Bonnier Corporation

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Good company that has taken cost-cutting too far.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Laid back company atmosphere with great products and many talented individuals who intimately know their brands providing some of the best content the industry has to offer. Bonnier understands that digital needs to be first and there are many opportunities for continued growth.

Cons

Unfortunately due to the economic climate, the publishing industry in general has suffered severe decline in advertising revenue. There are too many centralized departments that lead to a "one size fits all" approach and due to numerous layoffs and cutbacks, moral is terrible and hours have become longer. Salaries are lower than average but the company offers good benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper level managers are making decisions that have negative impact on the actual playing field. Need more back end support, especially in the digital areas.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Bonnier needs to decide on its wants and needs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits; nice people; laid-back atmosphere; nice location in Winter Park VIllage.

    Cons

    Cost-cutting measures have been taken too far to please the Bonniers in Sweden. Great magazine titles are being completely shut down -- why not keep these titles for digital, at least? Morale is in the toilet, and while a commitment to digital is often talked about, it doesn't always happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay committed to digital and actually hire there; hire actual sales support and have marketing help with actual marketing; take less of a cookie-cutter approach. The new echelon of upper management doesn't understand each brand's unique needs -- think about this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No real commitment to the US market

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL

    I worked at Bonnier Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Some great titles and entrepreneurial environment.

    Cons

    Completely disorganized. Pay is terrible so they have junior people selling and running magazines. Niche magazine publisher so they know nothing about lifestyle publishing, which is why their lifestyle magazines are at the bottom of the industry. Swedes are different from the US and kept the previous CEO in the position to long to run the company into the ground with nepotism of employees who weren't forward thinking. Maybe Swedes want to get out of their terrible US investment and sell off the division.

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    New CEO has a big job and is still an enthusiast magazine publisher. They need to see the macro picture and stop thinking with their wallet but highly doubtful. Some of these magazines are destined for the cutting room floor without alot of brain power and investment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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