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Helpful (3)

Interesting time to work at Penton

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Penton full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Penton is a living hell. Run Away Fast

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Marketing Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Penton full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - They make you feel like you're the best employee in the world when they hire you - HR are very clever people. They encourage "good people" to write nice comments about the company online

    Cons

    - You do 2-3 people jobs because so many had left before they hired you. So, basically you'll have to be the b*tch - Self-important, bossy and thoughtless management aka the Sorority (directors, market leaders, VPs). If you make it to the club, you belong at Penton - Management treat employees like morons although they have NO idea what's going on in the tech world, social media,... to improve the business - Your co-workers are overworked, unmotivated, boring and only working to work because they have to pay the bills (all the smart people already left) - HR is extremely unprofessional. They even promote politics in the office and only hang out with the "right people"

    Advice to Management

    Just get sold to another Media company who can manage your assets better. Wasserstein (the parent company) should just sell you off and invest in something else. Except for 2-3 pubs, most of Penton's online properties are a bunch of worthless URLs.

    Penton Response

    Aug 15, 2013 – Chief Talent Officer

    Penton values the expertise its Employees bring to the company. Collectively we offer the industries we support, as well as our clients, a great deal of knowledge. Penton has also assembled a ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    Laid back.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Penton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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