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Poets & Writers Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
4 Reviews
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4 Reviews

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Elliot Figman
2 Ratings

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Poets & Writers

    Pros

    Creativity, a passion of mine and a low cost hobby and career.

    Cons

    Can have a lot of down time when in writers block or books are being edited and copywrited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Good mission, not much room for professional growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Poets & Writers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Creative, interesting people and opportunities to connect with others in the literary world. Schedules run like clockwork, so no last minute craziness or working overtime.

    Cons

    Kind of old school and bureaucratic; not a lot of opportunities to grow. Work can be boring. Pay isn't great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how flexible schedules or better pay could help support your staffers that are also writers and artists.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Literary Nonprofit Dedicated to Helping Creative Writers

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

    I worked at Poets & Writers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent online resources and information, dedicated staff, the magazine is well put-together with interviews and profiles of well-known and up-and-coming writers.

    Cons

    There is little opportunity for advancement with entrenched management. The Executive Director is a micro-manager and out-of-touch with the concerns of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When all of your employees in supervisory roles are white, and all of your employees of color are in support and assistant roles, that is a problem and a red flag.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Life is hard as a poet, but I wouldn't trade my poet's life...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Poet in Jerusalem (Israel)
    Current Employee - Poet in Jerusalem (Israel)

    I have been working at Poets & Writers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Writing is creative work, original, one's own to do.

    Cons

    Writing does not pay well for most of us, especially poets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Publish our work, pay us for publishing our work, and pay us a living wage.

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