IOP Publishing, Inc. – Washington, DC
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I have been working at Iop Publishing full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
I'm amazed to see the two negative reviews (June 2014) about my company - what utter tosh!
Everyone is welcoming, everyone is friendly and helpful, everyone - at all levels - is approachable. It is a successful company working on behalf of a leading scientific society (The Institute of Physics) which is [yes this is the official blurb and why not?] "a charitable organisation with a worldwide membership of more than 50,000, working together to advance physics education, research and application". No money-grabbing shareholders or cyclical VC/PE backed "death march" like a number of other companies in the sector.
Yes the culture is changing - for the better! The company doubled in size and performance roughly 2000-2010 and it has taken the last few years to accept that things have to constantly change and improve - to mature more. Despite that in these last few years we've had record performance delivering record levels of Gift Aid to The Institute. Achievements we are rightly proud of! Despite that the majority of staff have an excellent work-life balance, the best I've seen anywhere.
There has been plenty of internal promotion throughout the company, ranging from Year in Industry Students being taken on through to two of the current directors, as well as the two most recent senior manager positions.
If people think there is a blame culture here then they've not worked somewhere that really has one, like a number of the other company's in the sector have! Being held accountable is not the same as having a blame culture.
The Bristol office (which is the HQ, not the Philadelphia office) is on two floors with our own internal staircase - there is no excuse for not talking to whoever you need to speak with it, it is so easy! How can that be isolated? There is every opportunity to 'manage upwards' as well as outwards. If you have a problem with your line management then go speak to any of the directors, don't let it fester!Cons
Nowhere is perfect, but if anything people need to be more accountable and step up to the plate more to even things up across the company better.Advice to ManagementAdvice
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