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Updated Dec 3, 2019

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Bonnier Corporation CEO Eric Zinczenko
Eric Zinczenko
7 Ratings
  1. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Editor 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Access to amazing press opportunities Opportunities to work for legendary brands

    Cons

    Lots of turnover and lack of transparency from those in charge.

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    Bonnier Corporation2019-12-03
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Worst company I have ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Having a hard time thinking of any pros. Management at Bonnier Corp. is pretty clueless. Nobody with any real business talent is going to stay at this zombie company. It’s hilarious at this point. So at least it’s entertaining to watch them flail and continue to bleed money?

    Cons

    Race to the bottom as far as salaries and benefits are concerned. At this point it’s basically slave wages and if you don’t like it, there’s the door. Maybe that’s not too surprising since print magazines are basically dead. At this point it might actually make a good “Office”-style TV show. The finance department shipped off $1.5 million to Chinese hackers by accident — whoops! The CEO flew to FL to fire a senior Vice President who tried to save the company but in the most hilarious, stab-you-in-the-back kind of way. They bought a bunch of motorcycle magazines and then immediately shut them down. Had the WebDAV team redesign all the websites for all the brands and them laid all of them off. Hilarious. Evil and really dumb, but hilarious nonetheless. Company is in constant crisis mode, laying off staff, cutting budgets, reducing magazine frequency. They try anything they can think of to turn things around and nothing they do works, mainly because the mediocre management at Bonnier Corp. is terrible. The thing is, they never take a look in the mirror and think, maybe we’re the problem.

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    Bonnier Corporation2019-10-03
  3. "Clueless management, terrible pay"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There's nothing left of this company as senior managers just try to siphon a few more years of salary before the business totally implodes.

    Cons

    The pay is ridiculous, benefits are terrible and morale is very low ever since mass layoffs have meant the employees who remain are doing twice the work with no path for advancement

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    Bonnier Corporation2019-10-03
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Race and Gender Diversity Issues"

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    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Every desk has a chair and a telephone.

    Cons

    This company suffers from many things, not the least of which is a serious problem with racial and gender diversity among the management team. Go have a look for yourself on the Bonnier Corp website under "Our Company" and then "Management". Of the 14 people listed as management staff, 12 are phenotypically white and 12 are male. This means that 85% of the total management staff are white males. The six person executive team is 100% white male. Additionally, among the editorial staff of Bonnier's dwindling titles, there are very few people of color.

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    Bonnier Corporation2019-04-26
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    "Criminally Negligent Management"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of layoffs mean more person/square-footage ratio in the office!

    Cons

    Profit margins by zero-vision management are increased through a single means: staff layoffs en masse. I was laid off from a title that Bonnier killed after an 80-year run, having no clue how to handle the brand. Because of the company's mismanagement, the HR team botched my healthcare and extended my plan without telling me while I had already switched to another healthcare plan. This has happened to a number of former employees. As a result, I am in a endless communication loop about billing with several healthcare companies and Bonnier refuses to help fix this problem they caused. Do not under any circumstance take a job with this company, they have no idea what they're doing.

    Bonnier Corporation2019-04-16
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Employees are undervalued"

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at Bonnier Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked with great colleagues who were smart and dedicated.

    Cons

    A corporate culture that cared more about money than quality magazines and websites

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    Bonnier Corporation2018-03-29
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Slow & Steady Atrophy"

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are intelligent, experienced, and generally pleasant to be around. Editorial managers cared deeply about their staffs. The work was gratifying.

    Cons

    The publishing side of the magazine business was clueless, desperately clinging to an outdated business model supported by print ads. They had zero vision for how to evolve a media brand across multiple platforms, or how to generate revenue from anything other than print and digital display ads. The only way they knew how to meet their margins is to cut staff and resources, with no regard to how it would affect the brand's reputation as an authority on the subjects they cover.

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    Bonnier Corporation2018-01-19
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Under-qualified Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In the height of its day, magazines were staffed with writers that had a passion for travel, sports and adventure. Many of the writers and editors came from the field and were experts in their industries.

    Cons

    Looking at the brands that have closed in the last five years, it was not uncommon for underqualified editors to be prematurely promoted to high-level positions. The integrity, quality and life of many brands suffered because of this.

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    Bonnier Corporation2018-01-18
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Looking for job security? You won't find it here."

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    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance for the most part.

    Cons

    Sub-standard pay, high-deductible health care plan, 1 week paternity leave, unfulfilled promises from management, no office culture, depressing work environment, frequent layoffs and ongoing restructuring.

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    Bonnier Corporation2017-03-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bonnier Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Passionate, dedicated co-workers on the edit and business side. Prestige of some pretty top-notch brands.

    Cons

    Company is short-sighted at times; doesn't invest enough upfront in key areas (like digital editorial) to grow in the ways they want to.

    Bonnier Corporation2014-10-16

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