Penguin Group Reviews

37 Reviews
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37 Reviews
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Penguin Group Chairman and CEO John C. Makinson
John C. Makinson
19 Ratings
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    Home away from home

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Penguin Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment for the most part, with friendly people and an overall pleasant atmosphere. Good job security and benefits (both health and access to books and discounts).

    Cons

    Not diverse at all in who works here or who we publish. Often get saddled with way more work than can be done in a day (for not the best pay). Some resistance to innovation/real creativity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Penguin Group Interviews

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Penguin Group in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hard to get through to HR, but once they read your resume they'll respond. Phone interview and in-person interview... first HR was very formal/standard, and then in-person with the managers was much more relaxed.

    Interview Questions
    • The original HR interview was very standard, what are your weaknesses, your strengths in the office?   Answer Question
    • What do you think is important in a work relationship?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Penguin Group Awards & Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009

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Website www.penguin.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size Unknown
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Where have "Lady Chatterley's Lover" and Salman Rushdie kept company? At The Penguin Group, one of the world's top book publishers (and no stranger to controversial titles). Owned by media giant Pearson, the publisher operates through such imprints as Viking (literary fiction and non-fiction), Puffin (children's books), Dorling Kindersley (reference works), and Rough Guides (travel). Authors include Tom Clancy, Patricia Cornwell, and Nora Roberts. Pioneer of the paperback, Penguin was founded in 1935 by Allen Lane, who wanted to offer novels for the price of a pack of... More

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