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I worked at Zondervan full-time (More than 10 years)
Ability to openly embrace your faith in a work setting. Great work ethic, support of mission. Benefits (although shrinking over time) are still better than most companies, especially in regard to work/family balance (paid time allocation is generous and appreciated).
Merger with Tomas Nelson smashed an apple with an orange -- sour taste in the mouths of many at Zondervan (where no power remains-just ask anyone). New open concept office is a disaster -- no privacy -- hard to concentrate, feels like a call center. Involvement from parent company feels excessively burdensome -- the culture is suffering (culture is a very fragile thing). Hard to get staff the pay levels the market is paying.
Advice to Management
Stop being blind to the obvious bias to grow/support Nashville location at the expense of Grand Rapids. Some employees remain very under-paid (mostly long term employees). Trust more.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI) in November 2009.
The initial communication with Zondervan was submitting an online resume. The next communication was a phone interview with Human Resources. There was another phone call to schedule an onsite interview. I interviewed first with a Human Resources representative, the Executive Assistant to the President of the company. I was called back to interview with the Senior Vice President who was looking for an Executive Assistant.
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This company can hook you up with a true best-seller. Zondervan Corporation is a leading publisher of Bibles and other Christian content. The company publishes the New International Version of the Bible (NIV), with more than 400 million copies distributed worldwide since its first publication in 1978. Zondervan also has units devoted to children's products (Zonderkidz), Spanish publishing (Editorial Vida), curricula, and new media offerings (e-books and software). In addition to its corporate headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Zondervan has offices in San Diego ...