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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learned a lot - but overall very high stress

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Assouline Publishing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    World class clients. high profile people, excellent aesthetic. Beautiful office.

    Cons

    Unorganized - salary is not competitive. High stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer Competitive salaries. Maintain realistic expectations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst Employment Experience to date

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers who were very creative, talented, and kind people. From the outside, still appears to be a luxury brand so maybe good for the next job - although on the inside, its cheaply run nightmare.

    Cons

    Agreed with the other reviews here 100%. Employees are severely overworked, then verbally abused in return. Extremely unprofessional. There is no reward for your efforts - especially because as soon as you give them what they want, regardless of how good a job - you are promptly replaced. I've never seen such a revolving door before. In the owner's own words, he likes to "squeeze the juice" out of his creative employees until they are dry. They'll promise you job security and compensation rewards, then cut you as soon as you fulfill what they need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using and abusing employees. What goes around comes around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    There's a scam going on here

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Assouline Publishing

    Pros

    They have beautiful offices with river views. Period. Nothing else good to say.

    Cons

    I started as a freelance person but they work their employees to death, sometimes 8 hours overtime daily without compensation. So they hired me to staff on salary so they wouldn't have to pay the hourly wage. When I finished designing 2 books for them, they let me go. They are disorganized, unprofessional, rude, cheap and they like to beat you down. You are nothing. They fire people left and right and just hire the next unsuspecting person. They ruin lives and they don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy, fulfilled employees do back flips for employers. Employers who beat them down, get honest reviews like this one.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Creative but tough place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Assouline Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Creative and passionate employees and beautiful products

    Cons

    Culture is tough to live with as there are no real processes or boundaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    no job stability

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Assouline Publishing

    Pros

    When people recognize the company, it's good to have on your resume. Although, the brand is not as recognizable as its competitors, like Taschen.

    Cons

    During my time at Assouline, countless people left, or were fired. The staff is treated quite poorly by the owners and senior management. They are incredibly unprofessional and many are overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people who work hard with fair compensation. Firing people left and right does not do well for company morale.

    Doesn't Recommend

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