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Hachette Book Group Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
54 Reviews
3.4
54 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free books, nice coworkers, interesting projects, good benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits, offers flexible work environment, positive employees (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • No growth; low pay, even by publishing standards (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management is clueless about what employees really want (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company. Wonderful colleagues.

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    Current Employee - Publicity Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Publicity Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group

    Pros

    It's rare to find a company that provides its employees with the care and attention that Hachette does. You'll enjoy a great environment to work in with employee benefits, perks, and all the books you can dream of!

    Cons

    Rough work-life balance
    Few promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Great Internship!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very pleasant people to work with and free books! HR truly cares about their internship program and having their interns learn as much they can.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They go above an beyond to generally make you happy

    Cons

    Not many options if you find yourself in difficult situations with senior management

    Recommends
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  5.  

    A good place to work if you have muscles!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bulk Storage in Lebanon, IN
    Current Employee - Bulk Storage in Lebanon, IN

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    you get plenty of exercise

    Cons

    It is an amazing place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be strong

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  6.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice and super friendly

    Cons

    Things move a bit slowly here. Projects get killed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Best Intern Experience

    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Hachette Book Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great program for interns that allows them to learn about all the different departments and positions at the company. Forms an overall picture of how publishing works. Office staff is very warm and helpful towards interns, willing to meet and have conversations.

    Cons

    Lots of interns every summer so arguably lots of competition to really stand out (but doesn't it work like that everywhere?). Also intern work is not the best (a lot of mailing or data entry, for example), but that's also how being an intern works, and the people who have real positions have to do those things too.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Wonderful learning experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Hachette Book Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to cultivate fresh talent, nice co-workers and supervisors who are passionate about their craft and the book world, great guidance, open-door policy, summer-hours and all the free books one could ever want. Very organized internship program that gives you detailed insight on all the jobs and functions of a publishing house and how they work together.

    Cons

    Communication between departments working together on some projects could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    filled with learning.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Great hires.

    Cons

    Low Pay. Need more room for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I am very satisfied here and always look forward to coming to work; no two days are the same.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hachette Book Group

    Pros

    There is always a great fostering of a team/family mentality. The company offers many opportunities for coworkers from different departments to come together and get to know one another, for instance an annual company picnic, pool tournaments, and softball and volleyball teams. The vacation and benefits package are great and give employees plenty of opportunity to refresh themselves to be even better workers and not burn out. Coworkers are great, and the majority are supportive and eager to help.

    Cons

    Often, there are issues communicating with other departments because one doesn't really understand what the other does and what they need to accomplish their tasks. Sometimes upper management's goals are implemented without much discussion with the people who will actually be responsible for making them happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way for departments that work closely on a regular basis to come to a better understanding of each other's needs so that each can be productive. Fully understand what all your employees are capable of doing and how much they are capable of handling; communicate with everyone on every level.

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  11.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Hachette Book Group

    Pros

    Great management, benefits are wonderful, I really enjoyed all of the other staff as well. HOnestly, just a great place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work could be pretty tedious, and boring. Some of the divisions have a "snooty" feel to them, with the publishers avoiding contact with "lesser folk".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your underlings - there are tons of great ideas floating around, but too often you close them off and dont listen.

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