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Updated Jan 23, 2023

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Found 168 of over 196 reviews
3.9
73% Recommend to a Friend
Penske Media Chairman and CEO Jay Penske
70% Approve of CEO

Found 168 of over 196 reviews

3.9
73%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
Approve of CEO
Penske Media Chairman and CEO Jay Penske
Jay Penske
133 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "PMC has such great people which I believe is a huge reason for their success.(in 20 reviews)
  • "Great culture filled with the belief (and proof) that media/content is a growing area.(in 10 reviews)
  • "The employees are great: smart and hardworking.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Management is accessible.(in 6 reviews)
  • "workers & nice offices with a private gym(in 5 reviews)
Cons
  • "They've already added 401k matching and increased the PTO amount within the last year.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Benefits could be better.(in 6 reviews)
  • "be leaders are forced to do their bad managers' grunt work.(in 4 reviews)
  • "Benefits are not as robust as other media companies (no 401k match the biggest disappointment).(in 4 reviews)
  • "Low salaries, hands(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    I love this company!

    Dec 20, 2022 - Senior Editor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    This company definitely invests in its employees and genuinely cares about the people who work there.

    Cons

    There's little interaction between the brands that's spurred by the company, it all happens at the volition of the brands themselves.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    OK place but far from good

    Jan 9, 2023 - Media Sales 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Home to some great brands. Company still believes in print media and is making acquisitions. Was originally very excited to join the company as part of an acquisition (did not last long tho).

    Cons

    Poor management structure with no insight into a larger corporate strategy or goals. Little thought to growing an employee’s career. Minimally staffed team means long hours. Corp is very top down but, at least in nyc office, does not engage with the brands. They’re always pushing for more cuts but CEO still travels by private jet. Pay and benefits are below market, especially when compared to digital-first companies. HR actively pushes managers to have their direct reports give positive reviews on Glassdoor…red flag.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Poor Work/Life Balance

    Jan 23, 2023 - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy in my work, learned new skills, good people, good opportunities

    Cons

    Teams were stretched very thin, not enough staff for the amount of work which resulted in poor work life balance. Requested additional headcount multiple times but there was never a plan of action

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Nov 10, 2022 - Editor in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Culture is pretty good, lots of smart people around you

    Cons

    The CEO cares too much.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Overall Okay Company

    Dec 3, 2022 - Senior Events Producer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It's had good parent brands and benefits

    Cons

    Overall a bit of a mess because there are to many brands and not enough staff

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Ok place to work

    Nov 27, 2022 - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Access to a lot of industry resources.

    Cons

    Underpaid and under valued. HR doesn’t take complaints seriously.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Endless opportunities and entrepreneur culture

    Aug 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you're a go-getter and want to learn and grow, the team is highly collaborative. Leadership encourages all types of feedback, very open-minded about new ideas. Great benefits - 401k match, PTO, generous holidays. Excited for the company-paid benefits. Strong emphasis on diversity initiatives, and fun social events.

    Cons

    There are growing pains on certain teams that are stretched thin. More resources is helpful to alleviate the stress, or to focus on the important priorities.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company, good people. Very diverse.

    Aug 22, 2022 - Copy Editor in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not a lot of training on publishing flow.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good Place to Work

    Jun 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Communication across departments and brands is smooth, and people have a good time working together, in my experience. I feel that everyone tries to be respectful of each other's time. Going into the office is welcoming and productive.

    Cons

    Some late nights and weekend work comes up. I'd prefer to have a more even work/life balance.

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Interesting

    Aug 20, 2022 - Chief Content Officer (CCO) in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good colleagues across the board

    Cons

    Inconsistent advertising leadership even in strong sectors

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Penske Media has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 196 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at Penske Media to a friend and 66% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Penske Media employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Penske Media. This rating has improved by 7% over the last 12 months.

73% of Penske Media employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Penske Media 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Penske Media to be culture, career development, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, benefits.

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