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Bonnier Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "great job, bad manegement"

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

    I worked at Bonnier as a contractor (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.


  2. "better than average"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great, supportive employers who encourage growth

    Cons

    short-staffed, staff overworked and constantly downsizing

  3. Helpful (1)

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

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

    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.


  4. "Foot-in-the-door in magazine publishing industry on the editorial side"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Freelancer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Intern - Freelancer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends

    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Should be great but!!!"

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    Former Employee - Financial in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bonnier full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location - some good imprints - nice teams

    Cons

    Awful management - which stems from very top - says they are open then witch hunt if you give criticism.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on staff not ego driven summer parties - when staff don’t get pay increases - bosses spend like crazy on pointless parties it feels your taking the mickey from staff that work hard and have had no ride in pay for years.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Good luck working with Igloo Books"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No pros working with igloo books. Management are appalling, stuck in the dark ages

    Cons

    If you decide to take a job with igloo books you must be crazy. Very bad management, poor working conditions, treat people like dirt.

    Advice to Management

    I hope Bonnier sack all of the management team.


  7. "Great publishing house with great people, trying hard to understanding the commercial concept of the web."

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    Current Employee - Web Manager in Stockholm, Jämtland (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Web Manager in Stockholm, Jämtland (Sweden)
    Recommends

    Pros

    A reliable publishing house with long term commitment to producing quality magazines. Treats its emplyees good and fair. Gives people with good ideas the opportunity to develop and commercialize them.

    Cons

    Very big company which has a problem grasping the internet phenomenon. A bit old fashioned in certain ways in the management culture.

    Advice to Management

    Hire not only talented magazine professionals but also talented internet professionals and allow them to invest in new online titles. The organization is still very much focused on publishing print magazines, if they want to be a player in the online arena, they need to do changes in the organization structure to facilitate this.