So you want to get into media. Find out who the best media companies are to work for and why.
Raw Talent Academy, specialists in sales recruitment and training, spend a lot of time working with media companies so we thought we would take a look at the best places to work according to Glassdoor.
Glassdoor ratings are based on employee reviews where employees can publicly air their opinions on the organisations they work for and many do. But in putting their profiles up, employers risk their reputations on the platform so there is a lot to be admired in the companies that do and in those that achieve a higher than average score.
We’re currently working with MediaCom in this capacity and that’s driving our focus on sales talent in media companies. Sales talent is still considered to be the primary driver of sales performance by 40% of organisations so its worth checking that you’re doing all the right things to retain and reward the best.
Our list below is not a definitive list, but the media companies we’ve highlighted are not afraid of what their employees say about them, so that has to be a positive thing. And it’s paying off for them in spades because these companies are getting some great feedback.
Why are these companies achieving higher scores on Glassdoor than any other?
The average media company employs more sales people than most other industry types so how do they ensure that their people are happy with their work environment given that sales is target driven and potentially more stressful than other occupations.
The top media companies below are clearly working hard at their scores, but it is testament to having an engaged employee. Employee engagement is a workplace approach to building favourable conditions for all workers with the end result in employees being happier, more committed and motivated to achieving organisational goals. It’s not a one-way street, the employee also gains a sense of achievement and feels success in the organisations that get this right. And these employees are not having to crowbar the door down for these rewards.
So Raw Talent Academy congratulates the top media companies who have achieved scores over and above the average of 3.2 because according to Glassdoor these media companies are performing above the norm on their working conditions.
Here’s the list and what current and past employees say about them.
“Fun place to work”
“Brilliant place to work with great leaders”
“Nice experience. Excellent commission scheme, nice team”
The Chelsea Magazine Company
“Good Work Ethic, Fantastic Financial Rewards”
“Great company culture. The employees are great too.”
“Great Company, Great Experience, Amazing”
The Guardian Media Group
“Great place to work. Flexible working hours, lots of training available”
“Creative and positive culture with some chaos”
“Great Place to Work”
“Loved my time there!”
“Rewards for hard work”
Penguin Random House
“Great working environment”
“Can’t fault it! Great people and nice comfortable offices
“Very nice work colleagues”
“Brilliant company to work for”
If you’re looking to get into media sales then make contact with Raw Talent Academy. No need for a CV as we don’t believe in them.
CV’s are broken, and there is a new model for assessing talent.
CV’s are broken, and there is a new model for assessing talent. According to Inc, 85% of applicants lie on their resume. With facts like that floating around, it’s...
*Video* : Raw Knowledge
Over the last 7 and a half years, we have screened, face pitched and interviewed over 140,000 candidates. To put that into contact, that’s 2 x Wembley Stadiums full,...
Inside Sales versus Outside Sales: Understanding the Difference
There are two major subsets of sales personnel: inside sales reps, and outside sales reps. But what’s the difference? To put it briefly: outside sales reps do most of...
Allow the candidate the opportunity to showcase their ability
Allow candidates to showcase their abilities In recent years the recruitment process has transformed as a result of technological advances. As a result, the CV is no longer the...
The downsides of the CV
What are the downsides of the CV? The traditional CV approach hasn’t moved in line with the current needs of recruitment. Is it still a valid approach? Here we...
How to overcome CV shortfalls
Recruiting new talent – hire for attitude, train for skill As the Harvard Business School so succinctly put it, when it comes to recruiting new talent best practice is...
Do you know the CV is more than 500 years old?
Is the CV still the best way to assess talent? It’s thought Leonardo da Vinci penned the first known professional resume back in 1482. He listed his skills, experience...
The 3 core pillars of a talent strategy
Organisations that invest time & resources in the development of a ‘grow your own talent’ strategy achieve success through complete management buy-in & by underpinning the strategy using 3...
Training & development to grow your own talent for long-term business success
Following a successful onboarding experience the talent of new recruits must be effectively supported & developed throughout their career which requires training. Training plays a massive part within a...
Recruiting & onboarding is a long-term investment
A ‘grow your own talent’ strategy must include a robust way to source & assess candidates with the best attitude. Sourcing is one of 3 core pillars required for...
Industries promote the ‘Grow your own talent’ approach
Growing your own talent is becoming a necessity for long-term business growth in various industries, especially IT, Media & Finance. Arkadi Kuhlmann, founder & CEO of ING Direct USA, has...
Growing your own early careers talent is the long-term solution for business growth
Many businesses tend to look to their competitors’ employees to poach those with experience – this tends to come at a cost with no guarantee of a successful return...
The best media companies to work for in UK
So you want to get into media. Find out who the best media companies are to work for and why. Raw Talent Academy, specialists in sales recruitment and training,...
Apprentice winner, Lee McQueen 9 years on
While the 13th series gets underway, where is the winner of series 4? In 2008 there were 16 candidates but only one winner for the £100,000 job on offer...
Why continual sales training is essential to be a top performing company
Great sales organisations are not hung up about what’s on a CV, they train raw talent says Lee McQueen, Lord Sugar’s Apprentice winner 2008.Walk into any book shop and...
Is it sales technology or sales talent that drives superior sales performance?
Lee McQueen, Lord Sugar’s Apprentice winner 2008, talks about the importance of raw sales talent as the building block for superior sales in context of findings from Aberdeen’s latest...
Raw Talent Move Office to Gerrards Cross
We are delighted to confirm we have relocated to Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Effective from 3rd July 2017. Our new address is: Building One, Chalfont Park, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9...
Raw Talent & Sales Gym 360 Partnership
The partnership will see Raw Talent focus on sales recruitment, via their academy process, while Sales Gym 360 will deliver sales training. Both organisations have worked closely together over...
Raw Talent Launch New Website
After announcing the appointment of a Board of Directors last week and the relocation of the office, Raw Talent has now unveiled a new website. According to Raw Talent...
Hire Those Who Have Travelled
When looking to hire your next sales or recruitment champion you would do well to take a look at individuals who have taken the chance to travel and live...
2017: A Candidate’s Market
The job market has been firmly in favour of the candidate for a while now, and with 2017 graduates now entering the market, that isn’t going to change anytime...