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Management deserves the help it gets

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsCasual atmosphere, great people working in the brands, interesting work.

ConsI’ve enjoyed working in an a-hole-free zone for many years but, unfortunately, that changed when the company brought in another layer of management between my old boss and me. If this guy were here to offer advice, guidance, best practices and new ideas, then that would be great. But to report to this dude? He’s completely ignorant of our brands, our markets, our business model, the issues, our readers and our customers, but he’s determined to throw his weight around and be the big boss. And it’s not just me. He also has supervisory responsibilities over other markets about which he is equally clueless. He doesn’t know our most significant readers and customers from Adam’s off ox, and vice versa. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before he does something out of ignorance that pisses somebody off threatens revenues. I’ve complained to my old boss and he said that, for now, I will have to put up with this guy because upper management believes he’ll lead them to the Promised Land. It’s sad. I really loved this job. After all the years that I’ve been here, I’m now actively looking for another job.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou wouldn't have to offer a $1,250 bounty for recruiting new employees if you treated your current employees better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tons of opportunities--if you know the right people.

    Web Production Coordinator (Former Employee) New York, NY

    I worked at Penton full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Penton was a great place to work right out of undergrad, because I was working with a group of people who really believed… Cons: If the right people don't like you then there are no opportunities for career advancement, regardless of your talent. Half of the… Advice to Senior Management: Get to know the people who work for you so… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Company

    Accountant (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

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


    Pros: Overall, the people who work at Penton are friendly. Additionally, Penton has a nice… 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… Advice to Senior 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… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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