Nature Publishing Group Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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Nature Publishing Group Managing Director Steven Inchcoombe
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  1. Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, patient management, training available, travel

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, do not provide bonuses for improvement


  2. Overview

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nature Publishing Group full-time

    Pros

    Perfect company to work; very family oriented

    Cons

    Company got merged and expecting a huge lay-off


  3. 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


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  5. Foot in the door

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

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

    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


  6. Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  7. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  9. Good benefits, but low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    A great place to get a novel perspective on science.

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    Former Employee - Manuscript Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manuscript Editor in New York, NY
    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.


  11. Decent job

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

    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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