Bonnier Corporation Employee Reviews in United States

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Wonderful Work Environment
Multiple Job Titles (Former Employee) –  Winter Park, FLOctober 26, 2015
Working well under pressure within a given time limit was a must and focus toward the job assigned was always first priority. Managed all corporate apartments in each state throughout the USA. Made sure apartments were kept clean, up to date in décor and each had a greeting basket or a gift upon arrival. Faxed and dispersed faxes to employees, implemented filing, and wrote all corporate announcements and letters. Coordinated all international and local travel plans for each Executive. Scheduled all appointments, calendars, and meetings. Organized meetings,luncheons, and dinner meetings based on reviews given to each restaurant. Planned and executed all corporate parties/events including social mixers, movie nights, media events, Holiday party, and the New Year’s Eve party. Was in charge of expense reports and submitting expenses into the Concur system for Accounting’s approval. Kept track of the monthly budget for all of the Operation departments in each state.
Assisted Human Resources with sales contract associates, payroll, and screening applicants. Trusted with confidential information and assisted with mediations between employees. Conducted PeopleSoft searches for candidates. Assisted with all administrative work which included faxing, printing out applications, and using Microsoft
Word/Excel on a daily basis. Instructed employees on company policies and helped HR with any assignment as needed.
Assisted Executive Facilities Manager, Facilities Manager, and Mail Room Manager. Processed FedEx, UPS, DSL, USPS mailings and shipments that were incoming and outgoing. Answered
  more... facilities related emails and implemented all tasks requested or needed attention. Called and oversaw any repairs needed or pest treatment. Was in charge of 12 vending machines and negotiated all deals with SnackTime vending. Processed bills in Microsoft Excel on a shared computer drive for each office location and made sure the budget was on track. Arranged meetings, luncheons and dinner meetings for the Executive Facilities Manager. Confirmed travel details for Facilities Head of Department. Updated the corporate phone list and floor plans daily. Created nameplates as needed when a new employee was hired or a name was changed. Ordered supplies, regular and color paper, specialty paper, toner, and waste toner weekly or daily if needed for 300+ employees. Was in charge of all copier maintenance for publishing teams which included calling for repairs and replacing old machines with new ones. Set up all appointments for 300+ employees and managed all conferences on site and off site.
Editorial and Administrative Assistant for the BabyTalk Managing Editor, Editor in Chief, and Parenting’s Editor in Chief in all administrative services. Researched references regarding infant, toddler, child psychological development, and fact checked all quotes and references. Assisted in all editorial work such as writing short blurbs and articles for BabyTalk’s managing editor, coordinated travel plans for each editor and implemented all events i.e. Model Searches. Indexed BabyTalk’s editorial sections and back logged all editorial features. Planned all meetings and luncheons for the BabyTalk team members. Organized Parenting and BabyTalk events such as mass casting calls and sponsored charity events. Assisted in BabyTalk’s Cover Contest, all BabyTalk and Parenting, photo shoots, occasional mailings, and dictation.
Receptionist at the Bonnier Corporation corporate headquarters. Answered a 15 line phone and transferred calls to one of ten offices spread out through out the United States. Two of the offices were located in Stockholm, Sweden. This job required answering complex questions, in-depth knowledge of the company and employee’s titles and job duties. Determined with each call if the caller needed editorial
area or other depts. In the company. Subscription calls required patching consumers through to subscriptions customer service where there are over 30 different numbers depending on which magazine the caller needed. Handled all client and sales calls with professionalism and courtesy. Difficult calls were defused with understanding, compassion, and a sense of humor when appropriate. Greeted all guests that came into the office and made casual conversation during their wait which could last up to an hour.
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A Good Environment for Self-Starters
Marketing (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 29, 2014
Bonnier and the individual brands within the company are striving for growth and innovation in an increasingly cluttered environment for content producers/publishers. I enjoy the freedom to be creative and solution-oriented without layers of approval or corporate red tape, the opportunity to make and commit to important decisions, and to test new ideas in real time. I struggle to work with the limited resources of a company that is not quite as innovative as it wants to be, as well as the demand of several job responsibilities rolled into a single position. My co-workers are hard-working, passionate, collaborative, supportive, and genuinely good people.
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Very Professional
Regional Director, Travel and Epicurean Group (Former Employee) –  NYCSeptember 23, 2014
Lot's of good quality products but mainly print which is not growing.Did develop some great websites with small niche audiences.
Pros
big corporation
Cons
lack of growth with a print related company
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Fun company culture
Intern (Former Employee) –  Winter Park, FLSeptember 4, 2014
I loved what I saw when I was an intern here. Each team seemed close-knit, with coworkers hanging out and socializing often outside of the workplace. Employees seem to stay for many years, and can easily move laterally to seek new challenges. Also, promotions seemed to occur from within often.
Pros
good workl/life balance, positive company culture
Cons
has had to sell and/or discontinue magazines/brands within the last few years, could be indicative of poor financial planning?
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Good company to work for
Accounts Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Winter Park, FLFebruary 21, 2014
Good environment. Management & co workers easy to get along with. Enjoyed the work.
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OK, if you don't know any better
Support at Bonnier (Current Employee) –  FloridaJanuary 7, 2014
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?
Pros
free coffee/tea
Cons
little concern for morale or employee relations
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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
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 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.
Pros
benefits, casual dress, great interest titles, plenty of outside activities
Cons
fear, pay rates, bad management, over-reaching expectations.
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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
An AMAZING organization and I feel honored to be apart of such an amazing company.
Pros
great management
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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
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.
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
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Incompetency
Manager (Current Employee) –  Winter Park, FLNovember 3, 2012
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.
Pros
insurance package good.
Cons
knowledge of integrated marketing
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Casual environment but impossible career growth
Print/Online (Former Employee) –  Winter Park, FLSeptember 15, 2012
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 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.
Pros
flexible hours, great coworkers, casual atmosphere
Cons
high turnover, no advancement, impossible workloads, fear tactics
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Fun, Casual Work Atmosphere but High Turnover
Director, Business Development (Former Employee) –  Winter Park, FLAugust 16, 2012
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 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.
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
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Was Great but Evolved to a Commonplace Corporation
Publisher (Former Employee) –  Winter Park, FLJanuary 3, 2012
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 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.
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
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