Bauer Consumer Media Reviews

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Paul Keenan
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  • Not very healthy environment

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    Former Contractor - PHP Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - PHP Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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 Company tries to go in the right direction but struggles because of the outdated business model.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


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    Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bauer Consumer Media in October 2009.

    Interview

    Interviews arranged via agency recruiter. First interview was in Peterborough office with two senior managers & covered reviewing CV & competency questions. Second interview was in London office with another two (but different) senior managers & again covered reviewing CV & competency questions.

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    Negotiation

    Was able to negotiate on salary

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Website www.bauermedia.co.uk
Headquarters Peterborough, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

Bauer Consumer Media (formerly Emap Consumer Media) hopes the average lad will be totally consumed by its magazine offerings. Perhaps best known for "FHM", "ZOO", and other so-called "lads' mags," the company publishes approximately 45 magazine in the UK, covering topics such as TV and entertainment, sports, and fashion. Titles include women's weeklies Heat and Closer, and cinema monthly Empire. The business unit also distributes magazine titles in international markets including Australia, South Africa, and the US. Bauer Consumer ... More

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