Doesn't RecommendNegative Outlook
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Taunton Press full-time (More than 10 years)
Great work environment and work-life balance, productive, inspired, and creative lower-level content creators, and appreciative, loyal customers.
Good ideas fall flat because of laziness or lack of funds. A can-do attitude results in more work, but no payoff. No raises for years on end. An increasingly top-heavy structure that surely costs a fortune but hasn't resulted in any improvement, while the creative and editorial staffs are steadily whittled down to almost nothing, but expected to produce mountains of money-making content.
Advice to Management
Invest in the content. It's what makes Taunton unique. In a sea of bits and pieces of useless fluff, Taunton used to stand out as a provider of quality, worth-money content, but that's falling apart. Instead of hiring the next great hope (expensive new director-of-something), give your loyal and incredibly talented and valuable employees a well-deserved and desperately-needed raise before you lose them all. Pep talks only go so far....
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
Easy and nice, HR is quite helpful, coordination is bad through because they have multiple locations, managers are usually very busy so have to change schedule multiple times. Questions asked is very related to the area that they are hiring for so they pretty know what they are looking.
- some related experience, skill based questions Answer Question
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The Taunton Press takes hobbies seriously. The company is best known for publishing upscale hobby magazines about cooking, woodworking, gardening, and sewing. Titles include Fine Woodworking, Fine Gardening, Fine Cooking, and Threads. Its "Fine Homebuilding" focuses on home improvement and decorating, and its CraftStylish is an online resource for crafters. The company also publishes books (Babyspace Idea Book, Organizing Idea Book) and produces videos on related subjects. Husband and wife team Jan and Paul Roman started the family-owned company in 1975.