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UBM Reviews

Updated August 8, 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 28 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and contacts established (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Too big?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    There is talk about taking care of employees.

    Cons

    There isn't enough people to go around to do the work needed to be done.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Exciting Industry and Great Co-Workers, Very Little Employee Appreciation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, amazing client base and client relationships, events is continually changing and an exciting industry with the fun of traveling. The outlook is bright with continued growth and expansion in the different industries.

    Cons

    Big issues with job growth and promotions, a lot continually pushed to the wayside. A lot of words with very little backup on actually appreciating the employees who you are overworking and undercompensating. No job paths or career development. Middle management is spread thin with no real time to take an interest in their employees along with helping to develop and grow those employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't wait until it is too late to do something, otherwise you will continue to lose great employees whom you claim to value and want to invest in. Back up your words with some actions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company in the Tradeshow Biz"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Pay for the industry
    -They have the best roster of shows so it's easy to diversify your experience
    -Overall pretty corporate, but still (depending on your department) open to ideas and creative new solutions

    Cons

    - Very corporate
    - Like any company of this size, always first priority is bottom line

    Advice to Management

    - Put people in positions they can excel in instead of trying to make them fit a mold of the position they might have been hired for and/or outgrown

    UBM Response

    May 16, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    Thanks for posting. Yes, innovative career development pathways are key at UBM.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Loved my work, management issues"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment, great vendor relationships,

    Cons

    Issues with growth and promotions, not open to innovations, overworked key employees without proper compensation, poor middle management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your younger employees and be open to creating opportunities for those that show initiative and leadership potential.

    UBM Response

    May 16, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    Really appreciate the feedback.


  5. "Janitors"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Convent Station, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Convent Station, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location close to home

    Cons

    I ca'complaint about it I don't know this words

    Advice to Management

    They need to have more communication


  6. Helpful (5)

    "A sinking ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Website Manager
    Former Employee - Website Manager
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were pretty decent (medical, dental, vision) and reasonably priced. But that is kind of where the list ends.

    Cons

    Incompetent management, no career path, extremely low pay, ludicrous workload with insane expectations, terrible office space, not enough people to do the work, too many useless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff what they're worth. And adjust your expectations about how much a human can do in a workweek.


  7. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    They really push to hire and promote from within and put a big emphasis on professional development of their employees.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    UBM Response

    May 16, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    Love to hear experiences about promotions and development!

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Global markets with opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Outsource jobs to try to cut cost

    Advice to Management

    cheaper is not always better


  9. "Good company, great team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people who are driven to deliver great events.

    Cons

    Challenging marketplace. Lots of competition and it can get challenging.

    UBM Response

    Mar 21, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    Thanks for the comments. It's interesting how competition varies by sector - UBM works in many fields (fashion, technology, security, food, cruise, pharmaceutical, etc). Of course, business always is... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Change"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Fun work, great people, flexible

    Cons

    Too much change, unclear on who's in charge,


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