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Penton Overview

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New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
1892
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic ... Read more

Penton Reviews

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  • "A fast-paced environment for journalists"

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    I worked at Penton full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to write, report and focus on your key areas of interest - a breeding ground (and really stepping stone) for talented journalists

    Cons

    Management was in disarray; constant turnover among middle and senior level management;

    Advice to Management

    Place more value on your human capital (rather than just external goals) and your business objectives will be achieved

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Penton Photos

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Penton Interviews

Experience

Experience
46%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
69%
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    Digital Content Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Penton (Boulder, CO) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Started out nicely, but then interviewer started asking ridiculous questions, as if she was interviewing a college intern. Condescending, patronizing...questions circled around the business at hand. I had the impression that this person had very little interviewing experience.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me what my "writing process" was. After 16 years of being a professional journalist and editor, my writing process is, 'get it done, make sure it's perfect, get it in on deadline.'   1 Answer
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Penton Awards & Accolades

  • Excellence in Digital Communication: Gold Winner, AVA Digital Award, 2015
  • Video Production/Marketing (Product) category for the NEXT Trend video(Gold), AVA Digital Award, 2015
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