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Penguin Group Chairman and CEO John C. Makinson
John C. Makinson
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    One of the best publishing companies in the UK

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    Former Employee - International Sales Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - International Sales Manager in London, England

    I worked at Penguin Group full-time (more than 10 years)


    Nice place to work in a nice building situated in central London. Opportunities grow and to move upwards, great benefits especially if you are a mother and good training in all areas of the business


    It is Female industry although there is an opportunity to move forward it seems that the male colleagues has an advantage over the females. Since it is a publishing industry the salary is low compared to another area however it is in line with other the publishing houses

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Penguin Group in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hard to get through to HR, but once they read your resume they'll respond. Phone interview and in-person interview... first HR was very formal/standard, and then in-person with the managers was much more relaxed.

    Interview Questions
    • The original HR interview was very standard, what are your weaknesses, your strengths in the office?   Answer Question
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Penguin Group Awards and Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009

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Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size Unknown
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Where have "Lady Chatterley's Lover" and Salman Rushdie kept company? At The Penguin Group, one of the world's top book publishers (and no stranger to controversial titles). Owned by media giant Pearson, the publisher operates through such imprints as Viking (literary fiction and non-fiction), Puffin (children's books), Dorling Kindersley (reference works), and Rough Guides (travel). Authors include Tom Clancy, Patricia Cornwell, and Nora Roberts. Pioneer of the paperback, Penguin was founded in 1935 by Allen Lane, who wanted to offer novels for the price of a pack of... More

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