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Positioned for growth

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Strong CEO who is committed to transformation and is making it happen
Unlocking value in media industry transforming to data, digital, information company
Ability to execute on initiatives

Cons

Transformation is hard takes work but extremely rewarding

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Seeing a real focus, continue to hire new capabilities and focus on specific strategic initiatives - stauy on plan

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lack of diversity and no chance of growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Laid back office, able to wear casual attire day to day.

    Cons

    -Lack of diversity (I am one of 3 minorities within my group and about 1 of 6 with the NY office)
    -Roles are not clear and or defined and as a result leaves individuals performing 5 different roles while being greatly underpaid for 1 role
    -The 401k option is horrible (they do not match!)
    -Little to no room for growth. There are very little to no opportunities for individuals to grow within the company.
    -Compensation sucks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to those in lower level positions and create opportunities for growth. The company can not grow if it only pays attention to upper management and has little to no options for talented individuals to grow within the company. Also a lackluster weekly Monday breakfast is not an incentive to make people want to stay in their current roles. The overall culture of the company is horrible and lacking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Penton Cleveland office

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Cooperative and helpful employees, business casual dress, has a health plan.

    Cons

    Continual layoffs and downsizing. Consequently, morale is low. No 401k match. Office may close in a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top N.Y. management doesn't seem to know what to do with the business segments in the Cleveland office. Most of the people who understood these segments have left. Now the best thing would probably be to spin off these entities to owners who understand the businesses in this office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Penton Response

    Aug 15, 2013Chief Talent Officer

    Penton is transforming into a strategic information and marketing solutions and has readjusted its business to grow with the changes in the business-to-business publishing industry.

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