Compare BioMed Central vs Nature Publishing Group BETA

See how Nature Publishing Group vs. BioMed Central compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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BioMed Central

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.8
(based on 33 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 78 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.4
Career Opportunities
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
BioMed Central Ceo Derk Haank
100%
100%Derk Haank
CEO Approval
Nature Publishing Group Ceo Steven Inchcoombe
74%
74%Steven Inchcoombe
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
45%
% Recommend to a friend
59%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
47%
Positive Business Outlook
27%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Product Development Coordinator1 Salaries
$49,556/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Executive6 Salaries
$48,523/yr
Senior Editor4 Salaries
$86,507/yr
Manager4 Salaries
$78,101/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
There are no reviews matching this company.
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 15 reviews)
"Nice people"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 10 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review
"Easy but dull"Jul 31, 2019

Current Employee - Senior Assistant Editor

I have been working at BioMed Central full-time for more than a year

Pros

The job is fairly easy to do once you have been fully trained. The staff are nice and there is some room for progression. The working week is only 35 hours and there is no need to take work home so... it's very easy to have a work/life balance. The social aspects of the job are good.

Cons

The job is very repetitive so it can become dull quite quickly. Outside of progressing into management it is very hard to progress. If you have a PhD you can move further up the editorial ladder,... otherwise most people move to different positions within Springer Nature or leave the company. The turnover in the team is really high for a number of reasons including: salary expectations, ability to progress and wanting a change in role and responsibility. The job no longer offers flexible working hours.

Advice to Management

Find more ways to make the job interesting and provide staff with more experience so they can progress further in publishing. Salaries have been increased recently, but they could still be higher to... be in line with other publishing jobs. Flexible working hours should be brought back/part of the contract. The rest of London is moving to flexi-time as it's better for the staff and the for the Company, so it seems at odds to have working hours restricted.

"Great team"Apr 22, 2016

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Nature Publishing Group full-time

Pros

Great team of professionals - it was a joy to work with Nature editors Nice office Reasonable working hours Access to Lynda courses

Cons

Quite poor IT support: it can take ages to get a new keyboard or software update My salary was at the market rate

Advice to Management

Although cross-functional communications in NPG are quite good, it may be worth to review how projects are run. A centre of excellence may help to share the best practices in project management.

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