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Oxford University Press Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.1 32 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Oxford University Press CEO Nigel Portwood

Nigel Portwood

(12 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to work, but only if you don't mind low pay.

    Assistant Marketing Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlexible hours, great people, summer fridays off, and bagel fridays.

    ConsLow pay! Lots of Work!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more. Living wage increases, but your starting salary remains the same.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for the resume, but that's about it

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's a job and jobs help pay to maintain the rest of your life. If you live a modest life, then they pay adequately, but good luck starting a family with this salary.

    ConsThere is little to no room for growth within the company, unless you'd like to do more work without getting compensated for it. They are more than happy to assign you additional work outside of your job description and then come up with reasons as to why they can't pay you for it

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with some respect. At a bare minimum, it will stop making employees feel the need to blast you on this website, which would in turn allow you to grow as a company instead of holding on for dear life in a world that finds you borderline irrelevant.

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

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    generally good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossmart people, well-poised among academic publishers, keeping up well with changes in publishing industry

    Conscompensation is lower than in trade publishing, company mission is stressed but OUP isn't 100% "non-profit", career opportunities are sometimes lacking, very hierarchical culture

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

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    Poor management, low morale

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOUP is a great name to add to your resume.

    ConsUnfortunately, management is pretty bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to invest in your employees/

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment but won't really learn anything new

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLaid back environment. Great colleagues.

    ConsNot innovating at all. Did not learn anything new in months.

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

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    Sinking Ship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent content, and wonderful benefits.

    ConsHigh turnover in key departments create holes in the work flow, and lost revenue. Terrible communication between departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what type of leaders you're trying to be, and remember that nothing can actually get done without support from your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Beginning....but the company lets you down in the end

    GAB (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCo-workers are nice to work with. Casual dress is accepted. Flexible hours.

    ConsNo promotions. Extra education won't make a difference to your salary or your position. Some folks have Masters degrees and do menial work. They say they look for people of integrity but they ignore work records and fire people a week before Christmas. The management is not interested in career development, and unless you are in marketing, sales, or editorial you are routinely ignored and your work is taken for granted. Most people are fearful of losing their jobs so they usually don't speak up to moments of injustice. Human Resources cares nothing about employees they only follow the company motto for lower employees, but management gets carte blanche to make their own rules. They don't care about your personal difficulties before they fire you. Very little compassion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people who work for you. Create an environment where people feel comfortable no matter the department. Pay people what they're worth. Don't be dismissive of employees' skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging, engaging environment, massively underpaid.

    Editorial Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery intelligent colleagues; collegiate-like enviroment

    ConsNo money...without hesitation, the lowest paying publishing house in Manhattan (except possibly FSG)

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    Conservative and Traditional

    Managing Editor (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery predictable work schedule and work load. Good benefits.

    ConsWorkload is more than salary range. Not flexible or open to ideas.

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

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    Old school publisher

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice work envionment, good employee facilities

    ConsWell behind the curve of the publishing business

    Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge the status quo

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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