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"Positioned for growth"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Penton full-time

Pros

Strong CEO who is committed to transformation and is making it happen
Unlocking value in media industry transforming to data, digital, information company
Ability to execute on initiatives

Cons

Transformation is hard takes work but extremely rewarding

Advice to Management

Seeing a real focus, continue to hire new capabilities and focus on specific strategic initiatives - stauy on plan

Other Employee Reviews for Penton

  1. "Just joined Penton. Very exciting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    After many years in online businesses, I was looking for a place with lots of opportunity solid business opportunity and inherent value where I could lead big ideas. Penton, fits this profile and is in a huge transition and are truly positioned and organizing to succeed in a new digital world of publishing. The communication and morale is very good and I definitely feel enabled to take great ideas (new and old) to market.

    Cons

    Penton has been a traditional print company for over 100 years. While a huge strength in having over 15 B2B market verticals locked into their brands, there are challenges in the organization to embrace change where it challenges their memory and skills, which are based on success in the past that does not exist today. This is not a critical blocker, but something to navigate and understand. If you know how to (and enjoy being) an agent of change, it's a welcome opportunity. If not, beware.

    Advice to Management

    Clear the path for the future. take no prisoners.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Penton Cleveland office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cooperative and helpful employees, business casual dress, has a health plan.

    Cons

    Continual layoffs and downsizing. Consequently, morale is low. No 401k match. Office may close in a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Top N.Y. management doesn't seem to know what to do with the business segments in the Cleveland office. Most of the people who understood these segments have left. Now the best thing would probably be to spin off these entities to owners who understand the businesses in this office.

    Penton Response

    Aug 15, 2013 – Chief Talent Officer

    Penton is transforming into a strategic information and marketing solutions and has readjusted its business to grow with the changes in the business-to-business publishing industry.

    Penton’s... More

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