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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

Penton Reviews

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Penton CEO David Kieselstein
David Kieselstein
93 Ratings
  • "Great place to work, but needs investment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    I worked at Penton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Extremely capable colleagues who are passionate about what they do
    - Flexibility
    - Opportunities for career advancement (depending on the group)

    Cons

    - Lack of investment in both systems and people
    - Too much old-school mentality and baggage prevents Penton from moving forward
    - Separation between management and colleagues (management honestly tries, but perception is reality in this case)

    Advice to Management

    Don't hesitate to get rid of the old guard. Investment in the next 10 years, not the last 10 years.

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Penton Interviews

Experience

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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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