Bauer Consumer Media Reviews

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  1. Failing to get ahead of the times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bauer Consumer Media full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free magazines if you can get them quick enough when they are delivered
    Really cant think of any others to fill the 20 word minimum!

    Cons

    Management have been in place for a long time and seem unable to come up with new ideas, they always use the same people to brain storm which stifles creativity.
    Unable to move forward with the times, especially poor at digital and wanting to invest in new technology.
    Poor office environment, although the mice seem to love it.

    Advice to Management

    Try and move with the times, it might be productive to listen to some of the younger team who have their finger on the pulse.

  2. Limited Career Progression, Media not growing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Bauer Consumer Media full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Receive free magazines
    Relative work life balance
    International company

    Cons

    Bit of a boys club
    Limited career progression
    Creative personalities can lead to office politics
    No workplace culture
    Despite being an international company no opportunities to work overseas

    Advice to Management

    Open up more senior management roles for career progression through the ranks
    Build up more of a culture - currently no sense of community within the comp

  3. Demotivating experience with constant budget cuts and redundancies hovering over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deputy Art Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Deputy Art Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bauer Consumer Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some fantastic brands in the Bauer portfolio and to work on them is great for the CV as many of the titles are still highly regarded in the industry. There are many high profile and experienced editors and art directors who you can learn an awful lot from. The offices are centrally located in the west end of London which is great for transport links and shopping and socialising.

    Cons

    The management are constantly under pressure to cut costs and therefore budgets and staff as newstand magazines sales continue to fall. However rather than try and think of new and innovate ideas to reverse their fortunes they continue to bring in ex-editors and art directors to help relaunch failing titles.
    Restructuring of departments into hubs creates an atmosphere where creatives and sub-editors work across numerous titles and have less ownership and pride over their magazines.

    Advice to Management

    Constantly degrading the quality of the magazines will of course lead to lower sales

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