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Bonnier Reviews

Updated 24 Oct 2019

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2 Ratings
  1. "better than average"

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    Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier

    Pros

    great, supportive employers who encourage growth

    Cons

    short-staffed, staff overworked and constantly downsizing

    Bonnier2011-04-04
  2. "Great colleagues but poor salary"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bonnier

    Pros

    Great colleagues and great magazines.

    Cons

    Poor salary and high staff turnover

    Bonnier2017-10-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "great job, bad manegement"

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    Former Contractor - Editor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier for more than a year

    Pros

    Great job--loved the people I worked with and the stuff i worked on.

    Cons

    Poor management and no ability to rise the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate and nurture talent.

    Bonnier2014-05-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Though most people are professional, the prospects for Bonnier to grow in the digital age are poor."

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    Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier

    Pros

    Bonnier has an excellent HR department and good benefits. Nice office, too.

    Cons

    Bonnier really has no clue or commitment on how to leverage their online businesses. There are cumbersome overlaps in sales territories with the result that any one account manager may be the 5th or 6th person to call on an agency in any given week. All the business units act independently with no efficiencies across audiences. Stay away from any 'cross-brand' duties - the inanity will unnerve you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people to fix your problems without resources or mandate. Come up with a committed strategy and figure out who's steering the new media ship. Having an Ipad ad is not a strategy.

    Bonnier2011-03-18
  5. "Foot-in-the-door in magazine publishing industry on the editorial side"

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    Intern - Freelancer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends

    I worked at Bonnier

    Pros

    The magazine employs some very talented editors and hires impressive freelancers. The experience from this editorial internship is invaluable and really teaches a lot about the intricacies of magazine publishing.

    Cons

    The company does not fully integrate interns within the company. Assertive applicants need only apply.

    Advice to Management

    Give more feedback to interns upon completion of term based on performance. The potential to help interns grow professionally was not fully realized by senior management. An entrance interview setting goals professional goals for the interns and exit interview to review performance should be mandatory. The experience was very worthwhile, but more guidance would have added to this great magazine publishing experience.

    Bonnier2008-09-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "A company with no future"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You don't have to work overtime

    Cons

    Toxic company culture, management only focuses on the short term, low salaries, massive competition between departments

    Bonnier2019-10-24
  7. "Old and new"

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    Current Employee - Data Specialist 

    I have been working at Bonnier full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, autonomy, and competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Old, struggling company having a hard time adapting to the new media landscape.

    Bonnier2019-04-14
  8. "Nice workplace, difficult to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice corporate culture and values Many opportunities within company to change role/position Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Internal politics Difficult to work across business areas Often heavy workload Attempting to change and adapt to the modern media landscape, but haven’t found their foothold yet, which means constant changes in organisation.

    Bonnier2018-11-07
  9. "Controllest of controllers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Bonnier full-time

    Pros

    It was quite nice all the time

    Cons

    Too less free tee but too much coggee

    Bonnier2018-04-03
  10. "No longer a startup"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bonnier full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generous summits! Entrepreneurial culture and nice colleges

    Cons

    Internal communications problems. A lots of politics within the company.

    Bonnier2018-02-06
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