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Lonely Planet Editor Reviews

Updated Aug 31, 2016

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, changing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lonely Planet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of smart, thoughtful people who care about the LP products, with a great office culture. I'm still friends with many of my former co-workers.

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring and mission changes over the last several years after the company was sold to NC2 Media. Upper management not very good at communicating with employees. Not a lot of opportunity for internal advancement.

    Lonely Planet2016-08-31
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Clueless and dying"

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

    I have been working at Lonely Planet

    Pros

    The company still has plenty of kudos, and brand recognition is excellent. Travel is obviously part of the package. Opens doors.

    Cons

    As a freelance editor and writer Lonely Planet was a huge chunk of my life for over 10 years. More and more ridiculous demands are being made of us and the bureaucratic overload is appalling. A near-endless number of manuals and styling guides make getting anything done nigh-impossible. The atmosphere is toxic in the London office with Destination Editors hiring their non-qualified mates to do plumb jobs and taking freebies...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire some publishing professionals. You had a terrific pool of talent. LP's internet presence is still poor and way less respected than it was in the days of the Thorn Tree, 10 years ago.

    Lonely Planet2016-02-25
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