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UBM CEO Tim Cobbold
Tim Cobbold
108 Ratings
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  • "Upper management puts too much control/trust in individuals that do not deserve it(in 23 reviews)

  • "Do not fool yourself with the promises and apparently room for growth(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Working for UBM Tech (Game Network) has changed my life - for the BEST

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits --- I no longer feel like I'm struggling. I work remote and it's amazing! The team (specifically Game Network team) is incredible. A culture of kindness and care while also constantly moving forward and always looking to achieve goals together. Constructive feedback and inclusive discussions on decisions. Lots of autonomy. Ability to grow in and out of your position. Always new opportunities....

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    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard working so far away from my awesome team! But that hardly has anything to do with how the organization functions. I really can't complain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep including your team, keep being informative. The level of communication so far is outstanding and so helpful for everyone to stay on the same page.

  2. Meh

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      Former Employee - Managing Editor in San Francisco, CA

      I worked at UBM full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      talented and dedicated colleagues, remote work options

      Cons

      pivot to events senselessly killed a lot of solid media brands

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        Former Employee - Sales Manager 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at UBM full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Solid company, teams, and services. Except for the cons...

        Cons

        My position was "eliminated" at the end of the year. Bottom line is the company got out of paying me any commission for ~1 million in sales. They pocketed the revenue and my commission. Sadly this showed me that this company does not care about individuals, they will cut you and screw you over, even as a top-performing manager.

        Advice to Management

        None. You'll do what you do regardless.

      • Good Company going through Transition

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at UBM full-time

        Pros

        People, culture, work environment/flexibility, beautiful NYC office.

        Cons

        Going through a M&A, job cuts especially in finance, HR, and back office operations since merger with Informa.

      • MAGIC Student Program

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at UBM

          Pros

          Great introduction to the fashion industry and how buying and merchandising works!

          Cons

          Time was very limited, wish there was more opportunities that came out of it.

        • Sales

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at UBM full-time

          Pros

          - work is not too stressful - lots of freedom - flexible work from home policy - good work life balance - if you're in good with some managers then you'll be taken care of - decent benefits - clients are some of the best I've dealt with

          Cons

          - so much reorganization makes it difficult for leaders to lead a team - too many cooks in the kitchen - micromanagement - low pay - promotion isn't standard here - career growth is limited - very clique-y and you must play into the office politics to get what you want

        • Expect Change

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          Current Employee - Editor 
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at UBM full-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          Smart teams, strong brands, opportunities for growth, flexible work-from-home policy. Have learned a lot. Company tries to find open roles for internal talent when possible.

          Cons

          Don't expect to stay in the role you're hired for - the future here is always uncertain. Management has the "embrace change" attitude but that change comes harsh and pretty often. Two major reorganizations have happened in my division during my five years here, makes me uncertain of the future.

        • Great Office, Great People, Meh work

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at UBM full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Large Company, fair-minded. Decent benefits, decent salary. Resources were never a problem.

          Cons

          General B2B communication can be a dry subject, which was the purview of UBM (United Business Media). While my day-to-day work was fine, and I loved the people I worked with, the long haul left me hollow.

        • Helpful (1)

          UBM LLC Norwalk

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

          I worked at UBM full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          Friendly environment, opportunity to grow.

          Cons

          Acquired by a bigger company, constant layoffs and outsourcing.

        • Wow.

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          Former Employee - Sales Support Coordinator in Norwalk, CT
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at UBM full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Workload (although it is made out to be VERY heavy) is light and you are not performing brain surgery.

          Cons

          Office environment, salary, staff, training process

          Advice to Management

          Get your act together. It’s embarrassing. Don’t spend an entire afternoon writing your own Glassdoor reviews..it is unprofessional and extremely distracting to the people around you. Also, assuming that staff will ask if they can leave for the day and if they can eat lunch is completely absurd when they arrive an hour plus before a manager arrives in the morning for nothing other than personal reasons. I wouldn’t have...

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