EBSCO Publishing
2.7 of 5 62 reviews
www.ebsco.com Ipswich, MA

EBSCO Publishing Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2014
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2.7 62 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

EBSCO Publishing President Tim Collins

Tim Collins

(26 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I was a graphic designer at Ebsco.

Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
Birmingham, AL

I have been working at EBSCO Publishing full-time for more than a year

ProsEbsco works hard to provide a good working environment. The division at worked for at Ebsco made sure our team worked well together and everyone was on the same page. We would have team meetings and our managers would recognize reward a job well done.

Cons280 traffic can become a headache day after day. I had to drive to the headquarters a lot. Driving to work should be considered with high gas prices and time consuming 280 traffic.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate look of building.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A place where I was allowed to grow

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Ipswich, MA

I worked at EBSCO Publishing full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIdeally located, strong growth curve, unique culture.

ConsThrives on change, not necessarily a bad thing, nor an unsuccessful strategy, however if you do not adapt easily and quickly in the environment the experience can be very unnerving.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo all you can to keep the campus atmosphere, do more to get more interaction between departments as the situation as it exists now can lead to feelings of isolation and disconnection from the rest of the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great technology and people, a winning combination

Product Manager (Former Employee)
Ipswich, MA

I worked at EBSCO Publishing full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThere is room to move ahead if you are so inclined. The work can be tedious at times, though each employee has the flexibility to enhance their work by coming up with new ideas about it.

Th company is proacive in terms of community involvement and being green, with solar panels and solar hot water heaters on site.

Employees are afforded access to the latest technology and updated equipment on which to work.

ConsThe compensation is not the highest in the area and there is a strong sense of needing to be part of an inner circle to get ahead or earn serious compensation.

Advice to Senior ManagementGrant more generous raises in keeping with profitability to ensure that long-term employees feel properly rewarded for their investment and loyalty to the company. Try to eliminate showing such preferential treatment to the in-crowd.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Was a very family-friendly atmosphere

National Sales Director (Former Employee)
Birmingham, AL

I worked at EBSCO Publishing full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHad no issues getting off when I needed to, family-friendly, great people

ConsSalaries were pushed down but that was mostly because I was there during the Great Recession

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your people better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good

Technical Analyst (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at EBSCO Publishing full-time for more than a year

Prosgood management, they take care of their employees, good learning curve, no office politics, excellent work environment

Conslow salary, remote location and commute

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Good place to get a start in the work world

Content Editor (Current Employee)
Ipswich, MA

I have been working at EBSCO Publishing full-time for more than a year

Pros- Great people to work with
- Nice perks like low-cost onsite cafe, free gym, company outings (e.g. Winter Party)
- Flex time and telecommute are possible for some positions
- Decent benefits package
- Good entry level positions

Cons- Few opportunities for advancement; higher level positions are usually filled from outside
- The buildings are nice but often poorly temperature controlled and have ongoing construction projects, making it difficult to concentrate on work
- Interdepartmental communication tends to be poor

Advice to Senior Management- Focus more on developing talent internally for higher level positions
- Improve communication among all departments

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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EBSCO Publishing is a great company to work for.

Field Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at EBSCO Publishing full-time for more than 8 years

ProsEBSCO is always coming out with new products to sell and management is very supportive.

ConsOnly con would be slow to market but this is actually a positive because the products are better than the competition.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep growing.

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Good place to work and build a career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Ipswich, MA

I have been working at EBSCO Publishing

Pros-flex time depending on dept you work for
-great benefits, although cost has gone up recently
-nice building
-nice outdoor setting

Cons-could be more generous with salaries

Advice to Senior Managementkeep valuing everyone, even the entry level folks; show your appreciation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Ipswich, MA

I have been working at EBSCO Publishing

ProsLaid back culture, good salary, tons of work

ConsIncompetence of middle managers sometimes affects personal schedules

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure middle managers are not micromanagers and worry about the responsibilities at their level instead of trying to understand every single detail of subordinates' work.

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EP is not a bad work environment, but its hard to live on what they pay.

Database Analyst (Former Employee)
Ipswich, MA

I worked at EBSCO Publishing

ProsThe best reason to work for EBSCO Publishing is the flexibility within the company. They encourage cross-training between departments and allow for personal time off as needed or a flexibile work schedule particularly in the Editorial Department. They offer a fun winter party and summer cookout and have a generally good outlook. The location in Ipswich is lovely with lots of options for getting away for a yummy lunch or a nice walk. They are creative thinkers and supervisors are open and willing to listen to new ideas. It is a generally positive work environment with nice co-workers and good productivity.

ConsThe pay at EBSCO Publishing is below what is necessary to live on in New England. It might work for a dual-income family, but is insufficient for even the price of apartment rentals in the surrounding towns. Some years have involved a lot of change over among supervisors, which makes it difficult when you have a better knowledge of what you do than your manager. THere is not very good communication between departments and the product sometimes suffers for this. Cost cutting measures have created much offshore processing over the years which has brought down the quality of much of the product.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider the economy and make pay comparable to a Boston job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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