Bauer Media Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2021

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3.3
59%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
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Bauer Media CEO Yvonne Bauer
Yvonne Bauer
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people - I always looked forward to going in(in 25 reviews)

  • "Having worked for a number of the large radio companies, you don't feel like just a number working at Bauer(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay because you should be 'grateful' that you get to work there(in 14 reviews)

  • "Senior management pick their favourites and if you do not fall into this group you have little hope of progressing(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Radio Producer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bauer Media full-time

    Pros

    Having worked for a number of the large radio companies, you don't feel like just a number working at Bauer

    Cons

    Bauer are smaller than it's competitors so budget is much tighter

  2. "Mostly OK"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editorial 

    I have been working at Bauer Media full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and friendly feel

    Cons

    Terrible pay and no salary increases/bonus


  3. "Great community but poorly paid"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Producer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members An effort to improve diversity

    Cons

    Poor pay No progression plan in place

  4. "Great for entry level"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bauer Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smaller teams means employees get the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects and tasks that would not be possible at other corporate businesses

    Cons

    Awful pay and difficult to progress - lots of senior employees have been there a long time.

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  5. COVID-19

    "Overworked, under resourced and underpaid."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bauer Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People working in the teams that get stuff done are, by and large, wonderful, supportive people making incredible things on a shoestring.

    Cons

    Vastly overpaid senior managers who do very little but shuffle emails around all day to look busy and avoid making decisions at all costs. Pay is below market rate with very little chance for progression. Corporate structure means digital, radio and magazines compete with each other for resources and have clashing strategies. Management are largely stuck in the 90s, fighting other media companies when they should be fighting Facebook and Spotify. Patronising internal comms. Tokenistic diversity & inclusion efforts, with the bulk of the real work being pushed onto overworked employees at the bottom of the corporate structure. Confused and meagre support for working at home during coronavirus crisis. Plenty of investment but none of it to benefit employees.

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  6. "Decent - give them a go."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Bauer Media full-time

    Pros

    Great camaraderie and they make an effort for you to feel a part of it.

    Cons

    Salaries are not great and little potential to move up or even sideways but on the whole good.

  7. "Poor attitude to acquired sites"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bauer Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities to progress if you're a yes person Chance to work in various bauer brands

    Cons

    Treats people with no respect Managers lie to cover up their incompetence Took over dozens of licences and just closed the stations with no research into local area or thought for well established brands

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  8. "great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director/Graphic Designer in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bauer Media full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    its a large company to work for

  9. "Pretty good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Bauer Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Solid company, some good titles, above average pay

    Cons

    No real benefits, not much growth

  10. "Great Fun but not appreciated"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Peterborough, England

    I worked at Bauer Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment, work with good people

    Cons

    Poor Management, capped bonuses, highly stressful, cold calling a lot.

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