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Great place to work, hard place to move up and earn more money

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Random House

Pros

People are great, asking for time off is never an issue, so much vacation time, great 401k benefits. The culture is relaxed and creative. Definitely a great place to start working fresh out of college.

Cons

Great vacation time but you can't afford to go anywhere. Paying rent gets harder every year. It's impossible to get promoted unless someone leaves. It's hard to get the more senior people who have been working in publishing forever to change. After a few years, good entry level employees always leave, and sometimes the wrong people are promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change can be good sometimes. Trust your other departments more, they know what they're doing.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Work with some of the brightest people who are truly passionate about what they do.

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

    I worked at Random House full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has a great 401K program and benefits. They really help you grow your career with internal training and development.

    Cons

    The implicit hierarchy between imprints and publishing groups can cause issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intelligent, supportive company

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    Current Employee - Author
    Current Employee - Author

    I have been working at Random House as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great support, great communication between editor and author, reputation

    Cons

    Such a large company can mean some smaller authors get left in the dust

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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