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  1. "Contract Worker - Melbourne"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor Contract in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Editor Contract in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    AMAZING corporate culture
    Wonderful, talented staff
    Great teamwork
    Really really supportive culture
    Perks

    Cons

    Pay :(
    Perhaps more social functions for staff

    Advice to Management

    Pay more.


  2. "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Digital Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Digital Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bauer Consumer Media as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is very transparent and always open to implementing new stuff. The tech stack is always evolving and using the latest technologies. This company is great for learning and using the most cutting edge technologies. The team is also moving to open sourcing some of their own technologies, which will be exciting! Great work life balance, I have been here for 4 months and had never needed to work over time.

    Cons

    Not a lot of very challenging tech problems, mostly handled by vendors and external parties (such as social media login). Not a lot of perks like other tech companies (food, drinks, t-shirt) but then again this isn't a tech company. Sometimes beer will be supplied thats about it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, it's awesome! I would like to see some inhouse built solutions rather than using 3rd party for almost everything though.


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    "Worst job of my life."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free tea and coffee
    A few great colleagues

    Cons

    Too many managers
    Too many lazy colleagues who hide behind others
    Company reputation massively tarnished in the area making your job impossible
    Targets unrealistic
    High staff turnover
    Management have no real understanding of what it's like being on the ground
    No company perks as they are all only for the staff in London.

    Advice to Management

    Hand in your resignation before you suck all the life out of all your employees.


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  5. "Limited Career Progression, Media not growing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bauer Consumer Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Receive free magazines
    Relative work life balance
    International company

    Cons

    Bit of a boys club
    Limited career progression
    Creative personalities can lead to office politics
    No workplace culture
    Despite being an international company no opportunities to work overseas

    Advice to Management

    Open up more senior management roles for career progression through the ranks
    Build up more of a culture - currently no sense of community within the comp


  6. "Very well ran organized."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Photographer in Roman (Romania)
    Current Contractor - Photographer in Roman (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bauer Consumer Media as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Details Oriented, Friendly, Courteous. Hire the best talent, Pay well.

    Cons

    Location. Need to get more office for remote personnel

    Advice to Management

    Think out of the box


  7. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media and Syndications Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Digital Media and Syndications Associate in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Bauer Consumer Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're looking to get involved with media, this is the place. Great people, great work environment, and great place to learn.

    Cons

    Getting sponsored to stay in the country is difficult.


  8. "Not so Active Peterborough"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are no real consequences for your actions, so it doesn't matter if you reach target or not, they probably won't bin you.

    Cons

    Highly political run by people who have been in the busines for years and years and have no idea of how things are done elsewhere. This makes them arrogant and narrow visioned.

    Advice to Management

    Compare Bauer to organisations other than EMAP to get a bench mark for standards & areas for improvement. Look at the broad base of companies within the UK to see sales standards and productivity management standards. The fact that something is new to Bauer does not make it unique or innovative.



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