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OUP USA President & CEO Niko Pfund
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    Great publishing company, great people, great work culture

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    Current Employee - Acquisitions Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Acquisitions Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at OUP USA full-time (more than 5 years)


    Management hires good people and gets out of the way to let them do their jobs (for the most part). Very little politicking necessary--results speak for themselves. Very little top down strategizing--you develop your list and support materials based on what the market tells you it wants, NOT what upper managment tells you to because of some company wide initiative. Not interested in "bleeding edge" technology, but absolutely willing to invest in what the market demands. Marketplace respects this company--on many levels through all of the divisions, and that is an intangible that can't be emphasized enough. It is a company driven by an editorial perspective. Great group of DEs.


    Growing pains caused by rapid growth, with investment into additional people resources coming as we see new sales (lags behind the work). Marketing department is too small; marketing managers are spread too thin. Need more sales representatives. Bonus plan has improved over time, but could still use more improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep reinvesting into sales and marketing. Middle management should focus on big picture, not micro issues.

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OUP USA Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Interview Difficulty




    Editorial Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at OUP USA in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by email to come in for an interview, about 3 weeks after submitting my resume. I had one interview with the managing editor, and a short interview with HR. The interview was standard, with the typical questions of "what are your strengths and weaknesses?", "tell me a bit about yourself," and "what kind of manager do you prefer?"

    Interview Questions
    • I was caught off guard when asked to explain the subject of my college senior thesis, which came up as we discussed my educational background   Answer Question
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    Salary wasn't negotiable
    Accepted Offer
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Website www.oup.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1973
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Media
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Pick a word, any word. Chances are good you'll find it in some book published by the Oxford University Press, Inc. The publisher, known as OUP USA, is affiliated the world's largest university publisher, UK-based Oxford University Press (OUP UK), itself a department of the University of Oxford. The US publishing unit was launched in 1896 (the UK press traces its roots to the first book printed at Oxford in 1478). OUP USA publishes some 500 titles a year, including scholarly works, reference publications, Bibles, and school texts. Revenues from the not-for-profit Oxford... More

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