Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House

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3.5172 out of 5
At Penguin Random House Australia, we strive to be the best home for our authors and people, the most service oriented partner for our customers and to put readers at the centre of everything we do.

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3 out of 53.0
last year

Key accounts

May 2020

Key accounts

Victoria, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role, former employee

enjoyable place to work, i wish i could have had the opportunity to extend my contract

The good things

CHEAP BOOKS! best perk of the job
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The challenges

management. and the little "cliques" that formed in each team, if you weren't in it- you weren't in it
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1 out of 51.0
last year

Product Manager

Mar 2020

Product Manager

North Sydney NSW, Australia
Less than 1 year in the role, former employee

challenging and unsatisfying

The good things

if you love books there’s quite a few perks
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The challenges

lack of training and staff is like a revolving door
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4 out of 54.0
2 years ago

Administration Role

Nov 2019

Administration Role

Melbourne VIC, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role,

Full on but rewarding.

The good things

Pay is not bad for the industry. Opportunity to work on interesting projects. Awesome colleagues.
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The challenges

People/departments can operate in silos and hoard knowledge. Workload is high.
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2 out of 52.0
2 years ago

Marketing Role

Sep 2019

Marketing Role

Melbourne VIC, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role, current employee

Dull and isolated.

The good things

Being able to support wonderful charities and the industry discount on books
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The challenges

Dull environment, you will spend most of your days staring at a screen with hardly any social engagement. That, and there is a huge cultural issue we have had over 40 people leave alone this year and no one has addressed this or replaced, instead roles get absorbed into existing roles. Leadership team is not qualified to be in their roles, minus sales, parent company should axe the lot of them.
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3 out of 53.0
2 years ago

Distribution Coordinator

May 2019

Distribution Coordinator

Melbourne City, VIC, Australia
9 to 10 years in the role, current employee

Great people but old fashion processes

The good things

Working environment, products and flexibility
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The challenges

No career progression
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3 out of 53.0
3 years ago

Picker and Packer

Oct 2018

Picker and Packer

Scoresby VIC, Australia
3 to 4 years in the role,

Fast paced and ultimately dead ended career

The good things

Great team and supervisors. A good oportunity for overtime and fitness
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The challenges

Some of the full timers where continuously difficult and negative, felt the roster was very focused on the favourites and newbies... easy to get annoyed with the unfair hours
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5 out of 55.0
4 years ago

IT Applications team

Oct 2017

IT Applications team

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A dynamic and interesting role with an exeptional manager

The good things

Great and friendly people
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The challenges

Poor executive strategy and direction
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3 out of 53.0
4 years ago

Operations Manager

Aug 2017

Operations Manager

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role, former employee

Amazing team spirit and iconic brand spoiled but don't upset the applecart

The good things

Creative atmosphere and beautiful building
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The challenges

Toxic Management culture
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5 out of 55.0
4 years ago

Finance Manager Ditribution

Aug 2017

Finance Manager Ditribution

Scoresby, Victoria, Australia
Less than 1 year in the role, current employee

Great industry with passionate team members

The good things

Culture, People, Business Develoomrnt and strategy
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The challenges

A relatively flat growth market
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5 out of 55.0
4 years ago

Department - marketing

Aug 2017

Department - marketing

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A Company you can be proud to work for

The good things

Great people, product and brand
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The challenges

changing industry and media consumption behaviour.
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