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Updated Jan 19, 2022

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4.1
77%
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86%
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Penske Media Chairman and CEO Jay Penske
Jay Penske
120 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work environment is also very friendly, and they genuinely want you to ask questions and learn about entertainment news through the internship(in 12 reviews)

  • "growing media company(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The company tells us about how profitable PMC is during town halls(in 17 reviews)

  • "We just got 401k matching and it's a paltry 1%(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing Company to work for

      Dec 13, 2021 - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The team is the best!

      Cons

      Compensation is lower than market

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Typical media incompetence

      Jan 19, 2022 - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Less volatile than most media companies

      Cons

      - No creative direction - Toxic managerial cultural, from the top down - A lot of "managers", very few workers - Lousy and expensive benefits

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Chaos

      Jan 13, 2022 - Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Talented people work at the company

      Cons

      - Funded/backed by Saudi royal family (received $200m investment in 2018): this company has no moral compass - Lots of red tape. There is no agility when it comes to decision making and prioritization. - There is very little transparency within the organization.

      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great environment

      Oct 31, 2021 - Editor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's fun and dynamic and cool.

      Cons

      You work hard and that can be draining

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      fine company

      Nov 11, 2021 - Editor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible, warm culture, central office location

      Cons

      technologically behind, rigid in policies

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Needs Improvement - Valuing Employees (Mid-Level & Below)

      Oct 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Be a part of amazing quality projects.

      Cons

      Disconnected leadership. Disorganized teams. Lack of culture. Out-dated company perspectives.

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Disorganized

      Oct 19, 2021 - Accountant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, nice office, company supports volunteer work

      Cons

      fast unorganized growth, unrealistic expectations

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Potential to Be a Great Company - If the Pay Wasn't So Low

      Oct 11, 2021 - Style Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Progressive company culture, digital-forward strategies, diversification of revenue opportunities - this is what a forward-facing media company looks like.

      Cons

      Low salaries, hands-off HR team, too many acquisitions are worrisome. Turnover seems high, even before the pandemic. Also, quality of editorial content is often compromised in the name of digital traffic. This is nothing new in media today, but there are so many more clever ways to do it now.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Company

      Sep 22, 2021 - Human Resources Manager in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Great Employees Good Environment Nice Perks

      Cons

      More flexibility Hard to get to work due to traffic

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A fresh perspective on publishing

      Sep 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      PMC is very 'digital first' which is refreshing compared to the old guard media companies that still seem overly focused on print publications. the company is growing very rapidly so lots of opportunity to try now things and advance career Lots of focus internally on DE&I: employee affinity groups are nice, I've attended some guest speaker sessions that advocates for different groups: people of color, women, etc.

      Cons

      the pace of digital media isn't for the faint of heart! Workload gets high around various times of the year. In the case of my brand, its due to very high ad sales and sponsorship Sometimes the rapid growth is a little challenging in terms of resources.

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