Bauer Consumer Media

  www.bauermedia.co.uk
  www.bauermedia.co.uk
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Not so Active Peterborough

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Bauer Consumer Media

Pros

There are no real consequences for your actions, so it doesn't matter if you reach target or not, they probably won't bin you.

Cons

Highly political run by people who have been in the busines for years and years and have no idea of how things are done elsewhere. This makes them arrogant and narrow visioned.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Compare Bauer to organisations other than EMAP to get a bench mark for standards & areas for improvement. Look at the broad base of companies within the UK to see sales standards and productivity management standards. The fact that something is new to Bauer does not make it unique or innovative.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

9 Other Employee Reviews for Bauer Consumer Media (View Most Recent)

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    Not very healthy environment

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    Former Employee - PHP Developer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PHP Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bauer Consumer Media as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - exposure to different technologies
    - good for junior-mid level devs
    - some attempts of following the standards
    - parts of the system oursourced to people who know what they were doing
    - company provided the equipment (mac) and screens if required
    - good location
    - underground parking

    Cons

    - technical debt
    - no clear responsibilities
    - lack of code ownership
    - wrong people hired which is a result of bad hiring practices (irrelevant questions on interviews which did not reflect my experience)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a bit more on getting better people. Company tries to go in the right direction but struggles because of the outdated business model. They are moving slower than their competitors in many sectors. Low quality code and complicated solutions prevent growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Failing to get ahead of the times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bauer Consumer Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free magazines if you can get them quick enough when they are delivered
    Really cant think of any others to fill the 20 word minimum!

    Cons

    Management have been in place for a long time and seem unable to come up with new ideas, they always use the same people to brain storm which stifles creativity.
    Unable to move forward with the times, especially poor at digital and wanting to invest in new technology.
    Poor office environment, although the mice seem to love it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and move with the times, it might be productive to listen to some of the younger team who have their finger on the pulse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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