Penton
2.6 of 5 107 reviews
www.penton.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Co-workers are the best, management is out to lunch.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

Pros- fascinating industry
- creative atmosphere
- the best co-workers anywhere
- casual office environment

Cons- totally clueless management; revolving door C-level
- layoffs so frequent and without warning, staff works in a constant state of paranoia
- hefty bonuses at the top, while benefits costs go up for line employees
- management levels WAY too top-heavy; positions not appointed on merit or knowledge
- skeleton crew at the staff level, but the amount of work only increases

Advice to Senior ManagementImmediately ditch the approach that the best way to increase the bottom line is to keep decreasing headcount. Staff are over-worked and very much unappreciated. Realize, and ACKNOWLEDGE, that the staff have kept the company afloat for the last decade and more, through all the bad times. The company could flourish without all the VPs, but would go under in a week without the line employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awful, awful and more awful!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Penton full-time


    Pros: Talented people and friendly colleagues. Cons: Low pay, sexist senior management, lack of communication from senior management and lack of feedback on performance. I can't stress how the combination of… Advice to Senior Management: COMMUNICATE! I've never worked for a company with so much politics and little communication. Sr. Management needs… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    NEEDS TOTAL HOUSE CLEANING AT THE TOP IN ORDER TO BE PROGRESSIVE

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Penton


    Pros: Flex Hours, coffee, family friendly Cons: Complacency due to job insecurity, Senior management rarely changes while those below are constantly being… Advice to Senior Management: Senior management need to start looking within themselves for the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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