US division not as desirable as international
Web Designer (Former Employee) – Florida – November 4, 2012
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 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.
casual work environment, interesting subject matter, easy to get hired.
easy to get fired, shrinking opportunities for advancement, tremendous pressure to meet unreasonable revenue goals to offset other losses