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UBM Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • The expectation and workload can be immense although the company have a very fair work life balance ethic and are good to employees (in 29 reviews)

  • Great people in an exciting industry (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management puts too much control/trust in individuals that do not deserve it (in 20 reviews)

  • No room for growth/raises, management doesn't know how to treat their employees (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, great people but won;t pay competitively"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations
    Current Employee - Sales Operations

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

    Pros

    Have worked at company for over 2 years. I have loved my team (sales ops) and the people and opportunities that I have found at this company.

    Cons

    Have seen too many people come and go. Management is not willing to pay employees competitive wages so there is a lot of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees


  2. "Editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    lots of room for growth

    Cons

    poor salaries, short-sighted decisions by management

  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule and good people to work with

    Cons

    management at the time needed better strategic planning

    Advice to Management

    continue to hire good people


  4. "Content"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Great people in an exciting industry. Legitimately committed to sustainability and CSR.

    Cons

    Though there is good recent progress some basic processes remain distracting and too hard. There is limited appetite for challenging the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Respect staff and set a clear vision of the future.


  5. "Its not a good company to work for if you are not white"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Applications Development in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Director Applications Development in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a global company so you may get more exposure to different parts of world

    Cons

    Pay is low, extremely racists

    UBM Response

    Sep 22, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    We are so sorry to see this post. This comment does not reflect the organisation we know.
    If the poster -- or anyone else in UBM -- is experiencing racism or other forms of discrimination, we... More


  6. "My time so far at UBM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Literally everything
    -Competitive Pay
    -Great Benefits
    -Flexible work schedule
    -Great Work/Life Balance
    -Work Hard, Play Hard Environment

    Cons

    There is nothing to say for this

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Great products. Nice people. Well known brands in their respective industries.

    Cons

    Really fantastic products that fail to accelerate and grow accordingly due to overwrought processes, lack of agility and complacence

    Advice to Management

    Clunky processes,

    UBM Response

    Aug 7, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    Truly appreciate the feedback.
    For context to others, since 2015 UBM has invested £24 million in operational improvements. This is a direct result of staff feedback. Certainly, there is always room... More

  8. "Reinventing the Wheeel Constantly"

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

    I worked at UBM full-time

    Pros

    1. Great co-workers.
    2. Travel to great events that you'll be excited to see in the flesh.
    3. Work life balance.
    4. With a thick skin and the ability to constantly take on more work, you'll wind up with great experience and the confidence to learn more.

    Cons

    1. Low pay and not much growth potential.
    2. No HR involvement so it's basically the wild west in terms of job support.
    3. Frequent turnover so you're constantly picking up more work to get by or training new people.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees enough to either be honest about salaries and the lack of growth potential or actually follow through and put that money into them instead of using it to constantly hire new people.

    UBM Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    Appreciate the honest feedback. Thanks.


  9. "Pockets of Excellence"

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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 UBM full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, great colleagues, nice offices (many, not all), clear corporate strategy.

    Cons

    matrix organization, some teams disconnected from others/isolated, many "initiatives" you get 'volunteered' to be on in addition to daily work

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in employee engagement & executive comms that are understandable.

    UBM Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    Thanks for the feedback.


  10. "Rapidly Changing Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Special Events in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Special Events in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at UBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very dynamic, exciting job. Enjoyed it a lot.

    Cons

    Some collateral damage as the company tries to redefine itself.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people


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