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Future Publishing Limited Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
Updated February 3, 2015
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall positive work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Future Publishing Limited

    Pros

    Working with nice, talented people, good benefits, bagels on Fridays.

    Cons

    Management doesn't really know which direction to go in, brands are too fragmented and not enough free collaboration

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    was a great company to work for several years ago but management from outside Future don't understand the culture...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Publishing Limited full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good colleagues, nice office, interesting industry

    Cons

    expectation that staff will keep working harder & longer for no extra reward
    has been turned into just another clinical corporate company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your staff better
    honour the work-life balance policy you claim to be so proud of!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Future has been a brilliant place to work, now needs to emerge reinvigorated from large restructure / redundancy plan

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Publishing Limited full-time

    Pros

    It's always been like a huge (albeit now smaller) family. There's always been a strong culture of togetherness and socialising among 'shop floor' employees. New board must ensure that new reality of downsized company maintains that. Bath is a great city to be part of.

    Cons

    Like all media companies with a strong reliance on print, it's tough to keep revenues up in a declining market. Attempts to find a profitable alternative have foundered so far hence sales of some well-loved titles. There is new senior management in place which is yet to prove it has the answer, although one could apply that to most media companies in this digital world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the plan, whatever it is, with the employees. There are still lots of strong people there - make sure all strands of business are connected and committed to the goal.

    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Future Publishing Limited full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cool People, cool offices, funn work.

    Cons

    Pay is disappointing, gets that's where the passion comes in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more! Invest in staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Executive in Bath, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Executive in Bath, England (UK)

    I worked at Future Publishing Limited full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, team spirit, nice offices

    Cons

    Lack of career progression in my department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work up until 2012, when redundancies started happening and moral plummeted.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PrePress Tehnician in Bath, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PrePress Tehnician in Bath, England (UK)

    I worked at Future Publishing Limited full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice relaxed working atmosphere, decent pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Not much job security now, due to several rounds of redundancies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic, first rate experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bath, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bath, England (UK)

    I worked at Future Publishing Limited full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Young company, built around engaging with people and their passions. In house training is fantastic and comprehensive. Bath is a great city, with transport links to London and Bristol. Bristol airport is nearby as well. Work with people who share you passion.

    Cons

    Bath is a beautiful and relaxing place, but younger employees, or anyone a bit adventurous may find it lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Brilliant people, poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Future Publishing Limited full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really great people working here, which is the only reason I stayed. The London office is in a good location with shops/pubs etc nearby, and there's an on-site cafe.

    Cons

    Salary below industry average, poor working atmosphere (they see anyone who doesn't work late as 'slacking'), too many corners are cut in terms of hiring staff to replace those who have left - even if the work still needs to be done. I was offered very little in the way of training and development, and was never sure if promotion was really an option here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    A good job in theory, but not in practice

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Bath, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Bath, England (UK)

    I worked at Future Publishing Limited

    Pros

    There is a good community atmosphere at Future Publishing and it is easy to make friends with colleagues.
    The offices are nice and well maintained, so you feel very comfortable in your environment.

    Cons

    It's pot luck on what type of manager you'll have and many of them are not interested in helping to develop their team. The job role of 'Editor' is considered an illustrious position where you don't have to do much work, and is generally only earned by people who have been in the company many years, rather than young up-starts who may have new, fresh and innovative ideas.
    There is also a 'boys club' atmosphere on many magazines, which makes women feel intimidated and pushed out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to appreciate the work that their team does and recognise it. Often many editors take recognition for work that isn't theirs and won't pass on praise to others.

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