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Working At Playboy

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Playboy overview

Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
Playboy has been around for a long time. It was founded back in 1953. This established company loves to hire graduates from Columbia College Chicago, with 11.5% of its employees having attended Columbia College Chicago. Playboy is a great place to work and is featured as number 4 on Zippia's list of Best Companies to Work for in Beverly Hills, CA. The average employee at Playboy makes $83,545 per year, which is competitive for its industry and location. Some of its highest paying competitors, Rodale, Newsweek, and Crain Communications, pay $83,476, $79,563, and $75,254, respectively.
Based in California, Playboy is a key player in the media industry with 1,210 employees and an annual revenue of $375.0M.

The Organization’s Mission

Playboy Enterprises Inc. brings the iconic Playboy lifestyle to innovative products and experiences for global consumers.







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Beverly Hills, CA



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The team at Playboy

Key People
  • James Griffiths (CEO)

What do people say about Playboy

Zippia Official LogoReddit UserAugust 2016

Yay! Glad to come across this. * How did you become a model? And then how'd you get to playboy? * Did you get confidence boosts from your photoshoots? For me at least, if I'm able to take an attractive partial nude for my bf I get slightly extatic for a moment, but then I end up hating it for some reason... Edit: Any tips for how to pose for risqu pictures?

I entered a modeling competition at Uni after months of pestering and ended up in FHM magazine. After that I got an agent and my second job (in 2004 ) was for Playboy. I did get a huge amount of confidence from doing photoshoots, it really helped me accept myself although castings were hard as they do the opposite! I think the best thing you can do when posing at home is pretend you are confident. The old adage 'fake it til you make it' does actually work.
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserAugust 2016

What was your most embarrassing moment ever in your career?

Farting really loudly on my first shoot.
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserAugust 2016

How was it working for one of the slimiest and exploitative companies in the world that has no moral compass and uses women like pieces of meat to attract men with no actual content worth actually taking in other than the new hot chick of the month. Also, what was it like working for Playboy?

You must be fun at parties...
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserAugust 2016

Favorite celebrity you've met through your career?

Ooh, erm. Lily Allen and Tom Hardy. They both seemed pretty normal. Pharrell was my fave but oh my god he looked like he was carved out of marble he was so gorgeous I couldn't handle it. I kept zoning out. AND he touched my bum. I almost fainted.
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserAugust 2016

I have heard alot of models express that the thing they appreciate the most about nude shoots is the professionalism of the photography team. Have you ever worked with photographers who weren't professional, and/or did a photographer ever hit on you during or after a shoot?

I had one or two shoots starting out that were a bit dodgy. One where the photographer locked me in his car and made me feel really uncomfortable (I managed to run away) and another where the photographer took nude photos while I was getting changed. I was sent on both jobs by the same agent. I think they were getting back-handers.
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Playboy Rankings

Playboy is ranked #98 on the Best Media Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Playboy careers

On average, employees at Playboy stay with the company for 4.0 years. Employees most commonly join Playboy after leaving NBCUniversal. When they leave Playboy, they most frequently get their next job at The Walt Disney Company.

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4.0 years
F+W3.3 years
Top Employers Before Playboy
Hearst8.0 %
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Frequently Asked Questions about Playboy

When was Playboy founded?

Playboy was founded in 1953.

How many Employees does Playboy have?

Playboy has 1,210 employees.

How much money does Playboy make?

Playboy generates $375.0M in revenue.

What industry is Playboy in?

Playboy is in the media industry.

What is Playboy's mission?

Playboy's mission statement is "Playboy Enterprises Inc. brings the iconic Playboy lifestyle to innovative products and experiences for global consumers."

What type of company is Playboy?

Playboy is a private company.

Who are Playboy's competitors?

Playboy competitors include American Media Inc., Independent Publications Inc., F+W, Rodale, Inc., Meredith, Gannett, Los Angeles Times, MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL, Taunton Press, Crain Communications, Video Services, Times Publishing Company, Oxford Univ Press USA, WWE, The Washington Post, WGBH, Newsweek, Hachette Filipacchi Holdings Inc., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, The Dallas Morning News.

Who works at Playboy?

James Griffiths (CEO)

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