Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

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Intellectually stimulating, congenial office culture

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Editor in Lanham, MD
Current Employee - Assistant Editor in Lanham, MD
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Rowman & Littlefield Publishing full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The work is interesting and usually different--not much repetition. Each project presents new challenges. Somewhat flexible work schedules are available. Very congenial and collaborative culture. Promotions are handled fairly and logically. Good work-life balance.

Cons

Company seems to be perpetually in a transitional state--seems to lack a consistent vision or plan for the future, which makes discerning management's overall goals difficult at times. Even though there are a great variety of challenges, there is a culture of trying to solve everything with only a handful of limited solutions. It's extremely hard to tell what the company values, beyond profit. Pay is not great, but then again no one goes into publishing to get rich.

Advice to Management

Encourage employees to be more pragmatic and creative problem-solvers. Communicate goals clearly and consistently. Articulate more comprehensive vision for future (i.e., qualitatively in addition to quantitatively). What are the company's values?

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Response

Apr 9, 2014 – Human Resources Manager

Thank you for your review; I truly enjoyed reading it! I'm happy to hear that you are finding your work challenging, as well as finding your colleagues congenial and collaborative. You mention ... More

Other Employee Reviews for Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

  1. Great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor, Production in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor, Production in Lanham, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rowman & Littlefield Publishing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and work environment

    Cons

    Not the best paying salary out there.

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Response

    Apr 9, 2014 – Human Resources Manager

    Thanks for your review. I'm always happy to hear that my colleagues are enjoying a flexible schedule and work environment, as I believe both are important to the long-term success of both ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great people, great job but poor compensation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in Lanham, MD
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rowman & Littlefield Publishing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Awesome people -Competent and Smart Supervisors -Relaxed atmosphere -Flexible Schedules

    Cons

    -High Turnovers -Low Pay in comparison to the high cost of living in the area -Yearly company reviews when employees are informed of the millions of dollars the company is making while salaries are almost the same as what someone who doesn't have a bachelors degree would make.

    Advice to Management

    It's a sad thing when you like coming to work everyday and seeing people you like when the managers care about their employees and there is a sense of comaderie but you don't have enough money for basic necessities. High turnover exists for a reason. It's a great place to work and gain experience but once you start noticing that the pay doesn't align with general career and life goals then it's time to start looking for something else. It's a shame to have constant training for the new crop of people that sprout every couple of months, it seems like the company is happy with paying their hard working employees next to nothing. It says a lot about the value of a person if no one is willing to pay you to stay. Until salaries are at least decent, high turnovers will exist. This company will remain a place of simply a location to gain experience and then move on to bigger things. One of the biggest reasons people leave is because of the salary. Keeping hard-working, competent and intelligent people should be the priority over trying to make a bigger profit. If money is so important to the executives then think of this, wouldn't you rather have a team of great people who do their job efficiently everyday and have contacts and just pay them some more or would you rather have recent college grads who take time to train, don't know what they are doing until three to six months into their job only to realize once they are efficient that: hey! I have skills and references, it's time to leave. Real companies care about the well-being of their employees. If salaries are such a burden to increase then think about other ways to improve the lack of salaries with perhaps the increase of benefits. Until you show you care and people start thinking about their jobs at R&L as a career path instead of stepping stones, you won't be as big as you really want to be.

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Response

    Dec 15, 2014 – Human Resources Manager

    Thank you so much for your feedback! You make several interesting points, and I'd love to speak with you regarding them. I truly value the insight and suggestions of my colleagues, so please do ... More


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