PennWell Corporation

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roller coaster ride

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at PennWell Corporation

Pros

benefits
travel opportunities
incredible personnel
supposed potential for advancement

Cons

As mentioned by others; management is stuck in a warp of doing things the way they have always been done. That will kill the business; creativity is not valued and is evident by reactions to new ideas. Uber upper management is a joke and laughed at by employees. The building does smell and will strangle you if you breath deeply.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop with status quo; take a look at opportunities and ideas that you have overlooked. Growth by acquisition will only work for so long.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Great brands

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PennWell Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good and talented people work here. The benefits are decent. There is a real sense of community among the employees, they help and care for each other.

    Cons

    Decision making is disjointed. Departments are in silos most of the time. There tends to be a lot of meetings that are less than productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't know how a decision impacts your customer, find out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Upper Management is extremely incompetent; it trickles down.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Video Production in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Video Production in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    The only pro is the pay.

    Cons

    Tulsa HQ building is disgusting - infested with cockroaches, mold, etc. Most employees are not afforded even modern luxuries such as ergonomic chairs and desk situations. Management is so scattered and unfocused, and they are not knowledgable about their supposed niche. The environment absolutely quashes all possible creativity; the atmosphere is stifling and stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those younger people with built-in digital media experience? Let their ideas be heard and truly considered, perhaps even executed. What's the point in hiring an "expert" when you don't let them exercise their skillset effectively because you're blocking them at every turn?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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