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Penske Media Career Development FAQ

Read what Penske Media employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Penske Media has a career opportunities rating of 3.9.

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7 English questions out of 7

September 9, 2021

How are career development opportunities at Penske Media?

Pros

PMC is very 'digital first' which is refreshing compared to the old guard media companies that still seem overly focused on print publications. the company is growing very rapidly so lots of opportunity to try now things and advance career Lots of focus internally on DE&I: employee affinity groups are nice, I've attended some guest speaker sessions that advocates for different groups: people of color, women, etc.

Cons

the pace of digital media isn't for the faint of heart! Workload gets high around various times of the year. In the case of my brand, its due to very high ad sales and sponsorship Sometimes the rapid growth is a little challenging in terms of resources.

the company is growing very rapidly so lots of opportunity to try now things and advance career

September 9, 2021

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January 4, 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at Penske Media?

Pros

I have genuinely enjoyed working at Penske—I have learned a lot and have really developed as a writer. The company hosts a lot of fun events for employees, and I have been given many opportunities to venture into other avenues outside of my job title, which I feel has really helped me develop as a professional. From attending events and interviewing celebrities, I have had a lot of fun during my time here. The general vibe of the workplace is good, and everyone is really friendly. The building has an open floor plan, which bothered me at first, but I actually feel like it helped me get to know other people better and work more collaboratively with my fellow writers. I also love my editors!

Cons

Large workload. Can be high stress.

Advice to Management

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The company hosts a lot of fun events for employees, and I have been given many opportunities to venture into other avenues outside of my job title, which I feel has really helped me develop as a professional.

January 4, 2021

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March 3, 2021

Does Penske Media have any sort of mentoring program?

Pros

I interned at Variety for 6 months during the pandemic, and although there was no in-person coverage, other staffers ensured we had plenty of opportunities to cover events and stories that interested us. The work environment is also very friendly, and they genuinely want you to ask questions and learn about entertainment news through the internship.

Cons

The workload ranges, but at times it is hard to keep up on busier days. But the intern coordinator always has your back and makes sure the workload slows to the point that it becomes doable!

The work environment is also very friendly, and they genuinely want you to ask questions and learn about entertainment news through the internship.

March 3, 2021

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February 15, 2021

How are promotions handled at Penske Media?

Pros

- nice offices - prestigious publications - interesting people

Cons

- lack resources for people on the creative side (to the extent it made it difficult to perform our jobs) - low salary and little to no work life balance - insists no room for promotions but is happy to promote white male executives near constantly - health insurance super expensive - no diversity and despite efforts to address that (after employees demanded it in full force) nothing changed - executives despite being out of touch do not see their employees as people worthy of having an opinion despite it usually being in their best interest (make their publication not sound tone deaf, racist, sexist, etc.) and are inflexible when it comes to evolving with the times it's exhausting - not an environment for anyone to ever express their opinions or concerns - HR is the worst I have ever had to deal with—not helpful, any concerns you raise will be forwarded to the top, just not good at their jobs

Advice to Management

- pay people more especially creatives - work on your diversity problem - foster an environment for actual dialogue especially when it comes to your conceited out of touch white males at the top - actually work to promote work life balance - get people in HR who actually know how to foster a healthy work environment

insists no room for promotions but is happy to promote white male executives near constantly

February 15, 2021

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July 6, 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Penske Media?

Pros

Relevant brands, exciting projects, smart and driven employees

Cons

Poor management structure, nonexistent onboarding procedures, overworked employees with minimal training

Poor management structure, nonexistent onboarding procedures, overworked employees with minimal training

July 6, 2021

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