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Typical Company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Accountant in Cleveland, OH
Current Employee - Accountant in Cleveland, OH
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Overall, the people who work at Penton are friendly. Additionally, Penton has a nice holiday schedule - nearly every national holiday and early release on the day before a holiday.

Cons

Top management has changed frequently over the past few years, which is a positive if you don't care for a particular CEO/CFO/etc....just wait a year or two and there will be a new one. Unfortunately, this takes away from the overall long term vision of the company since every leader has a different idea as to what direction to take Penton in. Additionally, it seems as though every change in management brings the loss of a perk previously enjoyed by employees. Finally, there is no 401k match, which is a definite downside.

Advice to Management

Open communication. David Kieselstein has done a wonderful job at keep employees informed on major changes; however, middle management still needs to open communication lines. Possibly it's the nature of the beast, but no matter how many training courses you provide to middle management, it seems like nothing changes in the way that they interact with their direct reports.

Penton Response

Nov 6, 2013 – Chief Talent Officer

Thank you for your post. The senior management at Penton are diligently working to fostering a transparent environment that’s pleasant for its employees. We strive for the company to be a ... More

Other Employee Reviews for Penton

  1. Helpful (4)

    Good and Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    It's been a bit of a wild-ride, but overall rewarding.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Editor in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has some of the most dedicated, quality-minded employees that I've ever worked with. My co-workers are friendly, collegial--people anyone would enjoy getting to know better.

    Cons

    Pace can be crazy-busy; goals and expectations change rapidly (though media is in a period of reinvention, so perhaps that is to be expected).

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the lower-ranking employees; they have more good ideas than you might think.


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