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Internship: Positive atmosphere; little to no career opportunities

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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.

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    Enriching and a solid place to work overall.

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    Current Employee - Publicist
    Current Employee - Publicist

    I have been working at Penguin Group

    Pros

    Vacation time
    Halloween party
    Atmosphere of books
    Summer hours

    Cons

    very low pay initially
    Bad location

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Entry-level Review

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

    I have been working at Penguin Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Approves of CEO
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