The Beano Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The Beano is the longest-running British children's comic magazine, published by DC Thomson in Dundee, Scotland. The comic first appeared on 30 July 1938 and was published weekly. In September 2009, The Beano's 3,500th issue was published. One of the best selling comics in the UK, along with The Dandy, the weekly circulation of The Beano in April 1950 was 1,974,072.
Charlotte Stevenson posted a review about The Beano on Good Reads in January 2017:
"It was a real shame to discover the vast transformation the Beano has undertaken in just a few years. So many characters have been cut and so many of the stories not only didn't make sense but just weren't funny. There needs to be some serious re-thinking to save what remains of the beloved Beano before it becomes completely commercialized and unrecognizable..."
Former Employee - Content Editor says"I worked at Beano Studios full-time for more than a year Cons: - Nonsensical, top-heavy structure that keeps leading to them having to make people redundant because it doesn't work - Management roles that vastly outnumber actual getting-anything-done roles - Extraordinarily strange sense of priorities when it comes to spending money - Ridiculous, time-wasting, outright offensive HR process during redundancy - Tendency for higher-ups to get overexcited by whatever the New Shiny Thing is, and pump loads of money and focus into that, neglecting other elements of the business, before abandoning it for the next one - Track record of making extremely callous decisions regarding paying people (with a two-tier system where senior roles are paid very well and more junior roles are paid as little as they can get away with), and keeping them on fixed-term contracts longer than planned so as to avoid pay reviews - Enormous disorganisation - Uncomfortably rapid turnover with all-too-frequent "Where's that person?" "Oh, they've gone" situations"
Former Employee - Editorial says"I worked at Beano Studios full-time Cons: The top management have no clue how to run a business, how to see talent that's right in front of them and how to build on success. The company is sneaky, they promise but never deliver and they're constantly shooting in every direction so you have no idea what your role even is anymore. The top dogs can bully people happily and not think anything of it, not realising how unhappy people are. Happy people make successful content. Everything changes constantly, the staff turn over is high and it leads to confusion over who is doing what. Avoid at all costs."
Former Freelancer - Junior Games Producer says"I worked at Beano Studios for more than a year Cons: Too much red tape from upper management, would get blindsided Paid as contractor, but basically full time employee without benefits Poor pay"
Former Employee - Digital Video Producer says"I worked at Beano Studios full-time for more than a year Cons: Wrong experienced roles for a digital team"