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


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    good place, changing and growing, definitely not standing still

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Penton full-time (more than a year)

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    growing and changing for the better
    looking to the future, trying to adapt, built from print history but knows future is digital
    this place keeps me inspired, challenged to do better and grow in my role, learning every day
    people here care about employees
    CEO of the company is personable and approachable. He remembers the name of people that work here, makes it a point to reach out to engage, and gets "it" (so, do your homework and be ready for questions)
    there are career opportunities (moving up the ladder)


    wish we had a matching 401K
    we are spread out among many locations in the US - video calls help improve communications but it can be a challenge to grow relationships
    some Penton offices are older, with less physical amenities, comforts, perks

    Advice to Management

    We believe in your leadership and trust your direction - we ask that you do the same of us. We care about the content and the clients - let us help build a future in digital, data and events.

Penton Interviews

Updated Jan 20, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Research Analyst Interview

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    Difficult Interview
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Penton.


    Had a phone interview where they asked pretty basic questions about my goals and background. Made it to the in-person interview, which was pretty brutal. Be prepared to be asked extensively about your technical capabilities.

    Interview Questions

    • Interviewed by three people: manager, colleague, and the guy who's job I would be stepping into (he was leaving for grad school). Make sure you're comfortable in interrogation style interviews and a whiz at Excel!   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., LP.

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