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Used to be a better place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

ProsFree books, nice coworkers, interesting projects, good benefits
Management makes an effort to create a collegial environment

ConsKeep in mind this may differ depending on which department you working. That said, this company seems to have too much upper level management and many middle mangers with not enough real experience or training. There is an overvaluing of what technology and "metrics" can do, with little common sense on how to apply them and a tendency to underestimate the time or resources needed to take on big projects. The end result is a chaotic environment where the work is piled on and no one really knows how to get it done or who has what responsibility for what. It's likely some of this could be attributed to changes in the industry, but one would think that good leadership could help mediate it.

I've heard it's a great place to be an intern and it certainly does seem like the interns get a lot of mentoring and attention, so if you are starting out, it might be a good place to start. If you have experience I think you would quickly lose patience.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllocate some resources to solving problems that already exist.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to work if you have muscles!

    Bulk Storage (Current Employee) Lebanon, IN

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: you get plenty of exercise Cons: It is an amazing place to work Advice to Senior Management: Be strong Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Publicity Manager (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Good benefits, offers flexible work environment, positive employees Cons: Slow to promote, little-to-know training for upper management, top-heavy Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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