Taunton Press

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Tim Rahr
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    Genuine talent, wishy-washy direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taunton Press full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of lovely, hard-working, talented people work here. They're devoted to the work they do and really care about their customers. Nice location, nice benefits on the whole.

    Cons

    Difficult transition from all-print to digital media--the company needs to take some calculated risks, perhaps seek out new audiences and customers. Marketing has never really had a plan. Since my association with the company, the staff's workload has doubled while pay raises were stopped completely. Almost impossible to get promoted on a regular basis, no matter how good your performance reviews are. There seems to be some covert sexism, in that male employees move up the ranks a little more quickly than women, and women are held to account more. A number of unanticipated lay-offs has left employees nervous about their prospects.

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    Trust in your employees' creativity and vision; don't overwork them with drudgery--let them develop new and exciting products! Bring in more staff: the investment will pay off.

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Taunton Press Interviews

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014

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    Had to fill out a questionnaire and provide so much detail that it felt like I was giving them free advice.
    I declined to continue the process as the company is having huge financial issues and the management, at least the ones I spoke with, seem to not be telling the truth. You know, when co-workers say one thing and management says another.

    Interview Questions
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Website www.taunton.com
Headquarters Newtown, CT
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

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.

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