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One of the worst sales jobs in publishing

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Former Employee - Sales Representative in Malden, MA
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Malden, MA

I worked at Wiley full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good benefits and lots of travel if you enjoy it.

Cons

Terrible line management with promises to promote me to work for another department people were trying to leave.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Comfortable work environment — perhaps too casual — but editorial leadership can be weak

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    Current Employee - EIC/ME in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - EIC/ME in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A virtual paradise for people new to day-side editorial work. Come in at 8 to 8:30 a.m., leave 4 to 4:30 p.m. Easy-to-handle workload vis-a-vis more demanding editorial jobs. Collegial environment, full amenities, super location for commuters. Very generous benefits.

    Cons

    Management apparently can't distinguish great editors from good or subpar editors, so opportunities for promotion are virtually nil — unless you're in sales/marketing, in which case you can move out of the cubicles quickly and into an office. "Lifers" can bog down simple operational processes. Quite hard to "work the room" and build your personal reputation among other potential managers who could promote you; far too "chain-of-command" oriented, which allows credit-stealing managers to keep their iron grip on cushy jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold on to your jobs as long as possible and milk the Wiley system for all the benefits you can. Don't worry about developing your employees' careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Out with the old, in with the new

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    Current Employee - Director in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Major restructuring underway is very challenging.

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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