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Entrepreneurial firm, though be aware it is very German-centric

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Bertelsmann full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Despite its size, Bertelsmann is quite an entrepreneurial company. You can be given a lot of liberty to try things out or seek out new clients. There is a big difference between working for the central Bertelsmann company or individual units, which have a very independentist view and have their own culture, in which case you need to look up reviews of those individual units.

Cons

The company remains very German-centric, especially at higher levels, where corporate politics unfortunately take too much space. Your career will be shaped by what they have a need for, not necessarily what you are good at or want to do. It is also interesting to notice how some of their high-fliers leave the firm, only to come back a few years later when the company finally realizes what they have lost.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being German-centric with your mid and upper management
Start career planning for your mid management, not just the senior executives

Neutral Outlook

23 Other Employee Reviews for Bertelsmann (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Amazing!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bertelsmann full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great environment, great people, opportunities to grow

    Cons

    nothing as such. it was a good experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Seeking Job in Human Resource/MBA in HR and Marketing

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    Current Employee - Profiling Specialist
    Current Employee - Profiling Specialist

    I have been working at Bertelsmann full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    So much to learn,Gaining knowledge insight

    Cons

    Appraisal is delayed ,perks and salary low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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