Harlequin Enterprises

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Harlequin Enterprises Reviews

Updated December 29, 2014
Updated December 29, 2014
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Marketing

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Harlequin Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great culture, innovative

    Cons

    Culture is changing in Marketing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing Leadership from top level is required

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stuck in the past

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harlequin Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    You can develop a good working relationship with authors who really appreciate editorial input.

    Cons

    Management has failed to adapt to a changing publishing environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow Harper's lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place if you want work/life balance

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

    I have been working at Harlequin Enterprises full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I work with some of the most kind, dedicated and smart people in the business. Company really does strive to provide an atmosphere that's conducive to a healthy work/life balance.

    Cons

    Pay, while at industry standard, is quite low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Of all fifty employees, only a handful (3-5) are able to live in Manhattan. Please consider the cost of living here when calculating our salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Underwhelming

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at Harlequin Enterprises full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you love romance it's obviously a great place to work. I enjoyed working with some truly passionate and dedicated authors.

    Cons

    Harlequin doesn't really foster innovative or creative thinking. The company has done business the same way for years and doesn't think it should change, even when it's not working. It's focused on its brand and not its authors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't maintain the same editorial process and expect that you'll get different results. Despite some good editors, the culture is fairly uninspiring and seems out-of-touch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    People there were very nice and friendly

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    Former Employee - Lean Six Sigma Consultant in Depew, NY
    Former Employee - Lean Six Sigma Consultant in Depew, NY

    I worked at Harlequin Enterprises as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good head of the quality department

    Cons

    Nothing Really. Everything was great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Slow pace, good lifestyle, no pay

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Harlequin Enterprises

    Pros

    Non-stressful environment, access to commercial fiction

    Cons

    Painfully slow career advancement and pace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Award and promote up and coming staff to retain talent

    No opinion of CEO
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    great company culture and good work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Harlequin Enterprises full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great culture, values and working environment, friendly, non political, great work life balance, open communication, passionate employees, high tenure, parking, good perks

    Cons

    slow to change and innovate, limited development opportunities, risk averse, too conservative,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be bold, make changes, greater risk taking

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Harlequin Enterprises full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company spirit, flexible hours, great summer hours and staff activities.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth within product lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current job performance system seems more like an exercise, than actually trying to achieve anything. Cross-functional teams might be more effective in marketing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I like working at harlequin. Love my coworkers. I think the work is a little repetitive though and they could age out people who have been there far to long and may not have the skills to continue to hold up and benefit the company.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Harlequin Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    The Christmas bonus. The benefits. The gym. Coworkers. Fun days.

    Cons

    Work is repetitive. They're not open to changes. The company will continue to spiral down if they don't invest some $ in major marketing updates.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Harlequin is easily the best company I've worked for; they value their employees, have great mentors, competitive pay

    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Harlequin Enterprises as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at Harlequin? The people! They are friendly, helpful, honest, and very passionate about their work. Every day is a new learning experience, and the work is exciting. The pay is competitive, and they have a great many perks for their employees.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about this company.

    Recommends
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