exhibitions team. Teamwork, collaboration and passion for providing the best possible experience for our customers is the... More


  10. "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Event/Project Coordinator in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Event/Project Coordinator in Stamford, CT
    Recommends

    I have been working at Reed Exhibitions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like to travel you'll love working for Reed, people are friendly and eager to help you with any questions or problems. There is opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Office is large so it is hard to get close to people. Difficult sometimes when there is an issue and management is at their second office in NYC


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