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Penna Reviews

Updated 5 Sep 2019

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3.3
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Penna CEO Julie Towers  (no image)
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19 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are four nice people there(in 6 reviews)

  • "Progressive HR policies, clear attempt at engagement by upper management, nice offices, generous holiday allowance(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management bury heads in the sand at the sight of conflict(in 7 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Brilliant company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penna full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really great culture and supportive atmosphere. Great benefits and interesting work

    Cons

    Can't think of any

    Penna2019-09-05
  2. "We are Family"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Penna full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As an agency, Penna strive to be the best, which leads to a fast-paced environment and people working very hard to deliver excellent results for their clients. Management always try to be supportive and learn from situations to improve the environment for everyone. Sometimes things may take time, but you can see that most really do care. The leadership team aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, they are... regularly involved and working alongside all levels to make things happen which makes them very approachable - I personally have a lot of respect for them and how they try to run the company. There is a lot of genuine talent, particularly around digital and creative, although I can’t think of any team that isn’t constantly learning from each other and improving. The time I spent at Penna has helped my career by experiencing new challenges each day and working as a team to deliver. The offices are great and the people are friendly - there is a strong social culture, which if you want to be a part of, does make the motto “We are Family” real.

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    Cons

    Any work environment will have cons, but Penna are good at recognising these when they arise and work to resolve them.

    Advice to Management

    You are great at listening, but sometimes you need to listen more to what is not being said.

    Penna2019-07-30
  3. "Great offices, talented people"

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    Former Employee - RPD 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penna full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to creatives and digital experts

    Cons

    Face fits great, if not then lookout

    Advice to Management

    Get the most from everyone, not just the few.

    Penna2019-07-11
  4. "Penna"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penna full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Birmingham office Isn't in the best location

    Penna2019-03-28
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penna full-time

    Pros

    nice people good summer trip lovely office and location good pay good experience

    Cons

    not a huge amount of responsibility

    Penna2019-03-03
  6. "Regional Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penna full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family ethos but very professional

    Cons

    Communicatio could be better at times

    Penna2019-02-27
  7. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Penna full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free fruit, socialising on Fridays, company retreat, fast progression if you show you're willing

    Cons

    Overload of work, often expected to do overtime with no compensation

    Penna2018-12-14
  8. "It’s better if going full Addecco now - Your killers come with smiles"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Penna full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This on the surface is a nice place to work / retire The business has scale and lots of existing capability The business model means there’s lots of specialists around the place

    Cons

    It’s going no where and completely dependent on a few big producers The culture means you only count if your a big producer or work in a industry they commit to The diversity here is a joke , it’s just box ticking

    Advice to Management

    The business model is counter cyclical , so moving the business forward organically is really hard. The world is bigger than local government!

    Penna2018-11-06
  9. "Working at Penna"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penna full-time

    Pros

    Values, Vision and Culture is great.

    Cons

    None at the moment

    Advice to Management

    None

    Penna2018-09-24
  10. "Not your average employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honest feedback from management . Fantastic location and offices. Great work perks. They will support you if you ask for development in your career, it goes back to if you don't ask you don't get- Self led development.

    Cons

    It's a fast paced business and change is constant, this can be a positive if you are agile.

    Advice to Management

    Consider some more flexible working options across the business .

    Penna2018-09-07
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