World Book

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    A nice quiet place with a very limited budget

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    I worked at World Book


    The people you work with have the very best intentions about putting out a high-quality and informative product. A low-stress way to get into the world of publishing while still learning about the process and deadlines and stuff like that. Most people are happy to help with questions are issues, but many keep to themselves.


    There is not much room for advancement, and your salary barely keeps up with inflation. The office is almost oppressively quiet. Most people there are unhappy. If within three years you aren't promoted, start looking elsewhere.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at World Book.

    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews, 2 face to face with HR, 2 face to face with VP. No difficult questions asked, very baseline stuff.

    Negotiation Details
    Asked for double the vacation time because salary was so low.
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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1986
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

World Book literally offers the world at your fingertips. The company publishes encyclopedias (including its flagship World Book Encyclopedia) and other educational reference materials, focusing primarily on the school and library markets. All total, World Book publishes nearly 90 reference titles. In addition to its print, CD, and DVD products, the company also offers World Book Online Reference Center, its subscription-based Internet reference service. The company was founded in 1917, and is a subsidiary of diversified manufacturer Scott Fetzer Company, itself a... More

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