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Penguin Group Chairman and CEO John C. Makinson
John C. Makinson
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    If you love books, this is a great job - and you really can work your way up

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    Current Employee - Inventory Assistant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Inventory Assistant in Melbourne

    I have been working at Penguin Group

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    It's lovely working with books all the time. The people are very friendly and you're made to feel quite welcome in the company. there are lots of presentations about marketing and upcoming releases to get employees excited.


    Publishing in general is not very well paid, and sometimes it can be a bit of a cliquey environment.

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    None - I think mostly they're doing a great job.

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Penguin Group (New York, NY (US)) in April 2012.


    Hard to get through to HR, but once they read your resume they'll respond. Phone interview and in-person interview... first HR was very formal/standard, and then in-person with the managers was much more relaxed.

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Penguin Group Awards and Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009

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Headquarters London, United Kingdom
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Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
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Where have "Lady Chatterley's Lover" and Salman Rushdie kept company? At The Penguin Group, one of the world's top book publishers (and no stranger to controversial titles). Owned by media giant Pearson, the publisher operates through such imprints as Viking (literary fiction and non-fiction), Puffin (children's books), Dorling Kindersley (reference works), and Rough Guides (travel). Authors include Tom Clancy, Patricia Cornwell, and Nora Roberts. Pioneer of the paperback, Penguin was founded in 1935 by Allen Lane, who wanted to offer novels for the price of a pack of... More

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