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  1. "Outdated technologies and lack of QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bauer Consumer Media full-time

    Pros

    It's fun to watch the media types go about their business and you can take part in some of the magazines that are published by the company

    Cons

    The technologies in use for the majority of the websites are outdated. There is a lack of QA and software engineering best practices are not followed.
    Focus is on arbitrary coding standards and not on the quality of work produced.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the website bolt on of your company as a software company because that is what it produces. Follow the practices that are widely accepted as industry best practices for software engineering.


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    "Worst job of my life."

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    • 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.

  3. "Not so Active Peterborough"

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    • 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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