Bauer Consumer Media Reviews

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  1. Not very healthy environment

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    Former Contractor - PHP Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - PHP Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bauer Consumer Media as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - exposure to different technologies
    - good for junior-mid level devs
    - some attempts of following the standards
    - parts of the system oursourced to people who know what they were doing
    - company provided the equipment (mac) and screens if required
    - good location
    - underground parking

    Cons

    - technical debt
    - no clear responsibilities
    - lack of code ownership
    - wrong people hired which is a result of bad hiring practices (irrelevant questions on interviews which did not reflect my experience)

    Advice to Management

    Spend a bit more on getting better people. Company tries to go in the right direction but struggles because of the outdated business model. They are moving slower than their competitors in many sectors. Low quality code and complicated solutions prevent growth


  2. great people , needs a clear strategy for business going forward

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Bauer Consumer Media as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People - friendly helpful good fun
    Brands - wide ranging and well known
    Knowledge of sectors
    customers

    Cons

    Strategy
    Lack of Innovation
    Too many senior people

    Advice to Management

    Get a dynamic strategy for the 21st century


  3. Started off well, great people, but lack of drive from the top is limiting the possibilities the company has

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bauer Consumer Media

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    On the whole the people are great, hard working & show passion for what they do. As a company, the brands are well established & prominent which looks good on your CV, it's fast moving which keeps things fresh & occasionally you can spot a celebrity on the office!

    Cons

    Although it's fast moving, the company lacks ambition sometimes in what it does. It lacks drive, direction & communication from above in a very competitive market.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to listen & trust what your skilled & experienced employees are telling you



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