Hachette Book Group

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Used to be a better place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time

Pros

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

Cons

Keep 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 ManagementAdvice

Allocate some resources to solving problems that already exist.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    A good place to work if you have muscles!

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    Current Employee - Bulk Storage in Lebanon, IN
    Current Employee - Bulk Storage in Lebanon, IN

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

    Pros

    you get plenty of exercise

    Cons

    It is an amazing place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be strong

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good people, no growth opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time

    Pros

    People are great. Free books

    Cons

    No growth; low pay, even by publishing standards. Lack of communication. Opinions are not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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