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Centaur Media Business Development Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2020

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Centaur Media CEO Swag Mukerji
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2 Ratings
  1. "Step in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, working from home arrangement, generous workplace pension scheme, good benefits, good technology (Surface Pro laptop and phone), friendly people, We Work Waterloo location is great. Commission schemes are competitive, salaries are generous but you have to negotiate this yourself.

    Cons

    The management is slightly tired and does not bring together the other teams and does not communicate commercially sensitive information/updates. Some managers are totally unqualified to sufficiently do the job or manage the team effectively to help them achieve their potential.

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    Centaur Media2020-04-02
  2. "First Job"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - New Offices - Good Holiday Scheme - Career Planning

    Cons

    - Salary Progression - Targets often unrealistic

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    Centaur Media2019-12-05
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Absolute Joke of a Company"

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    Former Employee - Business Development 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centaur Media full-time

    Pros

    There's a tap which dispenses hot water

    Cons

    Absolutely everything. The office is a disgrace, the toilets are a disgrace, the kitchen facilities are a disgrace. The lifts never work. The areas outside the toilets actually stink of urine and faeces.

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    Centaur Media2019-10-07
  4. "An enjoyable place to work with great people"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centaur Media full-time

    Pros

    The people, offices will be improving to a WeWork, good management team, commission.

    Cons

    Poor kitchen facilities and toilets

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    Centaur Media2019-09-02
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Rats deserting the sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your next job will feel like a lottery win

    Cons

    Too many to mention. If Russian Gulags ran Media Publishers, Centaur would be the blueprint. The maxim, 'Beatings will continue until morale improves' is clearly the CEO's ultimatum to all that kneel before her. For any job hunters seriously considering Centaur, avoid this company like the plague. I dare say the positive reviews are written by HR or the Profit Centre Managers (an oxymoron at Centaur).

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    Centaur Media2019-08-21
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible Terrible Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Centaur Media full-time

    Pros

    rooftop access for yoga great location

    Cons

    Please don't read these reviews and think "meh, it's just a few disgruntled old employees". The company is being run into the ground and should be avoided like the plague. Ever-increasing targets in a declining market - The targets across every portfolio are constantly rising to make up for a history underperformance. As a result, teams are under never-ending pressure to hit targets that are, quite frankly, completely beyond reach. It also means earning any commission or bonuses here is rarer than steak tartare. Management is truly, truly awful - Dreadful management is the main reason that the turnover is so alarmingly high at Centaur Media. Most managers are underqualified and undertrained with little to no understanding of our products, services and capabilities. The management across Marketing Week, Creative Review and Design Week are particularly bad - I do not use the term “bully” lightly when I say that management across these portfolios actively bully employees they don’t like, using them as scapegoats to cover their own backs when sales numbers are down (which is all the time). A boss should be a leader, but the only thing they lead are their Staffordshire terriers at the weekend. Say goodbye to all of your existing customers - Its public knowledge that in October of 2018, the company had reported a Year-on-year drop in share price by 22%. The response for higher management was to sell whatever you can, for whatever price possible, as soon as possible to quickly up next quarters numbers. Clients who were previously paying 30-40K for an advertisement package were being offered the same thing for 10-15K if they could sign instantly. As a result, yes, centaur have increased their share price, but on a very short-term basis. Having seen this happening first hand, I wholeheartedly see the company going down in a ball of flames in the next 24 months. I also pity the fool that takes on the new sales role and has to re-sell 40k packages to companies that paid so much less a few months prior… The company needs a serious rethink before it 1, going under. And 2, Ends up driving an employee too far (the rooftop is easy to access and an impressive 8 floors high...).

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    Centaur Media2019-07-19
  7. Helpful (9)

    "I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy"

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    Business Development Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centaur Media for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perfect location and some of the people are cool

    Cons

    I could literally write an encyclopedia. In all honesty, you can't please anyone. But the fact is, here.... It is an absolute joke of a place to work. Ignore any of the positive comments you see on their profile... HR have asked the "teacher's pets" to leave positive reviews so it doesn't look too bad. The entire organisation is a shambles and they hide it extremely well. I just wish the board of directors would wake up, stop buying the rubbish Andria keeps feeding them and replace her with someone whose forward thinking and actually cares about her employees. That will then change up the whole business. You'll see for yourself.... You'll be extremely positive because the person you interviewed with will sell you the dream. Within the first month of your employment you will know exactly what the true colours of that hell hole are. You have to be friends with the right people.... And that means you've got to be prepare to do some serious, deep brown nosing. If you're reserved and keep yourself to yourself... you're treated like an outcast and they will look for a way to get rid of you. Working here is a HUGE gamble and there are much MUCH MUCH better paid jobs with better cultures etc out there. Ask anyone in the company if they're truly happy?!

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    Centaur Media2018-07-25
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, few opportunities for progression"

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    • Senior Management
    Business Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centaur Media

    Pros

    Some really amazing brands and really inspiring individuals. Also there is a real drive to innovate in certain areas.

    Cons

    Pay is miserable and commission schemes are often changed on a half-year or even quarterly basis sometimes meaning you don't know whether you are coming or going. Also some portfolio teams are all renewals at huge amounts and they don't work at all while others work hard for little result. Many decent sales people have left

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    Centaur Media2015-08-19
  9. "Not good"

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    Business Development Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Centaur Media

    Pros

    some good brands and healthy magazines

    Cons

    Mgmt are out of their depth. little understanding of new media. Staff skills are lacking, and sales staff are treated like scum.

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    Centaur Media2011-03-10

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