Bauer Consumer Media
2.7 of 5 7 reviews
www.bauermedia.co.uk London, United Kingdom 50 to 149 Employees

Bauer Consumer Media Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2014

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Paul Keenan

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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great people , needs a clear strategy for business going forward

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bauer Consumer Media as a contractor for less than a year

ProsPeople - friendly helpful good fun
Brands - wide ranging and well known
Knowledge of sectors
customers

ConsStrategy
Lack of Innovation
Too many senior people

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a dynamic strategy for the 21st century

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Started off well, great people, but lack of drive from the top is limiting the possibilities the company has

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
City of London, England

I worked at Bauer Consumer Media

ProsOn the whole the people are great, hard working & show passion for what they do. As a company, the brands are well established & prominent which looks good on your CV, it's fast moving which keeps things fresh & occasionally you can spot a celebrity on the office!

ConsAlthough it's fast moving, the company lacks ambition sometimes in what it does. It lacks drive, direction & communication from above in a very competitive market.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice would be to listen & trust what your skilled & experienced employees are telling you

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Demotivating experience with constant budget cuts and redundancies hovering over

Deputy Art Director (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Bauer Consumer Media

ProsThere are some fantastic brands in the Bauer portfolio and to work on them is great for the CV as many of the titles are still highly regarded in the industry. There are many high profile and experienced editors and art directors who you can learn an awful lot from. The offices are centrally located in the west end of London which is great for transport links and shopping and socialising.

ConsThe management are constantly under pressure to cut costs and therefore budgets and staff as newstand magazines sales continue to fall. However rather than try and think of new and innovate ideas to reverse their fortunes they continue to bring in ex-editors and art directors to help relaunch failing titles.
Restructuring of departments into hubs creates an atmosphere where creatives and sub-editors work across numerous titles and have less ownership and pride over their magazines.

Advice to Senior ManagementConstantly degrading the quality of the magazines will of course lead to lower sales

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not so Active Peterborough

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bauer Consumer Media

ProsThere are no real consequences for your actions, so it doesn't matter if you reach target or not, they probably won't bin you.

ConsHighly political run by people who have been in the busines for years and years and have no idea of how things are done elsewhere. This makes them arrogant and narrow visioned.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompare Bauer to organisations other than EMAP to get a bench mark for standards & areas for improvement. Look at the broad base of companies within the UK to see sales standards and productivity management standards. The fact that something is new to Bauer does not make it unique or innovative.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Limited Career Progression, Media not growing

Business Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bauer Consumer Media full-time for more than a year

ProsReceive free magazines
Relative work life balance
International company

ConsBit of a boys club
Limited career progression
Creative personalities can lead to office politics
No workplace culture
Despite being an international company no opportunities to work overseas

Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up more senior management roles for career progression through the ranks
Build up more of a culture - currently no sense of community within the comp

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very well ran organized.

Photographer (Current Employee)
Roman (Romania)

I have been working at Bauer Consumer Media as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsDetails Oriented, Friendly, Courteous. Hire the best talent, Pay well.

ConsLocation. Need to get more office for remote personnel

Advice to Senior ManagementThink out of the box

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Digital Media and Syndications Associate (Current Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at Bauer Consumer Media full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIf you're looking to get involved with media, this is the place. Great people, great work environment, and great place to learn.

ConsGetting sponsored to stay in the country is difficult.

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