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OK, if you don't know any better
Support at Bonnier (Current Employee), FloridaJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: free coffee/tea
Cons: little concern for morale or employee relations
Decent benefits and pay. Mgt shows favoritism - great if you're looking for a "buddy" and the different departments don't mingle much so it's a lot like cliques in high school; fun, right?
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Great Benefits but Management Lacks Leadership
Advertising Specialist (Current Employee), Orlando, FLJuly 29, 2013
Great work environment but upper management lacks leadership and direction.
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They forgot the ones who helped make them big
N/A (Current Employee), Winter Park, FLMay 10, 2013
Pros: benefits, casual dress, great interest titles, plenty of outside activities
Cons: fear, pay rates, bad management, over-reaching expectations.
The day was usually spent either fixing another's errors or trying to find someone (anyone) who actually had an answer.
Learned not to give my opinion on anything. Learned that all my good ideas where claimed by others. Learned much about my department ... Too bad there isn't a certificate for "higher learning".
Management used to be great. They knew – more... how to open the doors for employees to learn, advance, grow and explore. The newer managers are from tired idea companies and they are terrified to the point of threats, continually. Even with a smile!
Co-workers were engaging, inclusive and fun. Now, the constant threats has the cower-and-duck type of atmosphere.
The hardest part is trying to get anything done without a struggle or a fight. The most enjoyable ... was the environment but now more like surviving another day without being fired or laid off. – less
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Great place to work if you are so lucky to get hired but such amazing people!
Marketing Account Manager (Current Employee), Orlando,FloridaMarch 28, 2013
Pros: great management
An AMAZING organization and I feel honored to be apart of such an amazing company.
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Bonnier Corporation
Finance Intern (Former Employee), Winter Park, FLJanuary 21, 2013
A multinational company with a great work environment, good people, and a strong place to learn and grow.
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Great company that invests with a long-term outlook
Director of Television and Digital Media (Former Employee), Winter Park FlDecember 12, 2012
Entrepreneurial Organization
Self motivation a must to work here
Traditional media company struggling in the digital age
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US division not as desirable as international
Web Designer (Former Employee), FloridaNovember 4, 2012
Pros: casual work environment, interesting subject matter, easy to get hired.
Cons: easy to get fired, shrinking opportunities for advancement, tremendous pressure to meet unreasonable revenue goals to offset other losses
Bonnier's European divisions function under a much more enlightened management structure that values and nurtures employees. Unfortunately, the US division is still saddled with some management relics from its original North American acquisition. The result, as others have pointed out, is a combination of casual, almost negligent attention to some aspects – more... of operation, coupled with a fear-based approach to job security and revenue expectations. If you are looking for a career start, it's a decent place toget your feet wet, then move on, but job satisfaction and long-term career opportunities will remain limited so long as current management team lingers. Situation is made worse by shrinking margins in traditional print business and slow adoption of best practices for online divisions. Ongoing series of unannounced layoffs has lowered employee morale, but until economy improves, they will likely be able to continue to attract, exploit and discard their lower to mid level employees. – less
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Incompetency
Manager (Current Employee), Winter Park, FLNovember 3, 2012
Pros: insurance package good.
Cons: knowledge of integrated marketing
My experience with the head of Marketing has been awful. A total lack of acumen in roles and responsibities regarding traditional marketing and communication duties. Yes, added requirements are normal but the head of Marketing does not have even the basic knowledge of roles. Turn over is high, building out campaigns/initiatives are low.
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Casual environment but impossible career growth
Print/Online (Former Employee), Winter Park, FLSeptember 15, 2012
Pros: flexible hours, great coworkers, casual atmosphere
Cons: high turnover, no advancement, impossible workloads, fear tactics
The collection of talented, dedicated people make time at Bonnier extremely enjoyable, however there's an overarching fear tactic used by upper management. It's made very clear that people are nothing more than numbers, so make sure your job is tied to revenue. It's a great place to gain experience, but they'll try and fool you into thinking a promotion – more... is always just around the corner, where in reality it's just another set of responsibilities with no additional compensation. You'll feel like you're always on the precipice of greatness... but nothing actually evolves or changes there due to a very thin layer of print-dinosaur upper management. – less
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Fun, Casual Work Atmosphere but High Turnover
Director, Business Development (Former Employee), Winter Park, FLAugust 16, 2012
Pros: fun atmosphere, great co-workers, ability to work where you have a "passion" i.e. skiing
Cons: remote, wishy-washy top management, limited resources to do job
This large online magazine and online content company publishes in a number of vertical segments in the enthusiast-sporting category. The core company has exponentially grown since 2006 through acquisition, and six years later there is still some culture clash between the various divisions. While a small cadre of managers and editors have been there – more... since the very beginning, there is high turnover at all levels in all divisions. This is partly due to the changing revenue quotient in the publishing world, it is relatively easy to get hired with the right background, but also easy to be shown the door if expectations are not met, especially for sales managers and directors. Resources are sometimes scarce or hard to come by as management is very bottom-line oriented. The work atmosphere in Florida is very laid back, but professional. Fun people, very committed to their jobs. Good overall benefits, although salary-wise they will try and get you for a little less than you would expect. I would recommend Bonnier overall, the degree of which would depend on what enthusiast area you were considering--for instance, anything marine-related is still quite a challenge as the boating/yachting business was heavily impacted by the recession, and advertising revenue has remained depressed. – less
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Was Great but Evolved to a Commonplace Corporation
Publisher (Former Employee), Winter Park, FLJanuary 3, 2012
Pros: flexible working hours, fun working environment, minimal travel
Cons: no training, high pressure, management by intimidation, poor corporate communication, and an attitude that people are a commodity
As an employee that spent more than 20 of my most valuable career years here, I've seen plenty change. In its beginning this company provided a great entrepreneurial environment that encouraged employees to think creatively and to take risks but as the company grew and became a greed-centric corporate revenue junkie the culture changed to that of a – more... company that was more concerned about it's bottom line than its future, its products or its people. People should be your most important asset but the management of this incredibly blessed company haven't a clue about that and have never been able to humbly appreciate the incredible talent they have. It's all taken for granted. However with all that Bonnier offers, it's a great place to get a few years of experience (and an entry on your resume') on your way to something much better and more rewarding. – less

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