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- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Cell Press full-time (More than a year)Doesn't RecommendPositive OutlookApproves of CEODoesn't RecommendPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Great sense of camaraderie: Colleagues are smart, hard-working, and friendly.
Opportunity to work on variety of projects across different business units
Internal teams shared by other Elsevier business units provide ongoing logistical support
Sufficient budget to attend internal and external training events and conferences
Opportunity to travel for conferences within U.S. and internationally
Work from home flexibility
Unrealistic and unsustainable workload expectations
Unnecessarily political and bureaucratic
Limited opportunities for growth
Pay below market rate
Poor health insurance coverage
Advice to Management
Listen to your employees' needs, get up to speed with today's business practices in your discipline, and overcome your fear of giving your employees a voice when other senior management team members make repeatedly unreasonable demands.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Cell Press (Cambridge, MA).
The process lasted three weeks. I was contacted by multiple members of the HR staff, one of whom gave me incorrect information and forgot to get back to me to confirm the interview time—I had to call her the day before to confirm, even though she had said she would contact me.
The interview lasted more than an hour and felt a bit like an interrogation. A group of employees took turns asking me questions, some of which were quite difficult and didn't seem relevant to the position. The employees I met did not make me feel welcome, and I left with a fairly negative impression of the company.
Finally, after three weeks, seven phone calls, and two in-person meetings, the company didn't even have the courtesy to send me an e-mail letting me know they were no longer interested in me. Fortunately, by that time, I was no longer interested in them, either.
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