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Updated Jun 15, 2014

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3.7 16 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

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Donna M. Hayes

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Marketing

    Marketing (Former Employee)

    ProsWork-life balance, great culture, innovative

    ConsCulture is changing in Marketing

    Advice to Senior ManagementMarketing Leadership from top level is required

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stuck in the past

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsManagement has failed to adapt to a changing publishing environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow Harper's lead.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place if you want work/life balance

    Editorial Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI 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.

    ConsPay, while at industry standard, is quite low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOf 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Underwhelming

    Senior Editor (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsHarlequin 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People there were very nice and friendly

    Lean Six Sigma Consultant (Former Employee) Depew, NY

    ProsGood head of the quality department

    ConsNothing Really. Everything was great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Slow pace, good lifestyle, no pay

    Editorial Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNon-stressful environment, access to commercial fiction

    ConsPainfully slow career advancement and pace

    Advice to Senior ManagementAward and promote up and coming staff to retain talent

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    Outlook not so good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Don Mills, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe top reason for staying here for the benefits package, as the health insurance and work life balance is good.

    ConsCompensation and career opportunities are not good, in fact, a lot of people are losing their jobs, even those who have been here for decades, as management tries to slim down overhead costs. This is starting to show in deliberate staff shortages in some departments, with people leaving and not being replaced, and lack of adequate training for the entry-level people being hired to replace higher-level positions in order to cut costs. We are also seeing smaller bonuses and salary increases, with the excuse that we need to pay dividends. At the same time the problem is compounded by certain people in upper level positions leading their subordinates to have to do more work to get fewer and fewer customers, instead of simplifying things to reduce complexity and costs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company is too top-heavy, and cutting down too fast on the people who are truly passionate and/or doing all the work. If we are going to reduce staff due to the economy, we should be reducing the workload by simplifying instead of making things more complicated. Also, some of us have seen the Torstar investors' report, and it just looks bad when your CEO earns $3 million a year when at the same time we reduce staff, bonuses, and salary increases.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Meh

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work-life balance is great. Staff members are generally very friendly. The hours are good.

    ConsThe job is too easy. Innovation is discouraged. Upper management is unresponsive to employees' concerns. The business was just sold, so the future is uncertain.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people make the difference

    Conschange is a slow process

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew Blood is always good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best company to work for

    Production Coordinator (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat culture, great people, great product. You'll never have more fun while working hard.

    ConsThe pay, while on par with most publishing companies, is very low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was very good. However, more permanent entry-level positions would be good—the work is not going to vanish at the end of one year so it makes sense to make the position permanent rather than contract.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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