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Its okay

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

I have been working at Penton full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Flexibility, not a "clock in" type of organization, good co-workers.

Cons

No clear opportunities for advancement.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for entry level

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good people, casual work environment, decent health benefits, some vacation & holidays.

    Cons

    Poorly run company, no clear path for advancement, no on-the-job learning / professional development opportunities, inadequate tools (especially technology), unprofessional senior management, generally poor communication within our group and throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop expanding the corporation and start improving the businesses already in-house. More importantly though, stick to your word. If you say you are going to provide professional development opportunities or strive to organize better, than you should at least make it look like you are doing those things, rather than simply giving it lip-service and dropping the subject after a few months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Penton Response

    Nov 6, 2013Chief Talent Officer

    We have assembled a talented team of individuals to transform Penton into a strategic information and marketing solutions company. These individuals bring a vast amount of knowledge to Penton. We ... More

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sweatshop for editors

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor

    I have been working at Penton (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    New president Kieselsten is a refreshing change from past presidents; more strategic, human and big-picture.

    Cons

    The workload for editors is crushing and totally overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Touch base with the creatives who produce the product. It seems to me that upper management's bonuses seriously compromise the quality of the information produced and is morally untenable in terms of employee health and lifestyle metrics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Penton Response

    Nov 6, 2013Chief Talent Officer

    We appreciate your post.

    Penton is committed to fostering an environment that’s engaging and pleasant for it’s employees. We value the work that all of our employees deliver. We appreciate all
    ... More

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