Random House

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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.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A humane but competitive environment. The imprint and team you work with significantly define your experience at RH.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Random House

    Pros

    Smart, talented colleagues. Humane HR practices (vacation time, maternity leave, bonuses, etc).

    Cons

    A rigid, traditional hierarchy for editorial staff. It takes a long time to gain responsibility. RH has also been conservative in its response to digitally-driven changes in the industry.

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    Intelligent, supportive company

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    Current Contractor - Author
    Current Contractor - Author

    I have been working at Random House as a contractor (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

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