Arcadia Publishing
3.0 of 5 4 reviews
www.arcadiapublishing.net Mount Pleasant, SC 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 4, 2014

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Richard Joseph

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Arcadia Publishing was a fantastic place to work

    Publisher (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsWorking with great people, both internally and with a great variety of authors. Always felt we were making a contribution to the common good. Very supportive and responsive management that cared about employees. Great benefits package.

    ConsPart of working in publishing is a labor of love as the pay isn't as good as in some other industries. There wasn't always much opportunity for advancement and that was due to the size of the company, which definitely had its plus side, but lack of advancement opportunities was a drawback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Managers aren't aware of the problems

    Acquisitions Editor (Former Employee)
    Charleston, SC

    ProsGreat people at the non-management level and a very nice office

    ConsLow salary. Management is not interested in new ways of doing things. Do it the way they have always done it or else. They are unaware of their employees internet activity where more could be accomplished.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to what your employees are doing and tap their knowledge to see if they know of a better way to do things.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Floundering

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to start your career, lots of energy

    ConsNo mentoring whatsoever, too many young 20-somethings brings a lack of professionalism, constant restructuring of company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to visit, wouldn't want to live there.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe service this company provides is essentially good, publishing local history books with small print runs at no cost to the author. This is a great place to get experience and a feel for the publishing world. They provide benefits and are flexible with their employees, while not well trained in managing people, the corp. staff are essentially good people.

    ConsHigh turnover, poor compensation. Since the turnover rate is so high, many of the benefits of training that new editors might receive from more experienced staff is limited. Few employees are rewarded over the longterm and communication between different parts of the company is limited, sometimes bordering on heated and poisonous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet training in managing people AND open the channels of feedback for your staff. Reward your employees financially and verbally when they work hard. Spend time and money training your employees, and make it clear to your employees that you value them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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