Copyright Clearance Center Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Great company, great people!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager, Strategic Accounts in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager, Strategic Accounts in Danvers, MA

    I have been working at Copyright Clearance Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Copyright Clearance Center is the people. You get to work with smart, dedicated people who are invested in the work they do and the future of Intellectual Property. Benefits and culture are great.

    Cons

    I have not experienced anything negative working for this company. By far the most friendly, mission driven and open company I have worked for.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job! Keep the lines of communication open as you have since I've worked at Copyright Clearance Center


  2. Helpful (2)

    The only constant is change

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Knowledge Worker in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Knowledge Worker in Danvers, MA

    I worked at Copyright Clearance Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging, interesting topic and clients, decent benefits, easy to commute to location, newer floor plans, layout and furniture. Very clean physical environment.

    Cons

    Politics, silos, favoritism abound. Very challenging to move ahead based on your work, can only move ahead if you are excellent at managing upward, lying, and being an adept politician. Don't get used to what you are doing because it is likely to change before you master the work or product.

    Advice to Management

    None, they don't take any. They do what they want when they want regardless of what else is going on or what has already been accomplished.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Company preparing for significant Downsizing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Danvers, MA

    I have been working at Copyright Clearance Center (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits, some nice people to work alongside, nice Cafeteria, nice workspace.

    Cons

    Lack of effective leadership, no input from anyone but CEO, who loves the sound of her own voice but nobody else's. Bad acquisitions accompanied by even worse integrations, disconnected HR department.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the increasing number of disgruntled employees, don't encourage folks to come forward with new ideas then penalize them if their voice is not what you want to hear. Foster new energy, the industry is changing and you are selling an obsolete product.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Painfully slow paced, political, meetings with no outcome, but pays well

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Copyright Clearance Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of nice people, most are well-meaning and earnest. Salary and benefits are very good. Great commute if you live near Danvers. Many people seem to think its a great place to work. There are pockets of common sense, especially engineering and sales.

    Cons

    CEO has never worked elsewhere and it shows. Even the most trivial and obvious decisions typically need to go through her. The pace of the company is agonizingly slow. Meeting after meeting with no outcome. Company trying to reinvent itself as "agile" is laughable. Many people work absurd hours getting very little done. Very little discipline or will to do anything that would displease publishers. Large infrastructure there mainly to support the large infrastructure. All smart people have left or are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! It worked for the last 30 years, and nothing has changed in publishing or copyright, has it?


  6. Rapid growth, expansion overseas, can-do attitude

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Copyright Clearance Center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    High-energy CEO who genuinely cares about people, still a family atmosphere in some departments

    Cons

    Lots of pressure in Engineering


  7. Great Place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Danvers, MA

    I have been working at Copyright Clearance Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, commute and career growth opportunities. Senior management invests in their employees. Bright employees working together for the customer...very refreshing.

    Cons

    Unfortunately for some, there is no public transportation.


  8. Great company and interesting work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Copyright Clearance Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is fast paced and very interesting given that copyright is a hot topic now. If you are interested in learning and working with wonderful people, this is a good workplace.

    Cons

    There is a lot going on so if multitasking or learning new things, keeping up with what the market wants etc is not your thing, you may find it too intense here.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of stuff happening. We could use some additional internal resources on some projects. Keep the transparent communications coming.


  9. Helpful (3)

    The CEO is smart, hard-working but temperamental, and fosters a culture that chases new clients, not client satisfaction

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA

    I have been working at Copyright Clearance Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good HR department, work-life balance is recognized. Collaboration is encouraged. Pleasant colleagues, decent middle-management.

    Cons

    Lack of focus -- people pulled in multiple directions. People often want to check with the CEO first, fearful of making her mad. $100K sales are celebrated even if they cost $1M. Lots of work being done with no obvious benefit to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your customers -- not just your publishers but also the licensees you already have.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Interesting, Challenging Work with Good People

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

    I have been working at Copyright Clearance Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Thoughtful, colloborative, nice employees Dynamic, hardworking, brilliant CEO Big enough to offer opportunity; small enough as an individual to make a difference Great benefits, space and salary Transparent communication

    Cons

    Trying to do too many things, some long-term staff resistant to change, location not accessible by public transportation, colloborative enviroment but meeting heavy.


  11. Helpful (6)

    It used to be a great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA

    I worked at Copyright Clearance Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Convenient location Most people are nice and helpful

    Cons

    Used to be a great place to work but changes in management a few years ago drastically changed to whole environment for the worse



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