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Becoming more focused and growth-oriented, attempting to tackle the digital content shift.

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Current Employee - Editorial Management in New York, NY
Current Employee - Editorial Management in New York, NY

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

Most of its publications/products are leaders in their markets, which bodes relatively well for job security, although in publishing everyone's job is pretty vulnerable (see "Cons" below.)

Cons

Rooted in the publishing industry, which is going through some difficult times. Print products will likely continue to shed readership (and staff), and digital products just aren't picking up fast enough to absorb the declines.

Advice to Management

Accelerate inter-division cooperation on content and platforms. It seems there are a lot more opportunities to share selected content among different properties.

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  1. Penton is positioned well for the future

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    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

    Current leadership is transforming company from publishing to digital/data and there is a positive strategy for the future emerging after several dicey years.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits--below par in some geographic areas.

    Advice to Management

    Fill open positions more quickly—company is too lean at this point and covering for open positions puts a huge strain on existing staff.

    Compensate well to retain the good talent that currently exists within. A lot of outside hiring occurring—new blood is good—also remember the tremendous talent pool that already exists inside.

  2. 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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