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

I have been working at Nature Publishing Group full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Open environment for sharing ideas, developing products

Cons

Some clunky systems and processes

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A place more for a job than to build a career

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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 Nature Publishing Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere with minimal management (this second one can also be a con however). Good work/life balance as upper management doesn't really expect people they manage to do much beyond the minimum requirements so that makes for a pretty standard, easy 9-5 day.

    Cons

    Low compensation by industry standards. Still catching up with other companies with regards to digital technology. People work in silos and therefore inefficient with poor communication between departments. Poor tuition reimbursement and few opportunities for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees know you expect more from them and invest in those that can perform.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Think of this as a brief stop in your career.

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

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - It's a job

    -If you are in marketing you might get earn a promotion, they are some of the few who have had anything resembling career growth, prob has something to do with who the director is.

    Cons

    - No consistency between departments in regards to career growth opportunities, it really depends on if you are lucky with who your manager is and their relationship with the VP of HR.

    -HR has an odd habit of denying promotions and raises based on the VP's mood of the day or her personal like or dislike of the candidate at hand. She is also very picky on who is approved for tuition reimbursement and in some cases the company has gone back on it's word to workers who kept up their part of the deal.

    - Mediocre managers who love mediocre people who do mediocre work, not a place for people with drive or ambition.

    -Main office is in England and they have a habit of ending their work day on the dot while pushing any remaining work off on the NYC office. You will never see them work late yet it's an expectation that the NYC office will.

    -Various aspects of the NY office are being moved overseas and it's only a matter of time before more people start being let go.

    -Even by comparison to the industry as a whole compensation is below average. PTO allowances and healthcare is pretty much garbage when you start comparing actual numbers and hard data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop holding your American workers to a different standard. Treat people equally and you might find people inspired to care about the work that they have. When mistakes are made hold people accountable for them. Watching the same people fail with their various initiatives should send you a message that you have placed your faith wrongly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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