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A downward spiral.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Collins, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

I worked at Penton full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Super casual environment: dogs at your desk, shorts and sandals, beer fridge, slide, lakeside patio.

Cons

Innate sense of when am I going to be next in line for layoffs. Waste of talented folks. Sales seems to be the only folks getting any attention from managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Kieselstein seems to be a step in the right direction. I just didn't want to wait around to find out.

Doesn't Recommend
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Nov 6, 2013Chief Talent Officer

Thank you for writing. Penton is committed to fostering an environment that allows its employees to thrive.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Penton full-time

    Pros

    Some really amazingly talented people, hard working people.

    Cons

    Workload can be very overwhelming, sexist senior management, no career development the performance goals are insignificant. It's way too white. There is a notable absence of diversity. Get rid of the "clubs" in management, when the same people are making all the decisions for years, the focus is very narrow-minded and not open to new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to take a look at the good old boys club. Need to think digitally and behave digitally. Print is dying.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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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 for 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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