Nature Publishing Group Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Good benefits, but low pay

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible hours, easy to telecommute, good brand name recognition. Laid back work environment and people are generally friendly.

    Cons

    Low pay with little in terms of raises. Easy for people to get complacent. Upper management can seem out of touch.

  2. A great place to get a novel perspective on science.

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

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the science is very interesting. Some of it is less so but that's the stuff that doesn't take up too much time once you get the hang of the gig.

    Cons

    Time management is challenging. There are always a lot of papers to read along with a slew of other tasks. Getting fast is a must.

  3. Decent job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group

    Pros

    Co-workers, meaningful work, modern office, collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    Deadline-driven environment means some high-stress days. Salary is on the low end, but I expect that's typical for publishing.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Benefit was nice but the turnover was very high.

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

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefit - Health and Vacation/Summer time Friday. Work life balance.

    Cons

    No feedback. No advancement unless you try to be your manager's best friend for your advancement and for human-treatments. Otherwise, be ready to be treated as one of resources/tools. They want someone who had years of experiences to do entry level jobs.

    Advice to Management

    I am sure there are decent managements there, but at least, throughout my experience, management tried to protect its own position. Headquarter in UK needs to oversight this workplace if they want to improve their business and to prevent the high turnovers.

  6. Working at NPG for over 2 years

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The hours are pretty good and over time is as needed
    Great smart people to work with
    Summer Fridays are a great perk

    Cons

    Salaries tend to be a little below the average in the industry.
    Can be hard to advance career unless you do it yourself

    Advice to Management

    Management should push more training and career advancement

  7. Helpful (1)

    Very satisfied (sales).

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

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    +Excellent work/life balance.
    +Really transparent and satisfying commission structure.
    +Travel.
    +Corporate card.
    +Really like the people I work with.
    +Cool location.

    Cons

    -Training depends on manager and may be lacking. They have recently been changing things however.
    -People are chatty and you will hear people talk about others. So don't make a scene at the Christmas party!
    -Sometimes there is an occasional lack of communication from the higher ups.

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on training and make sure you communicate. Otherwise keep up the good work!

  8. My run at NPG was great. I have not complaints

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Traveling, time-off policies, work-life balance, tele-commute

    Cons

    better training on various software platforms, room for advancement,

    Advice to Management

    extend more training.

  9. Change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back culture though could be changing.

    Cons

    Low pay, no recognition for a job above and beyond with little resources.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees on both sid of the pond.

  10. OK place to work, but difficult to get ahead.

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

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work schedule is flexible, science can be pretty amazing.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement unless you work in the London office, currently very little pay increase, poor communication between upper management and everyone else.

  11. Helpful (3)

    This is one arrogant company who doesn't value good staff.

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    Former Employee - Publishing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Publishing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice to work for a company that many people hold in high esteem; there are some smart people there, and it's reasonably family-friendly.

    Cons

    Unfortunately upper management in the London office have continued trading on the good 'nature' name for too long, and as a result the company is arrogant, over-sized and rushes around acquiring journals faster than lightning. They then hand over the day-to-day running of these journals to staff who are already working beyond capacity with a 'sink or swim' mentality and very little support or guidance. Turnover is notoriously high - seems everyone either works there for 6 months, 6 years or life. Pay is pretty dismal because HR knows that everyone wants a shot at workign there - it's "a resume builder" they say. Admittedly that's true, and my time there did open other doors, but that's no reason to pay so poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be over-ambitious with building your stable of journals just by acquiring second-rate society journal contracts.

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