Nature Publishing Group Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Nature Publishing Group Managing Director Steven Inchcoombe
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  1. Decent Place to Work

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

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health insurance and 401K match

    Cons

    Not much feedback on performance or trajectory


  2. Foot in the door

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent benefits and company match 401k
    Friendly employees
    "Business casual" but very relaxed standards
    Summer Fridays

    Cons

    Lots of red tape
    Very conservative pace
    Rote tasks
    Not much room or advancement


  3. Executive Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Surrounded by incredibly smart people that are friendly and down to earth. The directors that I reported too cared about my goals and trajectory and tried to find opportunities for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Not many full time positions available for recent grads, typically temps fill this role.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Worked at NPG for 7 years

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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 full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    generous benefits; engaged and for the most part talented colleagues. Joined up with Springer which will hopefully give them the direction they've been lacking.

    Cons

    Not enough feedback from managers and unless you are close to a top manager you won't advance.

    Advice to Management

    Company/management must be more transparent, engaged, and provide feedback. Direction and focus turned from content to number chasing which will dilute the brand eventually.


  6. Good benefits, but low pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Soul-crushing stagnation, no compensation, no prospects of promotion.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nature Publishing Group

    Pros

    Nice office space; generous number of vacation, personal and sick days offered; decent health insurance; desirable work neighborhood (many restaurants, TriBeCa Film Festival, walking vicinity of Hudson River, celebrity sightings).

    Cons

    People who are least qualified to be managers are in middle management. So many transitions have occurred that it's a wonder that business continues. No one is willing to sit and look closely at what's not working well so the mess that exists doesn't continue escalating.

    Advice to Management

    A director who works in London does not see the work (or lack thereof) of the staff in New York. Don't expect loyalty if you don't keep processes transparent. Do research on the American power-distance-index.


  8. Helpful (1)

    A great place to get a novel perspective on science.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Decent job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Benefit was nice but the turnover was very high.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Working at NPG for over 2 years

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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