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Interesting time to work at Penton

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Penton full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Strong executive leadership who are working hard to improve communication and structure
Very clear corporate strategy
Have emerged in strong financial position
Some impressive, passionate workers with deep ties to their industries and/or job function
Opportunities for tech and quant experts seeking family-friendly corporate culture

Cons

Still some sorting and structuring to work out, particularly with marketing functions
Devil in details, still need to see commitment to staffing the "doer" level not just leadership and strategic hires

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Structure, define and communicate roles and responsibilities clealy. Make clear where working smarter is required, but staff up in operational functions that have been stretched pretty thin.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    What Sorority were you in

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penton full-time

    Pros

    Casual attire, flexible schedule depending on who you report to, dog friendly unless you or your dog gets on someones badside, good location if you live in or around the "county"

    Cons

    Salaries and promotions are reserved for those in the sorority. These members are identified as Directors and many of these are horrible managers without standards or accountabilty for their actions, attendence, spendatures.
    Very top heavy and centalizing the jobs of the ones that actually make it happen.
    The benefit of working on Pearl St is expressed as a reason for low salary ranges.
    CYA is the name of the game as the stuff rolls and is thrown downhill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to trim the top level fat. Hold your Directors accountable as they get away with treating the employees poorly, extensive timeoff and huge spendatures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid back.

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    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Penton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Laid back. Dog Friendly. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is awful. Consolidate several jobs into one and then don't compensate for the extra work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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