Christian Science Publishing Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
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  1. Good office environment if you're passionate about their direction

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Christian Science Publishing full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very team-oriented and mentoring is available at every level

    Cons

    Office hierarchy is based purely off of how much time you've been there

    Approves of CEO
  2. If you're not a CS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Christian Science Publishing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great holiday recess, family/work flexibility, training offered by HR to improve your skills,

    Cons

    If you are not a Christian Scientist, you won't get very far.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Nice people but don't hold your breathe for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really nice people, location, architecture of plaza

    Cons

    If you are not CS you will never fully fit in nor will you be considered for growth. There is an an us (CS) vs them (non-CS) attitude that persists. Cuts corners when it comes to quality infrastructure and talent within organization. Mass technology and talent exodus occurring. Also it is very difficult to get a job with them on your resume due to bias and misconceptions about the faith.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people more and value the contributions non-CS employees bring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great Internship

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    Current Intern - CS Monitor Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - CS Monitor Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Christian Science Publishing as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    Some assignments are a tad tedious

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Very professional, caring staff work for CSPS.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Christian Science Publishing

    Pros

    Caring community, great location in Boston

    Cons

    A little old fashioned, might be hard to change that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Distribution Financial Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Distribution Financial Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Distribution Financial Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at Christian Science Publishing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's a friendly/family environment and everyone is working for a bigger purpose. It's not about their salary or benefits, it's about all the people who follow.

    Cons

    Unless you are a Christian Scientist you can only go so high in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not change a thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Christian Science Publishing

    Pros

    Very caring place that creates a good work environment

    Cons

    sometimes challenging to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to value the employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Calm atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Christian Science Publishing full-time

    Pros

    It's unusual in journalism to work for an organization where swearing and smoking and yelling at correspondents and editors is just not a part of the culture. The staff is committed to solid, thoughtful, non sensational journalism. Great place to get a running start if you're an intern.

    Cons

    Some passive aggressive tendencies among editors and higher ups. You have to always read between the lines. Small staff and small budget means a lot of hours and few hands on deck. Not a lot of mentorship for young staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Not A Bad Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    My manager was great. She understood the importance of work life balance

    Cons

    Employees who have been there too long and constantly throw people under the bus. Also long-term employees who are unwilling to open their minds to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's important to find ways to retain the younger workforce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. You don't have to smoke to work at Marlboro, but it helps

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    Former Employee - Web Designer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Christian Science Publishing

    Pros

    Lots of sick days, no questions asked
    comfortable salary, not a huge amount of work

    Cons

    the newspaper dictates everything, all other departments are brushed aside
    it's the spoilt brat of the church, not really capable of standing on its' own
    antiquated management doesn't understand the concept of new media

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure out how to stay relevant in the digital age or sink

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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