Arcadia Publishing

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Arcadia Publishing Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Arcadia Publishing was a fantastic place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Publisher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Publisher in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Arcadia Publishing

    Pros

    Working 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.

    Cons

    Part 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.

    Recommends
  2.  

    "A Disappointment"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Acquisitions Editor in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Acquisitions Editor in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Arcadia Publishing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Okay benefits (was better a couple of years ago)
    Friendly coworkers
    Opportunity to get your foot in the publishing industry

    Cons

    Company lacks consistency and vision
    Not interested in trying new methods to fix/grow the business
    Tasks are very process-driven
    Extremely high turnover
    No opportunity for career growth
    Lack of efficient internal communication
    Compensation is menial

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open the channels of feedback from your employees
    Don't become complacent with the company's meager (if any) profits
    Encourage innovation and try new ideas to help turn the business around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Managers aren't aware of the problems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Acquisitions Editor in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Acquisitions Editor in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Arcadia Publishing full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Floundering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arcadia Publishing

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, lots of energy

    Cons

    No mentoring whatsoever, too many young 20-somethings brings a lack of professionalism, constant restructuring of company

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arcadia Publishing

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    High 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend

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