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Bonnier Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    great job, bad manegement

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    Former Contractor - Editor in Denver, CO
    Former Contractor - Editor in Denver, CO

    I worked at Bonnier as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great job--loved the people I worked with and the stuff i worked on.

    Cons

    Poor management and no ability to rise the ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate and nurture talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    better than average

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Bonnier

    Pros

    great, supportive employers who encourage growth

    Cons

    short-staffed, staff overworked and constantly downsizing

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Though most people are professional, the prospects for Bonnier to grow in the digital age are poor.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Bonnier

    Pros

    Bonnier has an excellent HR department and good benefits. Nice office, too.

    Cons

    Bonnier really has no clue or commitment on how to leverage their online businesses. There are cumbersome overlaps in sales territories with the result that any one account manager may be the 5th or 6th person to call on an agency in any given week. All the business units act independently with no efficiencies across audiences. Stay away from any 'cross-brand' duties - the inanity will unnerve you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people to fix your problems without resources or mandate.
    Come up with a committed strategy and figure out who's steering the new media ship. Having an Ipad ad is not a strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Foot-in-the-door in magazine publishing industry on the editorial side

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    Former Employee - Intern - Freelancer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Intern - Freelancer in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Bonnier

    Pros

    The magazine employs some very talented editors and hires impressive freelancers. The experience from this editorial internship is invaluable and really teaches a lot about the intricacies of magazine publishing.

    Cons

    The company does not fully integrate interns within the company. Assertive applicants need only apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more feedback to interns upon completion of term based on performance. The potential to help interns grow professionally was not fully realized by senior management. An entrance interview setting goals professional goals for the interns and exit interview to review performance should be mandatory. The experience was very worthwhile, but more guidance would have added to this great magazine publishing experience.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Avoid if you can - Bonnier Publishing UK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dorking, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dorking, England (UK)

    I worked at Bonnier full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Bonnier is a good name on paper
    Experience the variety of people, cultures and values - very different here from anywhere I had worked before
    Company can at times attract very talented people and if you happen to be there at the same time as them, it can be a great way to make great contacts in the industry

    Cons

    senior management not supportive of their own projects
    no commitment to customers and customer's services
    senior staff afraid of competition and competent people within their own organization - senior management managing with the aim to keep their jobs going, not necessarily aligned with the business needs and opportunities
    complete lack of strategy and foresight, making snap decisions without any planning - impossible to get anything done as a result
    old equipment and use of outdated software - impossible to get the work done
    everybody who is great at their job leaves this organization eventually
    no commitment to developing employees' careers
    no stability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn about business and people management first, then start running a company
    Note to the owners: chose your senior management very carefully and study contemporary consumer and employee values if you want to develop sustainable business for the future

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good luck working with Igloo Books

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bonnier

    Pros

    No pros working with igloo books. Management are appalling, stuck in the dark ages

    Cons

    If you decide to take a job with igloo books you must be crazy. Very bad management, poor working conditions, treat people like dirt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope Bonnier sack all of the management team.

  8.  

    Great publishing house with great people, trying hard to understanding the commercial concept of the web.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Manager in Stockholm, Jämtland (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Web Manager in Stockholm, Jämtland (Sweden)

    I have been working at Bonnier

    Pros

    A reliable publishing house with long term commitment to producing quality magazines. Treats its emplyees good and fair. Gives people with good ideas the opportunity to develop and commercialize them.

    Cons

    Very big company which has a problem grasping the internet phenomenon. A bit old fashioned in certain ways in the management culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire not only talented magazine professionals but also talented internet professionals and allow them to invest in new online titles. The organization is still very much focused on publishing print magazines, if they want to be a player in the online arena, they need to do changes in the organization structure to facilitate this.

    Recommends

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