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Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Playboy part-time

    Pros

    great office for creatives and event perks.

    Cons

    long hours for projects and lots of events


  2. "Imaginary company not doing real things"

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

    I worked at Playboy full-time

    Pros

    great office location, incredible company heritage

    Cons

    Some really untalented co-workers who will never get fired or removed from their position because company is based on favoritism. It is not a real company, it is an irrelevant has been brand that has not changed with the times. Privately run by a board so the company gets away with murder. You will not learn anything new here or add to your skill set.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone who cares.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Affiliate Sales and Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Playboy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My peers are amazing. The job location is easy and accessible to several local restaurants, shopping, etc.

    Cons

    Under market salaries, expensive medical benefits, no room for growth, very old school mentality which allows zero creativity for new ways to bring in business.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff, let go of the tight reigns of control, welcome new blood/energy and communicate changes within the company, more town hall meetings.


  4. "Buzz"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Playboy full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, interesting work, great co-workers

    Cons

    We are currently experiencing growth and culture changes


  5. "Media Asset Management Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Media Asset Management Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Media Asset Management Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Playboy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, Strong troubleshooting culture

    Cons

    Training is informal and Information is not shared well

    Advice to Management

    Have visible leadership


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director/Vice President of Design in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Director/Vice President of Design in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Playboy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, creative environment, stimulating challenging work

    Cons

    relocated HQ to LA, Inconsistant brand identity, Brought in a terrible Creative Director Landis Smithers in LA

    Advice to Management

    reopen a NY office


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    "Needs Help"

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Playboy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great people and a wonderful history.

    Cons

    Beyond terrible management. No direction and no real support.

    Advice to Management

    Step aside and let people who know about publishing and successful online ventures to step in.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Playboy full-time

    Pros

    It's a huge brand with an impressive legacy. There's always something new going on. You can work on things outside of your official job description. There's a bar in the office.

    Cons

    The brand is going through an identity crisis that you can feel on every level. Nobody really gives anyone consistent direction. It's a free for all, but not in a good way. There are some seriously incompetent employees that are detrimental to productivity and the brand overall.

    Advice to Management

    Fire ineffective employees and support/reward the good ones. Incentivize people to stick around and do good work. Give regular performance reviews/any feedback really.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Executive assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Playboy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not too many. Promises of advancement not kept.

    Cons

    Hypocritical, disrespectful environment. Favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying about reasons of letting experienced employees go, like telling co-workers that somebody is leaving on their own due to health reasons. It's a no no to discuss another employee's health with other employees especially when it's a blatant lie. And don't replace experienced employees in administrative or bookkeeping with butlers or valets.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "highs and lows"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Playboy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    there's a lot of opportunity to explore within the company and contribute where you see help may be needed

    Cons

    leadership is weak in some areas, which results in odd team and inter-team dynamics. not a lot of room for promotions


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