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Updated January 31, 2017
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  1. "Mixed Bag"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Executive in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Junior Executive in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Axel Springer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Insgesamt gut durchgesteuerter Laden
    - Massiver Talentaufbau in den letzten Jahre
    - Sehr angenehme Work Life Balance & Lunchkultur

    Cons

    - Stark politisch; zu wenig leistungsgetrieben
    - Für Frauen gibt es eine eindeutige "Glass Ceiling"
    - Zu EBITDA fokussiert => fahrig wirkende Entscheidungen, keine Geduld für neue Projekte


  2. "Fantastic company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamburg (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Axel Springer (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best reason to work here are the excellent people. The top management is also a class act and I loved working there!

    Cons

    They reduced their presence in Hamburg. But this did not change the very beneficial atmosphere of working there. There is nothing more to add.


  3. "Quite good"

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    Current Employee - IOS Developer in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - IOS Developer in Berlin (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Axel Springer full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quite good atmosphere, it is possible to have influence on strategic decisions from a position of programmer. Development and design deprtment work tightly together :)

    Cons

    Not super flexible time. Seems like a steorotypic corpo.

    Advice to Management

    Employes should be allowed to work in flexible time. It is quite vital to let programesr work sometimes 10h and sometimes just 5..


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  5. "Marketing and Branding Department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience with a lot of potential to learn and improve my Branding knowledge within a Media Corporation

    Cons

    Not so many options to grow within two years


  6. "Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)

    I worked at Axel Springer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work Life Balance and very friendly team atmosphare.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic structures and corporate culture.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Computer Engineering Intern at Axel Springer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Engineer Intern in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Computer Engineer Intern in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone takes your input/opinions seriously, Expected to do serious work even as an intern, Extremely friendly office, great location, nice office activities

    Cons

    Not an IT company so their systems are outdated and currently spend all their time migrating


  8. "Grafik Design"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, responsible team, detail oriented and very organized company. with clear goals and strong strategies.

    Cons

    So far I haven't found anything I don't like and I hope it remains that way..

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, i love the company

    Axel Springer Response

    Jun 8, 2015 – Referentin Personalmarketing

    Es freut uns, das dir das Arbeiten bei uns Spaß macht!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Axel Springer // Warsaw, Poland"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Senior managers are very competent leaders and strategists (most of them at least).
    - Opportunity to work with professionals from different backgrounds

    Cons

    - Considerably flat personal structure, making it very difficult if not impossible to rise in responsibilities in certain departments.
    - Role of certain departments is neglected despite their obvious participation in company's success.
    - Printed media are slowly moving towards demise.

    Advice to Management

    - In my opinion, the leaders of Axel Springer are doing already good job, although perhaps some procedures regarding personal growth should be verified. Otherwise Axel Springer is not going to attract the most talented employees.


  10. "Insgesamt empfehlenswert"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    geordnete Strukturen, nette Kollegen jeden Alters

    Cons

    sehr lange Entscheidungsprozesse, teilweise starre Strukturen

    Advice to Management

    Mitarbeiter mehr in Entscheidungsprozesse einbinden und schneller werden


  11. "Axel Springer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Sehr dynamisch: "Wenn Du Veränderung suchst, bleib bei Axel Springer"
    - Springer hat den Wettbewerbern voraus, dass es die Digitalisierung aggresiv angeht. Spürt man im gesamten Unternehmen.
    - Überwiegend offene Atmosphäre und freundliche Kollegen
    - AS legt sehr viel Wert auf Weiterbildung und hat ein sehr breites Angebot.
    - Mehrere Programme zur Förderung talentierter/wichtiger Mitarbeiter
    - Attraktive Gehaltsoptionen, die man sich allerdings in Verhandlungen erarbeiten muss.
    - Gute Kantine, nützlicher Concierge-Service im Haus

    Cons

    - Die oben genannte Dynamik gleicht manchmal einem "Trial and Error"-Spiel und der rote Faden bei großen Entscheidungen ist nicht immer sichtbar.
    - Interner IT-Support sehr schlecht: langsam, hält Versprechungen nicht ein ("Das Problem wird mit einem Patch übernächste Woche behoben!" - 6 Monate später ist immer noch nichts passiert.)
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    Advice to Management

    - über das Angebot eines Fitness-Studios nachdenken.
    - "Small is beautiful" --> Es mutet etwas seltsam an, wenn einerseits zu Kostendisziplin aufgerufen wird, andererseits aber Musikstars aus der USA auf der Weihnachtsparty auftreten.



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