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Web2.0 in a Nutshell: O'Reilly must become more modern

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ProsIt is a very forward thinking comany that is full of under-payed young talent. Many of these folks will be technology industry leaders within ten years. Pieces of the company like "Make Magazine" and the O'Reilly School of Technology are run by incredibly bright and able folks, who want to make a huge difference in the world. Some of the young editors and customer service folks are way ahead of the curve and will impact the next company that they go to in a very positive way. If you are looking at them as an employer figure on 2-4 years and then go somewhere else.

ConsThe folks at the top are in golden handcuffs and do not listen to basic business sense. They tell half-truths about technology driven projects and reward incompetence. All of them need to look in the mirror and decide if they want to join the 21st century, or retire. They give their Human Resources department no power and start and stop projects too quickly. Most of these folks are really good people who are holding onto their piece of the pie, instead of moving forward and taking risk. This is what happens when a bean counter runs a company with incredible potential.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind new jobs and let the new generation lead.

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    Good place to work, for less then great pay.

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    Pros: The work life balance is excellent, with the exception it seems of our Editors who seem to work far too many hours. Day to… Cons: The pay scale at O'Reilly is considered to be about 80% of what one might get working else where in the same position. The usual… Advice to Senior Management: Keep up the good work, but find a way to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Loads of great ideas at ORM.

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    Pros: Smart co-workers, freedom to experiment, and willing to depart from the status quo made my time at ORM enjoyable. Senior management was… Cons: At times, there would be too many voices while trying to make a decision… Advice to Senior Management: Trust your employees to do what they do best. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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