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    This is a hard place to leave!

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    I have been working at W.W. Norton full-time (more than 10 years)

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    For the most part, this is a great company to work for. The people are friendly. Management is fair. You get nice little perks, like your own office and half-day fridays in summer. They don't work you to the bone. Also, the company does very well for itself. We typically win at least one Pulitzer Prize every year and do well financially due to sales of College Textbooks. So you don't see a lot of layoffs just to save money.

    Cons

    The only con is the con of pretty much any smaller to mid-sized company. It can be difficult to move up in ranks if you don't rub shoulders with the right people. And if you don't move up, your position can get stagnate.

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W.W. Norton Interviews

Updated Jan 15, 2015
Updated Jan 15, 2015

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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at W.W. Norton.

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    Got an email back after applying through my university, phone interview then scheduled an in-person interview. Heard back a few weeks later. Pretty easy process! Interview questions are usually unique to the person interviewing you/your manager.

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Website www.wwnorton.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1923
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Anyone who ever lugged around one of W.W. Norton's literary anthologies knows that this company isn't really into light reading. But its publishing activities go beyond hefty college textbooks to include general-interest (fiction, history, biography) and professional (psychotherapy, architecture and design) books. W.W. Norton has published the works of authors ranging from... More

Mission: W.W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W.W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder... More

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