Taunton Press

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Taunton Press Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
22 Reviews
3.0
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Genuine talent, wishy-washy direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taunton Press full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of lovely, hard-working, talented people work here. They're devoted to the work they do and really care about their customers. Nice location, nice benefits on the whole.

    Cons

    Difficult transition from all-print to digital media--the company needs to take some calculated risks, perhaps seek out new audiences and customers. Marketing has never really had a plan. Since my association with the company, the staff's workload has doubled while pay raises were stopped completely. Almost impossible to get promoted on a regular basis, no matter how good your performance reviews are. There seems to be some covert sexism, in that male employees move up the ranks a little more quickly than women, and women are held to account more. A number of unanticipated lay-offs has left employees nervous about their prospects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in your employees' creativity and vision; don't overwork them with drudgery--let them develop new and exciting products! Bring in more staff: the investment will pay off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Upper management changes direction on a regular basis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taunton Press

    Pros

    Great products and support staff.

    Cons

    Tough transition from print to digital.
     Good people leaving and getting eliminated due to VP who can't show ROI

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A few VPs in place are empty suits. Bring in people who can show ROI. Get rid of the people who can't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Quality niche publisher in a tough industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, CT

    I have been working at Taunton Press full-time

    Pros

    Despite the awful time that the magazine industry has had since the recession, Taunton has managed to weather the storm better than others by continuing to produce quality products. Taunton values its customers, not just their money. This contributes to a generally positive work environment and attracts employees with talent and integrity.

    Cons

    Since the recession, the workload has increased steadily, but salaries--already on the low side--have not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Taunton Press

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, CT

    I worked at Taunton Press full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The products and people there are great.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the publishing industry is not a healthy industry and over the last few years I have watch Taunton shrink over and over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Magazine publishing is a tough business these days

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taunton Press

    Pros

    Creative environment; full-time chef, great food

    Cons

    Owners, publishers and editors treated like royalty, everyone else, not so much; long-time employees resistant to change;aging readership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to new employees with new/different ideals; More new products needed to lure younger customers

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Friendly environment, economically delicate industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Taunton Press full-time

    Pros

    Consistent work schedule; friendly employees; benefits like 401k, life insurance, and mediocre health insurance; ability to occasionally work from home; closed on weekends

    Cons

    Stagnant industry, delicate industry (periodic layoffs or staff changes), inability for a more flexible work schedule, not a lot of paid time off for employees below 10 years of service, not a lot of communication between the people at the top and the people at the bottom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The Press

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taunton Press (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free complimentary magazines were a plus.

    Cons

    Some red tape and ineffective structures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Newtown, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Newtown, CT

    I worked at Taunton Press as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the people, learned a lot

    Cons

    Boring workplace, drab and quiet

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Newtown, CT
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Newtown, CT

    I have been working at Taunton Press full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I truly enjoyed the structure of the business and loved working in an environment that inspired personal growth

    Cons

    No complaints - It's a very good company to work for

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Family Company

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    Current Employee - Editorial in Newtown, CT
    Current Employee - Editorial in Newtown, CT

    I have been working at Taunton Press full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting material to work on, nice people and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits and advancement from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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