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This is a great place to work, with a fun and creative atmosphere and a genuinely friendly, community-oriented group of colleagues. People get along very well and bond together over helping to work on great books, and the books really are very well-done. The environment during the work day really is one of support and collaboration and it doesn't feel corporate at all.
Because it is publishing, promotions and fair raises are hard to come by. The company will find any excuse not to promote you unless they absolutely have to, which is pretty much true all across publishing, but just something to be aware of if this is the field you're going into.
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A division of parent Simon & Schuster, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing is one of the top children's book publishers in the world. The division targets preschoolers through teenagers. Imprints include Aladdin Paperbacks (for readers aged 4 to 12), Atheneum Books for Young Readers (literary fiction, picture books, and young adult non-fiction), Little Simon (novelty books for children, including pop-ups and sticker books), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (hardcover imprint), and Simon Pulse (paperbacks for teens). Its Simon Spotlight ...