Penguin Random House
Happiness score is 56 out of 100
3.9 out of 5 stars.
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Penguin Random House Careers and Employment

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About the company

  • CEO
    Madeline McIntosh
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £730m to £4bn (GBP)
  • Industry
    Media & Communication
  • Headquarters
  • Link
    Penguin Random House website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 496 reviews and is evolving.



Editor in London
on 14 August 2022
Great in some ways, but very difficult to progress - for some
How to succeed and progress is very opaque - though this seems to be an industry-wide problem. You can be told in a performance review that you are brilliant and couldn't have done anything better, but still not be considered for a promotion.
Project Manager in Frating, Essex
on 8 February 2022
Toxic culture and zero progression
As a company they pride themselves on being "progressive" and understanding but the culture in the business is incredibly toxic and "woke". HR is non-existent and they do not care about employee wellbeing with myself and several members of the team being signed off with depression/stress throughout my 3 years at the company. Everyone talks about how busy they are yet nothing ever gets done.
Editorial Assistant in Pimlico, Greater London
on 20 January 2022
An inspiring and fun place to work
A great place to start a career in publishing with lots of opportunity to progress. A great company culture which means you will make a lot of friends. Can be competitive and stressful but rewarding too.
IT Technician in London, Greater London
on 11 January 2022
Great place to work and very inclusive at all sites
It's a great place to work, with lots of benefits and very inclusive atmosphere at all sites as far as I can tell. Subsidised food and drink, relaxed atmosphere where possible and when not working on target driven projectsCould be better structured management wise, with more people to do the work, but this is the same at most places.Since the pandemic the company has shifted and does now meet the work life balance they had always said they had. Opportunities don't come up as much as hoped, and limited training scope...but not the worst by any means.
Facilities Assistant (Post/Reprographics) in London
on 4 November 2021
Working environment was good I can not complain people are very friendly. Workload is heavy for the amount of people working for there. Apart from all that it’s a very busy environment yet friendly

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