Penton – Why Work For Us?

Penton is a professional information services company. We engage and inform millions of professionals every day, helping them decide how to grow and solve their most critical business challenges. As a leading provider of workflow solutions and insightful content, marketing services and networking via in-person and online events, we help businesses do business. We focus our industry expertise on five core growth markets - agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and industrial design and manufacturing.


We're proud to support a corporate culture where talent can thrive!

For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day.

We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth.


You'll work with smart, creative people who welcome opportunities to
work together. It’s a work environment that’s productive, enlightening and fun.

Penton people love to learn, and proactively seek opportunities to formally and
informally share our knowledge with one another.

You'll confront challenges and invent solutions, because you are empowered
to take risks, and are energized by new discoveries.

We are proud of our accomplishments and our company.


  • Medical / Dental / Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Flex Spending: Health & Dependent
  • Vacation, Personal & Sick Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Transit Discount
  • 401K
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability


  • Ford Partner Recognition X-Plan
  • Volkswagon Vehicle Purchase Program
  • Verizon Wireless
  • AT&T
  • OfficeMax
  • PurePro Vitamins & Supplements
  • Harry & David
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Jos A. Bank
  • Discount Tickets

Penton Reviews

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Penton CEO David Kieselstein
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Penton full-time


    Penton is a company that is taking the necessary steps to evolve its businesses and strategies to remain competitive in today's world. We have a 12 member Executive Management Team whom are not perfect, but nobody is, and they all collaborate and do their best to discuss ways to make Penton a more profitable, innovative and solid company. The Team takes a deep dive into their products and yes, like all business-minded individuals there is always a WIIFM. The WIIFM is the everything an individual is made of and the success they want to achieve with where they are in life. Penton is a nugget of opportunity, growth, leadership, innovation and of course working with the best diverse group of people that make up Penton is bar none. There is so much more to Penton too - historically, Penton has been and remains a top B2B business company. Penton used to be known by its magazines now Penton is known for marketing excellence, online digital products, data products, research, marketing/creative services, apps for various niche industries, events - live and virtual and so much more. It is a great company to start your career, develop more skills and transition into many different areas throughout Penton, if that is what you want to do. Let it be your choice to work where you want and if Penton is your choice, it will be a good one. Hope to work with you soon.


    Cons - Overall people will have opinions as it is human nature, but some will be more negative and tend to be top contenders to write very negative and some not so nice company reviews. Just remember, every experience is up to an individual to determine a positive or negative outcome. So don't believe all the reviews posted. Another Con is if a current employee has a great Penton experience and reads the negative reviews, you want to do everything to stop them, thus this post.

    Advice to Management

    Continue: 1) listening to your employees, 2) building trust with your employees, 3) producing the new and latest products 4) developing a profitable Penton 5) innovating Penton 6) being passionate about everything at/for Penton.

Penton Interviews

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Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


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    Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    Phone interview for a remote writing position. I was interviewed twice, first by the managing editor and second by my director editor. Both were very nice, and friendly, and kept the interview feeling more like a conversation than an actual interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about my previous experience writing about technical topics.   Answer Question

Penton Awards & Accolades

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Natural Products Expo West - 25 Top Fastest Growth Shows in 2013 , EXPO Magazine, 2014
Timothy White Award , ABM, 2014
NEXT Accelerator - Video Production/Corporate/Sales Motivation , AVA Digital Awards, 2014
WasteExpo - Content Marketing , EXPO Digital Excellence Awards, 2014
Aviation Week - Rethinking the Unthinkable , Jesse H. Neal Awards, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1892
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Penton drives performance for more than sixteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver: Insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions; networking & community to engage them with industry peers & partners; and marketing services to advance their business performance & deliver ROI. Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co ... More

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