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Great company

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Simon & Schuster

Pros

Encouraging management, takes efforts to keep up with technology and changes in industry

Cons

Little opportunity for promotion, initiatives from corporate feel unnecessary and forced

Other Reviews for Simon & Schuster

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant

    I have been working at Simon & Schuster

    Pros

    Lack of hierarchy
    Respectful superiors
    Friendly environment
    Good books
    Interesting people
    Ability to take on new projects
    Reasonably self-directed
    Decent hours

    Cons

    Lack of advancement
    Abysmal pay
    Inconsistent rewards
    Unrealistic expectations
    Opaque management decisions
    Corporate bureaucracy
    Unfair distribution of responsibilities
    Lack of mentorship and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Simon & Schuster a place that rewards the long hours and intelligence of its employees rather than expecting a lot but drowning it in corporate bureacracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    As other's stated, it is a good place to start a career, but move forward as soon as you soak up the information

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon & Schuster

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and everyone one is pretty laid.

    Cons

    Many cliques, promotions and raises are based on who you know. Very old staff here, so they are not use to change unless it is forced on them. Which is mostly through technology and not people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open to change and maybe your younger staff will stay. Also, this is not high school, cliques went out the door then. Raises and promotions should be based on performance, not who you are swamping life stories with.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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