Ten Speed Press

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Ten Speed Press Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, lots to learn, a lot of collaborative work between departments.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing and Publicity in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing and Publicity in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Ten Speed Press full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ten Speed is a relatively small company and it feels very personal and close. You learn a lot about both small scale and global publishing. Random House has great insurance and other benefits as a company. We get $500 fitness reimbursements, a lot of free books, an every other Friday off in the summer.

    Cons

    It seems for the most part, only those with higher salaries are the ones who get promoted regularly. Not uncommon to be an assistant or associate for years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Funky Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Editor in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Project Editor in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Ten Speed Press

    Pros

    The setting is beautiful, the people are fun and unique, it is an unorthodox place.

    Cons

    Because the company is so loosely structured, decision making can be difficult, and it is hard to navigate the internal politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quirky Publishing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Ten Speed Press

    Pros

    Ten Speed is a small, independent company. The work atmosphere is casual, and the people that work there are open minded. The building is airy with lots of natural light. There's a yoga class once a week.
    Ten Speed puts out a wide range of books, from cookbooks to career to kid's picture books.

    Cons

    Because it's a small company it has limited budget resources. That means lower than average salaries compared with others in the publishing industry. Even though it's a small company, there is limited communication between the upper management and the rest of the company in terms of how the business is doing, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the staff more informed.

    Recommends
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Is bigger better?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ten Speed Press

    Pros

    Now that it's part of Crown, Ten Speed has the $$ and infrastructure it needs to compete in the ever-changing world of trade publishing.

    Cons

    Despite best efforts to preserve it, it's inevitable that Ten Speed's independent spirit will fade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget where you came from.

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