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Penton Overview

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New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
Informa
1892
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
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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Penton CEO David Kieselstein
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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Penton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quite a bit of freedom/autonomy, depending on your direct supervisor and role with the company. Excellent insurance benefits, solid overall compensation package. Outstanding product and service offerings.

    Cons

    No 401k match (although that will change with Informa's acquisition of Penton), support/product teams aren't often aligned with the sales mission.

    Advice to Management

    Inculcate a culture among support/product teams that emphasizes the critical importance of the sales function, rather than allowing various fiefdoms to act as though sales is an obstacle to be overcome rather than the critical function of revenue generation.

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Penton Photos

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Penton Interviews

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    Digital Content Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    No Offer
    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

  • Natural Products Expo West - 25 Top Fastest Growth Shows in 2013, EXPO Magazine, 2014
  • Timothy White Award, ABM, 2014
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