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Internship: Positive atmosphere; little to no career opportunities

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)

I worked at Penguin Group as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

I got a broad range of exposure across a couple of very different departments. They're willing to give those who show initiative a great deal of responsibility. People are very friendly and welcoming.

Cons

Sometimes the work (and this is true of any internship) is mundane. You can overcome this by asking for more responsibility and speaking up if you're not happy. They are very receptive and will listening to what you have to say. Stipend is negligible. You are unlikely to land a job after an internship.

Other Employee Reviews for Penguin Group

  1. Enriching and a solid place to work overall.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Publicist
    Current Employee - Publicist
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation time Halloween party Atmosphere of books Summer hours

    Cons

    very low pay initially Bad location


  2. Helpful (1)

    Entry-level Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant
    Current Employee - Production Assistant
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Penguin Group is a strong, renowned company. It's one of the top 5 book publishers. They offer great benefits and perks (free books, 3 weeks vacation starting out, 2 personal days, 6 sick days, Christmas week off, annual Halloween party, company-wide small bonus in April).

    Cons

    It all really depends on who your supervisors and managers are but, if people don't leave the company or move up in rank, you don't advance much and can stay stuck before management level.

    Advice to Management

    Verbally recognize and validate your employee's good work. Promote your employees. Don't show a preference for your work-friends over your other employees--keep work and your personal life separate.


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