Penske Media Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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4.3
80%
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92%
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Penske Media Chairman and CEO Jay Penske
Jay Penske
96 Ratings
Pros
  • "A fast-paced, supportive work environment on the cutting edge of media and publishing(in 11 reviews)

  • "Very talented engineers and great people to learn from(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "They've already added 401k matching and increased the PTO amount within the last year(in 11 reviews)

  • "Editor in Chief of Variety was brought back after PAID administrative leave for negative talk to a person of color, staff was asked to move on(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Overall good company, with some flaws"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The CEO really cares about the welfare of his employees. Pay and benefits are decent. I've never worked for a company that makes me feel as safe and protected like PMC, especially during COVID. Their honesty is refreshing. Holiday/PTO time has increased since the beginning of my work tenure. Diversity is a growing and nurtured part of how PMC does business. Matching 401k. Good to great co-workers! Fun office environment, but working from home has also been a blessing during these times.

    Cons

    I am not sure if there is a gender wage gap like some reviews have said - if true, that needs to be rectified. Management needs to work on showing appreciation for and helping their staff (see below advice to management).

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  2. "Great HR and Recruiting Team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Sales Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penske Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Always accessible, polite, helpful, supportive!

    Cons

    I think they are always willing to evolve and improve

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decent intentions with poor execution on behalf of upper corporate management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Public Relations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Penske Media full-time

    Pros

    Paid volunteer days with 2% foundation

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from upper corporate management

  4. "You don’t want to work here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive As Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Penske Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice offices great former brands

    Cons

    Terrible work environment. This company is purely about cost cutting and getting cheap deals on legacy media. Then he guts them. Rinse and repeat. CEO lacks vision

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  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Zero room for growth, underpaid and overworked"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penske Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work is fun. Employeed through COVID-19, company paid for all COVID related expenses (testing etc).

    Cons

    -401K matching is poor. -Health insurance isn't great. -Salaries are well below what they should be. -Zero room for growth, don't expect a raise without threatening to leave. -IT department takes 10 years to answer a ticket, and has massive blocks on the apps you're allowed to use. -HR has no idea how they employees actually feel about the 'positive changes they're making' -Editor in Chief of Variety was brought back after PAID administrative leave for negative talk to a person of color, staff was asked to move on. -I would go as far as calling the company sexist, they boast female empowerment on a C-Suite level, but little support underneath. -Upper management has no real connection with the entry/mid-level staff -Depending on which departments you enter, it's super cliquey and incredibly difficult to meet people. -Zero organization in the org chart, everyone does everything and titles mean nothing.

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  6. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Penske Media full-time

    Pros

    Vibrant, growing media company in a business otherwise seeing declines.

    Cons

    Health care options are only so-so.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "The snacks were good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Editorial 

    I worked at Penske Media full-time

    Pros

    Snacks and health care and the Halloween party

    Cons

    Intense adherence to one man's design aesthetic is a weird company policy to enforce.

  8. "Socially-conscious company that really cares"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PMC is an amazing company to work for. People really do care about you here. With everything going on lately, PMC knocked it out of the park with the way they communicated with their employees and made them feel valued, supported, and safe. They are always reaching out to have honest discussions and feedback.

    Cons

    Fast-paced, constantly growing, always things to do here (could be a pro if you can handle it)!

  9. "A company who shows the importance of its employees"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penske Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A CEO who is truly invested in employees.

    Cons

    The chance togather with department colleagues in other offices.

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  10. "Outstanding Media Company- on the rise"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penske Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    PMC is a company comprised of iconic brands, run by smart, curious people driven to succeed. But what truly sets this organization apart is the genuine affinity for others....both internally and externally.

    Cons

    Need to unify technology operations/systems

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