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Springer Science + Business Media Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
43 Reviews
3.5
43 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Springer Science + Business Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great respect for their employees, numerous advancement opportunities

    Cons

    No cons yet after 6 months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An Ok Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Springer Science + Business Media full-time

    Pros

    The environment is very laid back and the people are very nice. For the most part you are left alone as long as you get your work done.

    Cons

    The expectations for signing books is very unrealistic. The company is mostly focused on quantity rather than quality, but complain about how the books are performing. Their goals have proven to be quite unattainable and you aren't rewarded for the other work you are doing, just the number of books you sign.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Friendly atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Springer Science + Business Media

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexilble environment, supportive management, good benefits

    Cons

    Acct svcs & scientific svcs not always on the same page, financial systems antiquated

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Springer Science + Business Media

    Pros

    Neighborhood is nice place to spend lunch

    Cons

    Management is rather disconnected from staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time in the trenches to understand how your constant changes affect how employees work.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unable to progress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Springer Science + Business Media full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility is something great about the work life balance

    Cons

    Flexibility is the only good thing about the work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A bit slow-paced but good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Springer Science + Business Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fair pay, excellent benefits, excellent training programs, smart and friendly colleagues, and low-stress environment overall. Managers do care about their staff.

    Cons

    Slow decision making and platform development. Like somebody else wrote "slow to turn like a cruise ship". Also, it can be a little cliquey and big company impersonal at times. That said, if you're not looking to make friends at work it's fine. Still gave it four starts since pros exceed cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold all employees accountable to the same performance standards. In some teams it seems okay to work slowly and not respond to emails for example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Springer Science + Business Media

    Pros

    Overall, great opportunities offered at this company.

    Cons

    Luckily, I do not have cons available.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Downhill Trajectory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Springer Science + Business Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Reasonably flexible schedules. There's nothing else.

    Cons

    Extremely poor leadership and management skills exhibited by sales management. Any company that distributes a senior management report with the words "do more with less" deserves what they get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. Makes changes in middle management. Pay attention to why people leave and don't make excuses for yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great, if you're in a Mgmt position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Springer Science + Business Media full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good support for people at the top who already have a staff underneath them

    Cons

    Lower level employees who leave are not being replaced, and entry-level jobs are slowly being absorbed into more senior level positions - twice the work with none of the perks of a better title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company seems to confuse "promotions" with "raises" - if you get promoted to Editor, your new salary is often $10k-$20k LESS than what it would be if you were an outside hire, and this gets justified because "it's still a pretty big raise".

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company, management and employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager (Editorial) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager (Editorial) in New York, NY

    I worked at Springer Science + Business Media full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, learn and grow if you are committed to working hard and smart.

    Cons

    Too much work at times - long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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