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Great work life balance, and opportunity for those who take initiative

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO
Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO

I have been working at Penton full-time (more than 5 years)

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

Pros

Work life balance, casual environment, friendly people. Lots of opportunities to learn new skill sets. All managers I have had are very open to me pursuing new opportunities, taking on new responsibilities, trying different things.

Cons

Advancement will not just come naturally. Salaries below industry benchmarks. Since there's not much middle management, you have to be proactive in career development and training. Also it can be easy to get pigeon-holed in your job if you're not careful.

Advice to Management

Promote from within - when your A players see a lot of the top talent coming from outside, and not being cultivated from inside, they get discouraged and leave.

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    Positioned for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penton full-time

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

    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 Management

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

  2. Just joined Penton. Very exciting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penton full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    After many years in online businesses, I was looking for a place with lots of opportunity solid business opportunity and inherent value where I could lead big ideas. Penton, fits this profile and is in a huge transition and are truly positioned and organizing to succeed in a new digital world of publishing. The communication and morale is very good and I definitely feel enabled to take great ideas (new and old) to market.

    Cons

    Penton has been a traditional print company for over 100 years. While a huge strength in having over 15 B2B market verticals locked into their brands, there are challenges in the organization to embrace change where it challenges their memory and skills, which are based on success in the past that does not exist today. This is not a critical blocker, but something to navigate and understand. If you know how to (and enjoy being) an agent of change, it's a welcome opportunity. If not, beware.

    Advice to Management

    Clear the path for the future. take no prisoners.

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