Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – October 26, 2015
I really enjoyed working at Reed. However, the management was incompatent and petty. They gave poor direction and I felt uncomfortable asking questions. While all of the temps were working hard the upper management was hardly working. The environment was very cliquey and I felt out of place. I wish the management was more inclusive and gave more direction. The Customer Service department was a dead end position.
Reed was the first position in many years that was based in an office instead of working in an assigned sales territory. I learned a great deal about advertising and media sales and enjoyed the culture very much.
Undisclosed (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – November 29, 2012
Reed is a company that is bottom line driven, they take care of their sales team but fail to do the same for their marketing support groups. Politics at the company more pronounced and promotions are not based on actual merit. Compensation is substantially lower than companies like Gartner. Turnover is higher due to obvious reasons, with many people actually moving on to the competition. Upper management is out of touch with the actual company, and has downright lied at offsite meetings and in company emails about reductions in workforce.
some of the people are geniunely great
politics, bad compensation, poor career track, favoritism, unethical
Nice place to work and learn about trade show Management
Account Manager for Hosted Buyer Program (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – September 5, 2014
Enjoyed working on different Shows and working with the various team players. Every show was different. Called and spoke to many clients regarding attending the shows. Most people were thrilled to be invited. Hardest part was if it was a new show and convincing them why it would be to their benefit to attend.
Enjoyed meeting attendees face to face at the shows and how they raved about how excellent and beneficial they were.
Overall, I loved the people but didn't like my job. The work life balance is what you make of it, they will slam you with work if you allow it. The pay is below average, but it's a good company to work for if you're just out of college.
My typical day at work is coming in and giving it my all. I work hard to make sure I get everything done. One major thing I learned by working at Reed is alot about tradeshows and how they run. I work with great people.
great to work here for 19 years and get the great benefits such as 4 weeks vacation.
i no longer would like to travel to the tradeshows to assistant at the events.
Marketing Associate for an event and tradeshow company across B2B and B2C brands
RPD Memorial Foundation (Former Employee) – Danbury, CT; Nonprofit – March 21, 2014
• Designed print and digital marketing campaigns across seven major trade show brands spanning both B2B and B2C industry markets including ads, invitations, postcards, brochures, newsletters, onsite signage, and flyers • Contributed to a 34% increase in attendee registration over previous year through analysis and reporting of email Marketing campaigns and correspondence to over 100,000 attendee clients • Leveraged competitive intelligence and marketplace trends to provide industry knowledge on how to increase brand visibility within the social media space • Handled special event logistics onsite for celebrity guest appearances and collaborated with television network publicists to ensure the overall experience was managed efficiently and effectively as possible • Managed the fulfillment of contract deliverables and established strong relationships with over 95 partnerships for Jewelers Circular Keystone (JCK), New York Comic Con, PGA Expo, and UFC Tradeshows
rather not say (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – April 3, 2014
Very top heavy in management. People are not promoted on merit, but rather which VP you sidle up to. Many people fly under the radar for fear of angering the wrong person. Compensation was not on par for required workload.
I met some great people there, and they have become friends.
Wonderful people to work with, difficult to grow professionally
Jr Project Manager, eBusiness (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – July 23, 2015
The people in my group and many of the groups I worked with are all hard working, courteous and professional. It makes the day to day much easier. There can be challenges because there are so many stakeholders involved in every idea and project with no process for evaluating or finalizing decisions. There is also little ability to grow professionally. Employees jump from lateral move to lateral move without ever getting promoted.
Interesting product and service, Out of Touch Management
Events (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – March 25, 2015
The service that RX provides small to mid-sized businesses is astounding. They really can move the needle to affect great change in their profitability.
The bad part is that most employees cannot tell you how or why they do their job. Departments don't understand the company as a whole. The sales teams are antiquated with old and very clunky systems, the restructure of the sales group was not well communicated nor received. Staff members are not treated well by high level management or performers and it is sanctioned at the highest levels of the company.
relaxed, casual environment, friendly co-workers, jeans, POP division, incredible marketing department and event management.
Silos, lack of senior level communication, personality conflicts at management level impact lower level employees, not a meritocracy, passive agressive SVPs
New York Comic Con Crew Member (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 8, 2015
I've worked at two New York Comic Con's as a Crew Member, and I absolutely love it. You have the chance to meet so many difference people and really delve into what makes the convention experience work, and hopefully make it a better time for all guests.
dynamic work place with exposure to variou disciplines outside job description
DB Ops Manager/Business & Marketing Analyst (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – June 6, 2014
work day included regularly scheduled tasks, as well as ad hoc reporting and recommendation. My workday was very varied and included challenging task based on immediate needs. I enjoyed the exposure to different disciplines within the company. Having knowledge of different department's challenged enabled me to provide better recommendations. I enjoyed the travel to provide onsite support and help the registration department onsite as well as serve as exhibitor liaison for solve onsite challenges. The biggest lesson I took away was that interaction between all departments is necessary to move the needle of customer satisfaction and thus, increase and retention.
Service Specialist (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – December 29, 2012
I truly enjoyed my years at Reed Exhibitions. I was able to gain knowledge of business and technology as well as develop excellent customer relationships; both internal and external. The environment at Reed was competitive and energetic. The hardest thing for me was to leave a job I truly loved due to a hectic travel schedule after having a child. I would recommend Reed Exhibitions as a great company to work for.
Productive, family work environment, fun, energetic
Director of Marketing (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – September 5, 2014
I started my career at RX just after college and was there for 10 years. This is a company that allowed me to showcase my talents, rewarded me for it and made a constant effort to mentor and train me in my discipline while instilling company values and promoting best practice sharing