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4 people found this helpful  

Dissatisfying

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

I have been working at EBSCO Publishing

Pros

Decent benefits - a cafeteria, free coffee and tea, work parties.
Nice people, as far as my direct co-workers are concerned.
Decent entry-level positions, good place if you're just starting out.

Cons

There is very little opportunity for advancement or promotion. Most mid-to-upper level management positions are sourced from outside the company. Difficult to even make same level transitions unless you know someone and are in their favor. Management is often un-supportive of their staff and it is common practice to shovel work on to others and throw people under the bus.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There need to be more opportunities to advance. management support needs to be worked on. Departments are extremely separate and everyone should have a more cohesive vision of the big picture.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent entry level position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Serials Coordinator in Ipswich, MA
    Current Employee - Serials Coordinator in Ipswich, MA

    I have been working at EBSCO Publishing

    Pros

    Casual work environment, limited responsibility, exposure to publishing/database environment

    Cons

    Low pay, minimal time off, not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employess a clearer sense of the bigger picture before starting new intiatives and offer more opportunities for meaningful advancement and increase in pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long working Hours and be careful with Supervisors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, MA

    I worked at EBSCO Publishing

    Pros

    They offer flexible hours depending on the territory. Nice environment. EBSCO offers excellent products, so its easy to sell overseas. A lot of work for the day to keep you busy. They provide free coffee. They have their own gym. Every other month they offer product training through online or in person.

    Cons

    Its depressing to see how direct managers wash their hands and let others do their work for them. Specially if they have the power to manipulate in a deceitful way their decisions and commissions without the TOP managers knowledge. TOP managers don't supervise sales or assignments coming from the lower management otherwise if its yearly.
     They don't offer sufficient vacation time, neither allow to take personal or sick days specially if you have kids. If there's an issue, you can NOT complain to anyone within the company- it looks they protect the managers. Too many long working hours without a break if you cover a large territory. If someone reach the sales goal, there is NOT appreciation or recognition from direct managers- They require only to make sales and achieve goals without any gratitude or smile. Usually the direct managers don't tell an employee to stop for a break even though is written in the company policy. Difficulties working with other departments, a lot of miscommunication between them. No monthly meetings between team members only yearly or quarterly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct Managers should do their own assignments and NOT other sales agents. Employees with families should have more flexibility at work. Commission sales should be supervised by TOP managers and NOT by direct managers. Team meetings or sales goals should be accurately supervise monthly.

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