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Lonely Planet Freelancer Reviews

Updated Jan 31, 2017

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Freelancer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freelancer in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Lonely Planet for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, great community, exciting company, fun!

    Cons

    book industry seems to be declining with internet. not a lot of opportunities for freelance to full time

    Lonely Planet2016-04-18
  2. "Lost its Way"

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

    I worked at Lonely Planet for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you're passionate about travel, this is one of the few guidebook publishers still making waves. Some wonderful people have worked for LP, and, if you're lucky, you may stumble upon them or deal with them. Perks for in-house staffer have often been generous and/or sensible.

    Cons

    Woeful lack of communication from the top, cluelessness and confusion from middle management, an overall sense that the ship is sinking and taking former LP values with it.

    Advice to Management

    Get a real plan and communicate it to your employees and freelancers. Reinstate some real values and vision and stop letting in-house people feed at the freebie trough, which muddies the waters. Stop implementing major changes unless you are actually ready to follow through and have all your procedures and systems in place -- forcing freelancers to sort out the mess created by management only leads to bitterness and corner...

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    Lonely Planet2017-01-31
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