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Updated August 10, 2015
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  1. Created videos for Playboy, good experience all around

    Former Employee - Freelance Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Freelance Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Playboy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast approvals and good balance of supportive notes and hands-off philosophy

    Cons

    Project may have gotten lost in all the new videos being produced for the new site launch


  2. Helpful (3)

    sad company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Playboy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some really talented good people who work here, but don't expect them to stay.

    Cons

    Upper management cares only about their bonuses and inner circle. They care nothing about the value employees can bring. Departments are kept very separate leaving many opportunities for the brand silenced, underutilized or ignored. Employee opinions are rarely heard even if they are experts in their area. Decisions are often left to upper managers who do not work on the key areas they are making major decisions about that effect the company as a whole. Even the most dedicated, professional people will be left feeling why bother.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Career Limbo

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Playboy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and incredibly laid back culture.

    Cons

    There was a severe deficiency in competent leadership whom lacked any concept of loyalty to its employees, some of which had been working there for decades. Compensation was incredibly low for a lot of people, unless you were a member of said incompetent leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Consider thinking about anyone other than yourselves for a moment.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Pre-Press

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Playboy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company when it was headquartered in Chicago IL

    Cons

    None to speak of...but leaving Chicago for L.A. didn't push sales of the magazine...but it made a few upper management people who didn't want to live in Chicago happy.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Terrible company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Snacks. Hot girls walk around the office.

    Cons

    No strategy. Not profitable. Terrible executives who are lost.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your roots.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, Bright Future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Playboy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Besides the obvious perks of the office, digital is at its beginnings and there is room for growth. A lot of room for responsibility.

    Cons

    Not always about team work, some people are in it to benefit only themselves and not the company.

    Advice to Management

    Give credit to middle tier employees who are the backbone of the company


  8. Nice company to work for

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    Former Employee - Online Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Playboy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment. Payroll is OK. Lots of beautiful girls. Nice location in Los Angeles. And there is high potential to grow.

    Cons

    Always work over time. High pressure. Sometimes people got fired.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time talking with employees and really listen to their advice.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Playboy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong brand, friendly co-workers, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Poor leadership from the top, no loyalty, bad benefits, low compensation, little room for growth


  10. Helpful (6)

    One more great Brand down the toilett

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    Former Employee - Licensing in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Licensing in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Playboy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people and office culture were the best when I was working there. That is the only reason to stay. Learning from experienced people was also a plus.

    Cons

    CEO and new C level leadership has no sense of what to do with the company. Hired to many new outside people that jumped in and thought they new best, they only succeeded in alienating existing staff. Too many cooks in the kitchen syndrome.

    Advice to Management

    Share more information on the health of the company.


  11. Final Days in Chicago

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    Former Employee - Photo Editor & Layout Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Photo Editor & Layout Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Playboy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Top-notch creative collaborative team environment responsible for both Web and Print Liberal working environment I was afforded a chance for professional growth Worked for an American Icon Got to see the end of an era but also got to be part of an era...no matter how little time I spent there

    Cons

    Our department was disbanded upon move to LA VERY low pay - to start out

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on for as long as you can...



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