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Awesome place to work

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Former Employee - Freelance Designer in New York, NY
Former Employee - Freelance Designer in New York, NY

I worked at Playboy as a contractor (more than a year)

Pros

great environment, very fun. down to earth people

Cons

slow process employment, low salary

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Both the best and worst place I've ever worked

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Playboy

    Pros

    Playboy is a company that has some really great benefits. The parties and the lifestyle are very cool.

    Cons

    One of the most poorly structured companies I've ever worked for. More VPs with silo'd divisions unwilling to cooperate with each other for fear of being proved incompetent. One of the most hyper-political companies with an incredibly talented staff most set up against each other instead of united in common goals. MBA textbooks written in 1985 could prescribe fixes to these organizational issues.

    Senior management has been looting the place for years which resulted in near bankruptcy that was staved off by allowing a private equity firm to take the company private and sell off or license every division. Understandable, but awful to work for.

    Playboy has basically eliminated or outsourced most of their workforce. Much of the company is run by the Canadian porn company Manwin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, Challenging, and a bit Screwed Up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Playboy

    Pros

    Fun work environment, great subject matter, pro-feminist attitudes, more than 50% of workforce is female, amazing art collection

    Cons

    Just closed Chicago office and moved to LA. Sold off and licensed most of its business units. 10 years ago they had more than 500 employees. By 2013 I bet they have close to 50. They are outsourcing everything.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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