Bauer Consumer Media

  www.bauermedia.co.uk
  www.bauermedia.co.uk
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great people , needs a clear strategy for business going forward

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

People - friendly helpful good fun
Brands - wide ranging and well known
Knowledge of sectors
customers

Cons

Strategy
Lack of Innovation
Too many senior people

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a dynamic strategy for the 21st century

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    Started off well, great people, but lack of drive from the top is limiting the possibilities the company has

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bauer Consumer Media

    Pros

    On the whole the people are great, hard working & show passion for what they do. As a company, the brands are well established & prominent which looks good on your CV, it's fast moving which keeps things fresh & occasionally you can spot a celebrity on the office!

    Cons

    Although it's fast moving, the company lacks ambition sometimes in what it does. It lacks drive, direction & communication from above in a very competitive market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to listen & trust what your skilled & experienced employees are telling you

    No opinion of CEO
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    Demotivating experience with constant budget cuts and redundancies hovering over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deputy Art Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Deputy Art Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bauer Consumer Media

    Pros

    There are some fantastic brands in the Bauer portfolio and to work on them is great for the CV as many of the titles are still highly regarded in the industry. There are many high profile and experienced editors and art directors who you can learn an awful lot from. The offices are centrally located in the west end of London which is great for transport links and shopping and socialising.

    Cons

    The management are constantly under pressure to cut costs and therefore budgets and staff as newstand magazines sales continue to fall. However rather than try and think of new and innovate ideas to reverse their fortunes they continue to bring in ex-editors and art directors to help relaunch failing titles.
    Restructuring of departments into hubs creates an atmosphere where creatives and sub-editors work across numerous titles and have less ownership and pride over their magazines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constantly degrading the quality of the magazines will of course lead to lower sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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