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Penguin Group Chairman and CEO John C. Makinson
John C. Makinson
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    Internship: Positive atmosphere; little to no career opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Penguin Group as an intern for less than a year


    I got a broad range of exposure across a couple of very different departments.

    They're willing to give those who show initiative a great deal of responsibility.

    People are very friendly and welcoming.


    Sometimes the work (and this is true of any internship) is mundane. You can overcome this by asking for more responsibility and speaking up if you're not happy. They are very receptive and will listening to what you have to say.

    Stipend is negligible.

    You are unlikely to land a job after an internship.

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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+ weeks - interviewed 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.

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    • 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
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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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