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www.penton.com
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

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Penton CEO David Kieselstein
David Kieselstein
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  • "Friendly co-workers but outdated and uninspiring work"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Penton part-time

    Pros

    + Friendly co-workers
    + Good location in Manhattan
    + Nice-sized office with tons of free coffee, tea and the occasional free food

    Cons

    - Work is boring and uninspiring
    - Co-workers are friendly but are mostly on the older side, so if you are younger, you may feel out of place
    - High turn-around
    - Most people looked tired and overworked, doesn't seem to enjoy their jobs
    - Low pay

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Penton Interviews

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    Digital Content Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
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    Negative Experience
    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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