Perseus Books Group

Perseus Books Group Reviews

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David Steinberger
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    Great work-life balance, low pay breeds low motivation

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    The company offers great benefits for a good work-life balance. Options to work from home, half-day summer Fridays, good vacation and sick policy, and family-friendly flexible working schedules. People are smart and respectful.


    There's not a lot of financial investment in all imprints and salaries are low compared to industry standards. Not many opportunities for career advancement in all departments means there are people who feel "stuck" in their positions with no growth. This creates a culture of low motivation in some departments and a lack of investment and creativity in the work.

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Perseus Books Group Interviews

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014

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    I submitted my resume/cover letter via email and received a reply in two days. We had a brief phone conversation to discuss the details of the position before scheduling an in person interview. The in person interview included a brief tour around the facilities, an introduction to the Senior Editor, and a sit-down conversation with the supervisor. The questions were fairly generic, and the overall tone was very welcoming and somewhat casual.

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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

While books from this publishing group don't have wings, they do help readers travel great distances. The Perseus Books Group is a large independent publisher, made up of about a dozen separate imprints that are Perseus-owned, joint ventures, or owned by third parties. These include Avalon Travel (travel guides), PublicAffairs (non-fiction), Vanguard Press (fiction and non-fiction), and Westview Press (academic books). Perseus also distributes books from more than 300 smaller presses including Grove/Atlantic and ZAGAT Survey. Its Consortium unit provides marketing and... More

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