Macmillan Publishers Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Inclusiveness Openness Intellectual Smart Innovative - work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Company has good benefits like summer hours, work from home, flexible hours (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Academic and intellectual people can often over analyse, be change averse and stall on decision making - change can be slow to happen (in 3 reviews)

  • Interior of building is old and can't be renovated, not a lot of opportunities to meet other employees (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Editor

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

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great boss, great job, intersting projects, a lot of professional growth

    Cons

    The salary, life work balance

    Advice to Management

    Pay better for good employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Macmillan puts their employees first, great medical benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Pay is low but this is expected with the industry


  3. Good Standard Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Solutions Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Solutions Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are standard with what is offered among other industry companies. Nothing fancy but there is definitely not anything lacking.

    Cons

    It is not always clear who to contact for what in Human Resources. A better liaison system to know who to contact for what would be most helpful.

    Advice to Management

    They could use a better liaison system to know who to contact for what would be most helpful.


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  5. Sales Executive School division

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers

    Pros

    the work ambiance was most awesome. Got many learnings by everyday.

    Cons

    The perks offered and package offered.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Severely Lacking Structure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tons of paid time off and, depending on your manager, super easy to request off. Most positions allow you to work from home under certain circumstances. Relaxed atmosphere. More casual than business casual. Midtown location is ideal for commuters.

    Cons

    The pay - one of the lowest paying in our industry, entry level is around 29,000. Internal promotions are hard to come by - you see more external hires than internal promotions. Work/Life balance is difficult when in higher positions. Severely lacking structure - different divisions struggle with communication and coordination. Currently in the process of moving downtown - a total inconvenience to most of the commuting employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times and listen to your employees. With the cost of living getting higher and higher, there should be no reason starting salaries haven't increased in over 5 years. Also, most people don't approve of the move to the new office.


  7. Good company to work for, great management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Administrator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great managers, great place to hone skills

    Cons

    Little room to advance, low pay


  8. Helpful (1)

    Decent company, good work-life balance, low pay

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

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice, almost too nice. It's a fairly casual office environment. If you are an entry-level employee, you track hours and get paid overtime.

    Cons

    You will not be compensated well. Some managers are not skilled or good communicators. Budgets for many initiatives are tight. Projects can sometimes seem haphazard.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and their long-term career growth. Train them. Develop their skills.


  9. Best Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macmillan Publishers

    Pros

    it is stable and if the assignment is under the right manager work life balance can be reasonable

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent. For example, one manager, lacking appropriate expertise, will prescribe GRC development that is flawed and is crippling the system and then blame system deterioration on the person directed to make the flawed changes. This manager has fired or dismissed a series of competent professionals and has been promoted as a reward for the instability and turn over.


  10. Great, collaborative place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, creative people, grass roots mentality.

    Cons

    You may need to nudge to get the promotion you deserve.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Outside Sales Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Macmillan Publishers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great regional management...not much micromanagement at the regional level and an overall good culture compared to the other large publishers. Certain lists are dominant, like Psychology and English

    Cons

    Has moved from being a flat organization when I started to a much more corporate, big-brother environment at the top. Technology problems. Reps carry entirely too much product - not enough time to sell with as much as we have on our plate. Expectations are too high for what we are paid. Compensation plan is just okay. No company trips. Just a bonus, which is lower than most of the industry at plan.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the old culture, hire more reps and marketing so that the few reps we haven't don't carry such a burden and if you aren't going to do that, then adjust salaries since most of us do the work of 2 people.



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